Lead UX Designer - up to £65k

12th Mar 2018

About us

For over a decade, we’ve helped everyone from startups to the world's biggest companies design and build digital products that are simple, beautiful and easy to use. To do this we need your talent; so we are looking to expand our dynamic and creative team.

2018 is an exciting time for us; we're growing and we want you to grow with us. Working in our sunny Brighton studio you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, generous benefits, exciting projects with high-profile brands, and a team you'll love working with. Oh, and plenty of snacks and drinks.

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

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. You’ll have strong agency and client-side experience and will be able to hit the ground running, working closely with clients from day one.

On a typical day on our studio you will be:

  • Using UX design and research methods to help users achieve their goals and clients to hit their strategic business objectives

  • Taking ownership of the user experience quality and consistency across your projects

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

  • 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

UX Design Portfolio

Your portfolio should contain great examples of:

  • Expert reviews

  • Competitor analyses

  • Evidence that you have captured and worked with business requirements and objectives, product KPIs and performance metrics

  • Stakeholder workshop outputs

  • Wireframes, component/pattern libraries, prototypes

  • Sitemaps

  • Project research, user interviews and card sorting

UX Research Skillset

At The Unit we and our clients value the merits of research. We would love to see examples of where you have:

  • Discovered and documented users' mental models

  • Mapped user journeys and product experiences (online, offline and the interfaces between the two)

  • Created and analysed user surveys

  • Used different UX research and analysis tools to understand behavioural patterns

  • Created archetypal user personas

Skills Range and Toolset

In addition, you will have:

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and independent self-direction

  • 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

You should be a whizz at some or all of the following:

  • Axure, OmniGraffle, InVision, Sketch, Zeplin

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.

Key area

UX Design


Full time

Additional information

  • Competitive salary: up to £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]