Design Lead

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 28 February 2018
Twitter: @soonlondon
Job Listing Added: 29 January 2018

SOON_ is looking for an outstanding Design Lead with minimum 5+ years experience in the industry to help us push our design output to the next level. You should be passionate about all aspects of digital design and have a strong portfolio of digital projects.

This is an opportunity to join an exciting, independent, creative digital agency where everybody is passionate about making digital things and producing award-winning, innovative work. We are lucky to service an interesting mix of high profile clients and start-ups across many different types of digital projects.

You will be working directly with Fred Flade (@flicko), co-founder and Creative Director. You should be happy to work autonomously taking projects from pitch to final delivery. You should have experience presenting work confidently to clients directly. Your passion and experience in UI and UX design should motivate and guide the wider design team.


Your role within the company:

You will help to lead and mentor the digital design team and provide input on company design processes as well as workflow improvements.

Overall, you will help us to improve the quality of our design output by being aware of the latest UX and technology trends.

Your role within projects:

You will help to develop and shape the brief, be able to identify problems and provide input across all phases of the project. We like to solve problems based on solid research and insights, therefore, guiding research and insight development is expected. At SOON_ we don’t have a dedicated UX team as we believe that user experience is everybody’s responsibility. For this reason, a passion for good usability and user experience is desired.

You will originate overall project art direction and guide the wider team to stay on track with the project vision. Obviously, you must be experienced in talking through your ideas confidently with the team and clients. Most of our projects include us building the product, which means also having the ability to articulate designs to the dev team is extremely important.

Your typical output will be:

  • User interface designs (Sketch / Photoshop / Illustrator)
  • Development of design systems (Grids / interactive behavior / Visual style guides)
  • Wireframes and sitemaps
  • Prototypes
  • Design style guides
  • Presentations to explain design internally or to clients

How to Apply

Do you think your best work is yet to come? Ready for something completely different? Join the team at SOON_ and put your career back on track. Apply now: