Director, Design

Chicago, United States

Job Description

You’re here because you believe pragmatic and metric driven design paves way for great digital products.

You are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what the design discipline can offer business - from research, to user experience, to interface design, and user testing. You believe design is a science with hard KPI’s that can influence decisions that either make or break a product. You are a practitioner, mentor, writer, speaker, and a leader for a team of individuals just as passionate about creating value-centric experiences as you are.

We are looking for a Director of Product Design to lead our growing design team in the Chicago office. You will be a part of a focused and passionate management team that has grown the business at a rate of 50% year. You will be challenged to accelerate this growth by building our design practice to be known as the leading digital products practice locally and across the US.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, define, and mature the digital design practice

  • Grow the design team by helping Team Leads hire 2 to 3 new members each quarter

  • Maintain a high utilization for the team and assist the sales team in pursuing new business

  • Be a tireless advocate for the user and evangelize the importance of user feedback, and data-driven decision making in informing great design

  • Contribute to company design thought leadership

Requirements

  • 10 years of experience as a user experience and design professional

  • 2 years of experience leading, managing design teams

  • Design portfolio with examples of digital product design, and information visualization

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Benefits

  • A digital products focused company with a variety of challenging engagements with upper mid-market and Fortune organizations

  • Ability to work as part of an engaged, young, and energetic management team

  • Sponsored participation in professional improvement events

  • Competitive salary and performance based bonuses

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Three weeks paid vacation plus standard United States holidays

  • 401(k) plan

  • Maternity/Paternity leave benefit

  • Gym membership

  • Team building events, Friday lunches and a stocked kitchen

  • Employee referral program