Are you someone who naturally possesses the vision to drive big picture growth and change, but will also take care of the details or process required to achieve those goals? If so, the Black Spectacles Head of UX / Design role may be the perfect opportunity for you to grow your career!
At Black Spectacles, we are a purpose-driven company, aimed squarely at educating and inspiring architects around the world so that they can prosper in their careers.
Our platform attracts architects from around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content, which includes podcasts, design tutorials, and exam preparation, helps architects keep up with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.
Black Spectacles is based in Chicago and has a completely remote staff. We are a Great Place to Work-Certified ™ company and ranked 11th in education on INC’s list of fastest growing companies. 5000 from the United States in 2019. To keep that momentum strong, we are expanding our team of enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
We are on the hunt for a user experience design leader to team up and develop a world-class design direction, vision and strategy for all aspects of Black Spectacles, including our software products (web and mobile). , learning and marketing products. materials.
Establish and enforce visual & amp; UX design direction for our software products, training videos, and marketing materials, ensuring design consistency across departments.
Create, manage and train a new design team, from scratch, of visual designers and UX designers to execute your world-class design direction for software, training videos, and marketing materials.
Develop design processes and systems that will be used in all variations of our software products, learning materials, and marketing.
Collaborate closely with engineering and product management in an agile / lean and iterative manner to ensure that proposed designs meet user needs and are feasible to implement.
Tell the customer’s story, their jobs to be done, and build consensus on user results. Continually evaluate customer engagement points and recommend design improvements.
Bachelor in Interface Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design or related field
Minimum 4 years of professional experience in UX design, UI design, information architect or similar role
More than 7 years of experience in a graphic design or visual design position, either in the company or in an agency.
Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop or similar experience
Experience working with HTML / CSS
Exceptional design skills related to a wide range of print and digital products
Samples or portfolio of work demonstrating required prior experience
Essential SaaS product design expertise
Experience the mentoring, coaching, and guidance of other less-titled Designers on best practices and methodologies.
Must be able to travel to Chicago for quarterly team meetings
It’s good to have:
Experience in an agile environment
Experience with wireframe tools or ability to recommend one.
‘Work from anywhere’ policy
Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short- or long-term disability and life insurance
Flexible savings accounts and health savings accounts
Employee Referral Program
Pre-tax traveler program
Frequent team events & amp; quarterly social gatherings
Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.
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