Sköna is seeking a Lead UX/UI Designer to lead the digital/web practice in our San Francisco office. We are looking for a passionate and experienced individual with outstanding design and analytical sense. You are a visionary, think strategically and holistically about digital experiences, and are able to consult our C-level clients on how to grow their brands and businesses online. You also need to be a leader personality and inspire and mentor the digital creative team, oversee work from strategy to execution on multiple simultaneous projects, and work well across disciplines and offices.

 

About Our Culture

We’re a small (but mighty) B2B creative agency based in San Francisco and Stockholm. We work with mostly high tech clients on a range of creative services including brand strategy and design, website development, campaign concepts, motion, and much more. Our team is tight-knit and we love what we do. We like to do great work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We focus on collaboration to produce beautiful results, we leave our egos at the door and look for ways to always pitch in.

 

Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Push our agency forward in creating forward-thinking digital experiences

  • Oversight and accountability of digital design projects from start to finish

  • Work with the brand team to extend brand concepts to website experiences. Produce user flows and customer journeys, wireframes, visual design and UI, prototypes, and interaction design for various B2B clients in the technology space

  • Lead and execute web strategy/UX strategy projects including research and analytics, and recommendations

  • Plan and conduct user research and testing relating to web and app initiatives

  • Lead and execute web visual design projects

  • Proactively identify web project opportunities for our clients

  • Act as a liaison between creative & development to ensure quality output and forward-thinking solutions

  • Lead and mentor a team of digital designers

  • Identifying opportunities for continuous process improvement, and proposing tools to support design operations

  • Provide digital thought leadership and best practices for the agency and team

  • Represent the agency’s creative ‘product’ – present concepts and ideas to clients and become the agency’s digital creative voice

  • Support on new business development. Selling Skona’s web services, participating in proposals by providing direction on process and budgets, and presenting recommendations to prospective clients.

 

Requirements

  • 10+ years of proven experience in UX, UI, and interaction design for web

  • 5+ years leading projects, teams, and consulting and presenting to clients

  • 3+ years in an agency environment

  • 2+ years experience in management

  • BA/BFA/MFA in design or similar discipline

  • Proven experience in creating innovative digital experiences that drive business results

  • Proven experience in planning, leading and executing website design projects from strategy to implementation

  • Comprehensive awareness and passion of new platforms, technologies, and trends for digital

  • Great understanding of the opportunities and limitations of the modern web and related technologies — coding experience preferred

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong leadership skills and highly developed interpersonal skills to lead, manage, and inspire the creative team

  • Understanding of accessibility standards and how they are implemented throughout the design process

 

6 signs that you meet our company values

  • You are a creative problem solver–you have an entrepreneurial spirit and you act proactively.
  • You have a doggedly curious spirit.
  • You are fun to work with–and you have great people skills.
  • You love design and using creativity as a tool to help elevate brands and drive business growth.
  • You like working in a small environment with a flat organization where everyone’s opinion is respected. In other words, the idea of Team Skona always coming first appeals to you!
  • You embrace discomfort – you think outside the box and are open to new ideas, types of work, and ways of doing things.

 

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • 401(k) plan matching

  • Paid federal company holidays + winter holiday closure

  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs

  • Competitive vacation policy

  • Commuter benefits

  • Weekly team lunch and snacks provided

 

Salary Range

$115,000 – $135,000

Sköna is an equal-opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Sköna does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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