Lead UX 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’re looking for a Lead UX Designer with 8+ years’ experience to help us continue to create awesome experiences. You’ll have a hands-on, creative approach, with an enthusiasm to work end-to-end on a range of diverse projects; leading the UX design of projects. We work from research and definition through to a brilliant crafted execution, and you’ll be able to put your weight behind the project from start to finish. In addition, you’ll have a genuine passion for design, brand and technology.

You’ll have some strong agency and ideally clientside experience and be able to hit the ground running, working closely with clients from day one. You’ll be planning, leading and facilitating workshops, enabling compelling discussion and helping to build solutions with clear thinking and rationale. You’ll also be working with our other designers to create concepts and weave that value throughout the services and products we create, ensuring the value persists. You won’t just be a “thinker”, you’ll also enjoy spending your time on the tools, producing and evolving designs.

On a typical day on our studio you will be:

  • Using design to help users achieve their goals and clients to hit their strategic business objectives
  • Taking ownership of the design quality and consistency across your projects
  • Putting pen to paper, or pixels to screen to make ideas come to life
  • Collaborating with all members of The Unit team from Service, UX, IxD and Visual Designers, to Developers and Senior Management, on a wide range of interesting digital projects
  • Working with our clients and their customers to make sure we’re solving the right problem, and designing the best solution
  • Using our dedicated usability testing lab for employing qualitative and quantitative methods to gather feedback, uncover user needs and generate design concepts that connect with customers Leading communication of research findings, conceptual ideas and service strategy

Skills range

  • Excellent design skills and an awareness of new trends and innovation
  • A strong design portfolio which showcases your skills in research, problem definition, process and designed output
  • An ability to thrive in our fast-paced agency environment and work collaboratively within multi-disciplined teams
  • Strong problem-solving ability and independent self-direction
  • Assertiveness, empathy and excellent communication skills, with the confidence to positively challenge both your colleagues and clients from day one
  • Experience of working using Agile and Lean methodologies Strong client-facing skills

Person specification

You’ll be passionate about UX 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, get in touch.

Key area



Full time

Additional information

  • Competitive salary: £55k - £65k
  • 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 your CV, covering letter and a link to your portfolio to [email protected]