Head of Design

Head of Design Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Design to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and enforce design standards for Findora applications;
  • Represent the Museum externally on design related matters;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Manage the Museum’s team of multidisciplinary designers (9 FTEs), applying new ways of working where appropriate;
  • Build and lead a talented group of UI/UX and graphic designers;
  • Design memorable user flows for a variety of financial applications;
  • Collaborate closely with the design and engineering teams to design and enhance the user experience of our products;
  • Respond quickly to design challenges and feedback, and proactively anticipate needs for different teams and projects;
  • Manage and grow a team of talented product designers;
  • Work with many different in-house teams to help develop designs for relevant projects that bring the work to life;
  • Maintain accuracy and attention to detail on a variety of projects simultaneously throughout the creative and production process;
  • Research, understand and evangelize the needs of our customers (renters, landlords, agents, property managers) to our product and design teams;
  • Develop creative concepts that have a clear narrative;
  • Establish the vision/mission/goals for the design team organization;
  • Influence both company and product strategy through your team’s work.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience leading design initiatives;
  • 5+ years of UI/UX experience;
  • 5 to 7 years of supervisory and/or project/process management experience;
  • Knowledge of end-to-end product design;
  • Detailed-oriented approach to product design;
  • Successful track record of overseeing the user experience of production-ready products;
  • Understanding of both web and traditional media;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • BS Degree in relevant field;
  • Focused and clear communicator who values collaboration, transparency, and accountability;
  • Proficient with leading design tools (Figma or Sketch preferred);
  • Ability to supervise and develop employees;
  • Experience working with Product and Marketing teams;
  • A strong working knowledge of online and offline design, brand development and the creative process;
  • Experience with design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch.