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UX & UI Designer

Posted: 31/07/2017 | Location: Manchester | Reporting to: Head of Design

Overview
Degree 53 is an award-winning digital agency based in Manchester that specialises in creating user focused multi-channel websites, mobile apps and end-to-end platforms. Degree 53 offers digital solutions to a number of industries, including gambling, sports, finance, retail and travel, however, we are a specialist in the gambling industry and work with clients all over the world in this sector.

Our mission is to improve the digital experience for all and we are looking for a talented UX and UI Designer to join the team to help us achieve this goal in producing sleek, user-centric designs across a range of products and services.

We are looking for skilled individuals who share our values to join our exceptionally talented Design team. We value collaboration and creativity and want everyone to come up with ideas on how to create the best products for our clients; new and existing.

We want someone to work closely within the project team to deliver on time and on budget to the high quality we strive for. You will need to understand the demands of working for an agency, delivering projects as well as being involved proposals or supporting existing projects.

If this sounds like you, keep reading…

Your Responsibilities

  • Sketching, storyboarding, wireframing and prototyping user journeys – the full UX process.
  • Producing stunning UI designs for client and internal projects.
  • Producing eye-catching work for new business proposals and pitches. 
  • Taking part in client meetings and advising on design best practices.
  • Working with team members from different departments to ensure that the product you’re working on is delivered to a high standard, on time and on budget.
  • Annotating designs for developers and running regular design reviews to make sure the final product is pixel perfect.
  • Ability to work to client’s brand guidelines, create a new brand from scratch and everything in between.
  • Occasionally taking part in a 5 day intense design sprint alongside Degree 53 team members and clients and being able to deliver a semi-functional prototype, accompanied with a summarized document within that timeframe.

What we expect

You will work closely with the team throughout the entire project lifecycle from the initial proposal stage, delivery, release and subsequent updates.

You will have excellent attention to detail and we want you to thoroughly test and review your work prior to it being handed over to the development team for build.

You will be able to effectively communicate with different team members across the company and clients to ensure that the designed solution matches the client’s requirements.

Your position

You will sit within the Design team and report to Jade Sahota, Head of Design. The Design team us currently 6 people.

The skills you should have

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the Sketch and Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign)
  • Mobile UI Design experience e.g. iOS, Android, Windows etc…
  • UX design and prototyping experience
  • Wireframe wizard
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in responsive web design
  • Exceptional portfolio of previous design work
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Good technical understanding with the ability to pick up new tools quickly
  • Love working as part of a team and collaborating with developers, project managers, testers etc.
  • An understanding of front-end web development (HTML & CSS)
  • Previous animation design experience e.g. Adobe After Effects

Who we're looking for...

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written
  • Someone who is adaptable and able to pick up new techniques
  • Enjoys keeping up to date with advances in web/mobile technologies and how they can be applied to projects
  • Someone with a keen eye for detail
  • Hard working and willing to go above and beyond learning new skills
  • Love working as part of a team and collaborating with others
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Someone willing to go above and beyond to client expectations and deadlines

The good stuff...

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee of the month scheme
  • Referral bonus
  • 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy break out area and Mario Kart
  • In-house canteen with seating area, pool & table tennis tables

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Working At Degree 53

We're always searching for talented, passionate and thoughtful people to join our team. If you thrive on diversity, collaboration and a great working environment, we'd love for you to get in touch with us!

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