Let’s work together.

We're looking for a Design Director with exceptional UX/UI chops who can play well with others, and help us grow.

Design Director

In your role as Design Director, you will be our Champion of Design, helping us drive innovation and creativity. You will mentor a talented team of UX/UI designers, inspiring them to create stellar user experiences grounded in research, business requirements, and user needs. As a member of the management team, you’ll help evolve our processes to improve the overall success of our team and agency.

You are as well-versed in user experience design as you are in user interface design, with deep domain knowledge in each. You can lead productive conversations and feedback sessions about everything from wireframes, to user flows, to style tiles, to user interface elements, to prototypes (and more).

You believe that in order to lead, you must continue to practice – and this role will require you continue to do so on a select basis. You’ll work with our inter-disciplinary teams, to deliver the highest level of service, satisfaction, and thinking to our clients.

Your ability to herd cats is legendary, and you’ll have no problem coordinating multiple projects and responsibilities across internal and client projects and initiatives.

Benefits

  • Easy commute to our office in downtown Toronto
  • Whether you’re an early riser or a snooze master, pick a schedule that works for you with flexible working hours
  • Recharge your batteries with ample vacation time
  • Get that dental checkup with full benefits (extended health, dental, life, and disability)
  • Never stop growing with professional development opportunities like conferences and continuing education
  • Dress for comfort in our casual, open-office environment
  • Raise a glass with us every Friday at beer o’clock

Must haves

  • Collaborative, intrapreneurial spirit
  • Proven ability and desire to be a strong mentor to a team
  • Passion for UX and UI design, with deep knowledge of best practices and trends and exceptional executional skills
  • Ability to express and sell a strong creative vision
  • Superior problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to facilitate productive discussions with internal and client stakeholders
  • Self-guided, disciplined individual
  • Thrives in an innovative, experimental, and fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Excellent grasp of trends in our key verticals
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies (scrum, kanban, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the tools of the trade (we primarily use: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Expert knowledge of web design principles, best practices, and trends
  • Sense of humour

Nice-to-haves

  • Knowledge of web design languages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with using data to measure design performance (e.g., GA, user testing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of accessibility best practices

Responsibilities

  • Foster a creative and collaborative work environment
  • Advocate for the creative team and process within the company
  • Guide the development, evolution, and adoption of creative processes, tools, and techniques to develop high quality outcomes and strong working relationships with clients
  • Mentor team members through a user-centered design process that focuses on a strong understanding of business goals, target audiences, and competitive landscapes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to solve complex creative and technical challenges
  • Motivate, guide, and develop design talent within the company
  • Provide thought leadership and ensure knowledge sharing within the design department and project teams
  • Maintain team motivation and morale by providing guidance and constructive feedback
  • Build strong working relationships with internal and client stakeholders, be a trusted advisor
  • Pitch creative concepts to internal and client stakeholders passionately and persuasively
  • Brainstorm and collaborate with team members to sketch, prototype, and refine interaction models
  • Assist in the creation and presentation of RFPs and pitches
  • Other duties, as assigned

Interested?

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@ecentricarts.com.