Design Director

Job Location(s) US | US-GA-Atlanta | US-MI-Livonia | US-IL-Chicago | US-MO-St. Louis | US-LA-Lafayette
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/1/2021 4:00 PM)
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Design Director

Perficient’s Experience Design group (XD) is purpose-built to help companies who believe that Customer Experience is the defining strategic imperative of our day. Their customers have problems to solve and jobs to be done; customers who want to be heard, to be personalized to, and who need relevant content with frictionless customer journeys. XD focuses on building deep customer empathy through customer immersion, quantitative inquiry, and proprietary insights we have built by delivering to hundreds of clients. This understanding sets up multi-dimensional design and prototyping to imagine the products and experiences our clients need. But human-centered design is nothing without the humanity of our talented researchers, strategists, designers, UX architects, and project managers – our people make the difference and our creative community thrives by working on some of the biggest brands and making a real difference in our communities.


Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in South America, India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Best Place to Work” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


The Design Director is both a leader and a practitioner, guiding teams and executing through the entire design process from discovery to delivery for digital projects ranging from responsive websites, mobile applications, and other digital systems. As a Design Director you will facilitate workshops with clients and users to understand their needs, scope and plan features and functionality, lead your team in defining the experience through user flows, wireframes and visual design comps, and documenting the experience through design systems and annotation. You will work closely with clients, digital strategists, content strategists, project managers, account managers and front-end and back-end developers to develop innovative and engaging solutions. Your fundamental responsibility is to lead design teams to create engaging, human-centered experiences.





What you’ll do


You will both lead your team and execute across these activities:

  • Provide strategic recommendations that consider the full range of users’ cross-channel touchpoints, motivations, and pain points.
  • Facilitate client workshops and drive clients to thoughtful, considered decisions.
  • Visualize the experience through design deliverables such as site maps, user flows, wireframes, visual design comps, and prototypes.
  • Convey the expected experience through supporting documentation, such as user stories, requirements, functional annotations, and design systems.
  • Participate in sales activities by quickly understanding a potential client’s needs and outlining a vision appropriate for the budget, ask, and core user needs.
  • Work with a wide range of clients and projects, such as e-commerce, financial services, healthcare, intranets, and many more.
  • Lead and mentor a team of 5+ designers 
You are not expected to be an expert in every single area, but you should have the ability to identify appropriate team members and provide feedback to ensure a quality process and experience



What experience you need

  • Aptitude as a hands-on, strategic thinker who can execute as well as lead.
  • Ability to design across devices, from desktop to mobile, and across systems, from browser-based websites and apps to native apps for mobile.
  • 8+ years as a UX/UI Designer or a related position.
  • Proficient in the execution of design deliverables such as wireframes, design comps and prototypes
  • Degree in Design or a related field.
  • Proficiency with design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma and Sketch.
  • A deep understanding of the end-to-end Experience Design capabilities and how they work together.
  • Experience leading and mentoring a team of designers.  

What other qualities will help you succeed

  • Strategic, creative thinker able to translate findings into clear guidance for designers and developers and define clear project measures.
  • Ability to lead cross-discipline teams.
  • Demonstrable passion for designing exceptional user experiences.
  • Deep empathy with users, understanding that people will expect a humane, usable, and successful user experience as well as required functionality and features.
  • Ability to communicate well with stakeholders, teammates, and users.
  • A high-level understanding of current relevant technologies and ability to quickly comprehend the fundamentals of new technologies and how those might influence requirements, design approach, and product innovation.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, flexible, and calm in the face of ambiguity.
  • Ability to thrive in a sprint-oriented environment.
  • Consultancy or agency experience a plus.
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach as well as to fit project budget and timelines.
  • Skills in business strategy, content strategy, or writing a plus--but not required.

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 


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