Lead UI Designer

12th Mar 2018

About us

The Unit is hiring! We are looking to expand our dynamic and creative team to support our growing client base. You’ll be working at our sunny Brighton studio on innovative projects, from Internet of Things prototypes to substantial digital change programmes. Our clients include household names in international finance, global energy and bespoke travel. 2018 is an exciting time for us; we’re growing and we want you to grow with us.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Lead UI Designer with a genuine passion for digital design, brand and technology, to work collaboratively within our multi-disciplined, agile design team. You’ll have a hands-on approach and be able to visualise a project's essence, taking it from an initial idea to a brilliantly crafted execution.

We need someone who can hit the ground running and work closely with clients from day one. You’ll lead the creative execution across multiple large scale projects, finding ways to translate customer experience strategies into beautiful visual interfaces. In addition you’ll act as mentor to a dynamic group of designers; playing an instrumental role in boosting the creative output of the team, reviewing work and ensuring the output is of a consistently high standard.

On a typical day in the studio you will be:

  • Designing cutting-edge digital products for global brands

  • Using design to help meet clients' strategic business objectives, either working within brand guidelines, or helping to shape and create them

  • Ensuring design quality and consistency throughout the project life-cycle

  • Collaborating with all members of The Unit team from Service Design, UX and other Visual Designers, to Developers and Senior Management, on a wide range of interesting digital projects

  • Putting pen to paper, or pixels to screen to make ideas come to life

  • Assisting with business development in leading pitching work

Skills range

  • Several years’ experience as a Lead UI Designer, and a strong portfolio which showcases your skills in form, function, colour, typography and Visual Design

  • Solid agency experience, designing responsive interactive products and services across multiple digital platforms

  • An intuitive ability to empathise and understand the user's experience

  • Experience mentoring and directing the output of other designers and getting the most from them

  • The ability to think outside the box and challenge existing design patterns

  • Exceptional design skills, an awareness of new trends and a passion for innovation and emerging technologies

  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced agency environment, with strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with a collaborative approach

  • Excellent communication skills and the confidence to run design workshops with clients, with the gravitas to sell your ideas

  • Knowledge of designing for accessibility standards

  • Technical skills such as Sketch, motion graphics, 3D video and interaction prototyping tools

  • A high-level understanding of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Javascript

  • Experience in branding

  • Illustration skills would be a bonus

Person specification

You’ll be passionate about design with a keen eye for detail and an interest in new technologies. You’ll value your personal development, so we’ll provide you with an annual training budget to spend on what really interests you and helps you to flourish.

A creative thinker with a strong work ethic, you’ll share our positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning. You’ll take part in regular Innovation Days and knowledge sharing sessions, so we really get to know what you're passionate about. You’ll also get the chance to take these ideas to the next level with leading-edge projects and new technology.

There are no lone wolves in our pack; we’re looking for a team player who can build rapport quickly. You’ll be working collaboratively with talented, creative colleagues and interesting clients who we see as partners, not just customers.

We’re a friendly bunch; whether it's beer o'clock on a Friday, regular socials, getting involved with our exciting digital events or joining us for our legendary summer jollies, you’ll get to know everyone really quickly.

So, if you think we can put your talents to work, then please get in touch.

Key area



Full Time

Additional information

  • Competitive salary: £40k - £55k

  • Modern offices in the heart of Brighton

  • Generous personal development budget to invest in your career

  • Weekly knowledge-shares and skills swap

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Company pension scheme

  • Friendly, sociable team

  • Friday beers and regular socials

  • Childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme

Interested? Please send a CV, covering letter and a link to your portfolio to [email protected]