Principal UX Designer

Design & Technology UK

Principal UX Designer

DEPT® is looking for a Principal UX Designer to join our Experience Design team in Manchester. Our Experience Design team is mixed disciplinary, comprising UX Specialists, Product Owners and Visual Designers. You will work collaboratively within the team to create amazing experiences that exceed client expectations for a variety of global, high-profile B2B and B2C brands.

The purpose of the Principal role is two-fold. Firstly, you will scope projects in the early stages  by estimating and defining tasks, structuring project deliverables, making sure you have the right people and process in place to successfully deliver project work. Secondly, you will take the lead in running client-facing engagements, running design sprints and stakeholder workshops, as well as delivering exceptional designs using the latest tools, technology and processes.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be an expert in UX, research and design practices such as customer journeys, wireframing, usability testing and prototyping. You will also have a  good understanding around wider technologies, platforms and digital strategy. You will help your team produce and deliver reports that summarise findings and help clients to define how to measure their digital success with objectives and KPIs.

As this is a client-facing role, you will need to be comfortable dealing with people, and confident when communicating your research and ideas. The successful candidate would be expected to work collaboratively with senior client stakeholders and within the team, using their creativity and experience to find effective solutions to digital challenges.

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds that work for a variety of large global clients. At DEPT®, we’re eager to hire the most talented experts in the game; people who continuously strive to improve their craft, are eager to learn, who want to inspire others, and strive for a better world.

 

YOU:

  • Are an expert in your field, with 8-10 years of experience in UX, research and design 
  • Understand the UCD process from start to finish including the production of deliverables across multiple disciplines
  • Are capable of scoping work, defining our approach to projects and delivering pitches
  • Are able to provide detailed estimates and approaches for both discovery (research) and definition (design) phases of work
  • Are capable of leading a team through projects, mentoring/coaching where necessary
  • Are a natural problem solver and can help others identify solutions to fix problems
  • Are accustomed to providing constructive feedback to the team in order to achieve better results for the project and client, as well as the design team and the larger team
  • Are experienced in working with agile and waterfall processes
  • Are experienced in delivering Google Ventures Design Sprints
  • Are experienced in creating prototypes and user testing to validate our ideas
  • Are highly experienced in working with Figma (Sketch and Adobe XD also preferred) 
  • Are experienced in working with atomic design and design systems, and using reusable components
  • Are confident in running client workshops and delivering client presentations
  • Are experienced in working with multidisciplinary teams (UX Designers, UI Designers, Business Analysts, Front and Back End Developers)
  • Are curious to learn and have a proactive approach to sharing knowledge with others 
  • Are passionate about constantly iterating and improving our working processes and tooling
  • Are comfortable in advocating and showcasing the creative work we produce to the wider company and external audiences by hosting design events and talks.

 

WE OFFER:

  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills further with training, development and certifications
  • An excellent salary based on experience and equal pay policies
  • Flexible working: you have the choice to work from our office or remotely, and we have core working hours where you can choose your start and finish times to suit you
  • Pension, free private healthcare, mental health support, and company sick pay scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday with the opportunity to buy extra days
  • Annual social budget which is used for team events (think virtual escape rooms or a gaming competitions), as well as away-days, and meals out
  • Free refreshments provided in the office all week, as well as drinks at 4pm on a Friday.
  • We celebrate successes by rewarding teams when big projects go-live and honoring the year’s top achievements at our annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual DEPT® Cares Day where Depsters across the world donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual trip to the DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all-expenses-paid weekend of fun! 
  • Good company: DEPT® is dedicated to becoming the best digital agency in and for the world. We are committed to becoming B Corp Certified. Find out more in our Impact Report

DEPT® is an equal opportunity employer, we strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

WHO ARE WE?

DEPT® is a global digital agency, pioneering tech and marketing to help brands stay ahead. The company creates integrated end-to-end digital experiences on a global scale with a boutique culture. DEPT®’s team of over 2,500 digital specialists span 30+ offices across 5 continents, working for top brands like Google, Samsung, KFC, Philips, Twitch, Patagonia, TikTok and more. Find out more about us.

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Junior-Midweight Designer

Design & Technology UK

Junior-Midweight Designer

DEPT® is one of the world’s fastest growing agencies, with over 2,500 Depsters across the world. We are a pure-play digital agency, Lovies’ agency of the year, and last year our work was recognised with 16 Webby award nominations and 11 wins. 

We are looking for a Junior-Midweight Designer to join our Manchester team to support in crafting outstanding digital designs and experiences for clients, as well as DEPT® itself. 

Your time will be split 50:50 between our design and marketing teams. In addition to working on design projects for a range of high profile B2B and B2C clients, you will serve as DEPT®’s UK brand guardian, owning and producing all design work to support our marketing and new business activities across the UK. 

Working as part of the design team, you will work collaboratively to support UX/UI Designers, Product Owners and Data Analysts to create amazing experiences, award-winning designs, and intuitive interfaces. As an extension of DEPT®’s global marketing and design team, you will ensure the optimum creative execution of marketing materials, from digital event visuals and longreads to social assets and sales pitches. 

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds that work for a variety of large global clients. At DEPT®, we’re eager to hire the most talented experts in the game; people who continuously strive to improve their craft, are eager to learn, who want to inspire others, and strive for a better world.

YOU:

  • Have at least 2-3 years’ design experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Can demonstrate solid understanding of layouts, grid systems and design best practices
  • Are skilled in a range of design tools – particularly Figma and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), but Sketch and Adobe XD would be advantageous
  • Are passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest design trends 
  • Enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team as well as taking ownership of tasks 
  • Have impeccable attention to detail and strive for pixel perfection
  • Are a skilled quality controller, advocating for consistent and cohesive brand identit
  • Are hard-working, passionate and enthusiastic about design
  • Are eager to learn with us and gain experience across the full client lifecycle from attracting new business to delivering against clients’ ambitions 
  • Experience and interest in print and motion design would be advantageous

WE OFFER:

  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills further with training, development and certifications
  • An excellent salary based on experience and equal pay policies
  • Flexible working: you have the choice to work from our office or remotely, and we have core working hours where you can choose your start and finish times to suit you
  • Pension, free private healthcare, mental health support, and company sick pay scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday with the opportunity to buy extra days
  • Annual social budget which is used for team events (think virtual escape rooms or a gaming competitions), as well as away-days, and meals out
  • Free refreshments provided in the office all week, as well as drinks at 4pm on a Friday.
  • We celebrate successes by rewarding teams when big projects go-live and honoring the year’s top achievements at our annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual DEPT® Cares Day where Depsters across the world donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual trip to the DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all-expenses-paid weekend of fun! 
  • Good company: DEPT® is dedicated to becoming the best digital agency in and for the world. We are committed to becoming B Corp Certified. Find out more in our Impact Report

DEPT® is an equal opportunity employer, we strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

WHO ARE WE?

DEPT® is a global digital agency, pioneering tech and marketing to help brands stay ahead. The company creates integrated end-to-end digital experiences on a global scale with a boutique culture. DEPT®’s team of over 2,500 digital specialists span 30+ offices across 5 continents, working for top brands like Google, Samsung, KFC, Philips, Twitch, Patagonia, TikTok and more. Find out more about us.

 

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Business Analyst

Design & Technology UK

Business Analyst/Product Owner

For our Manchester office we are looking for a Business Analyst to join the Product Team working on projects across multiple client accounts, both big and small, across a number of technologies. You’ll be working collaboratively as part of a close knit, fully integrated team to build and maintain world-class websites.

As a Business Analyst you will take the lead of product development teams providing vision and direction to both internal and external stakeholders. You will work closely with other team leads and clients to create a programme of tasks by gathering and developing requirements. You will then be responsible for planning and prioritising the product backlog and roadmap. 

You will take ownership of medium/large projects and act as the product advocate for both users and clients ensuring that users get the best possible experience and that the client’s business requirements are met ensuring a positive ROI. As part of building excellent products, you will be expected to plan and deliver workshops with all levels of stakeholders to elicit requirements.

Mentorship is an important part of the role. You will be assigned a mentee who you can guide your development as a Business Analyst and help with any related training, learning & development.

We are looking for someone who is a confident and knowledgeable leader with a strong appetite for product development. You should be able to build excellent relationships with both colleagues and clients alike. You will stay up to date with the latest tech trends, processes and best practices of the industry and be able to translate your knowledge into your role. 

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds that work for a variety of large global clients. At DEPT®, we’re eager to hire the most talented experts in the game; people who continuously strive to improve their craft, are eager to learn, who want to inspire others, and strive for a better world.

 

YOU:

  • Knowledge and experience in web development project lifecycles is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including hosting meetings, presentations and documentation, translating user/business requirements into tangible technical requirements
  • A detailed oriented person but does not lose sight of the big picture
  • Good experience of Content Management and E-Commerce Systems
  • Confident in planning and delivering workshops to all stakeholders

 

WE OFFER:

  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills further with training, development and certifications
  • An excellent salary based on experience and equal pay policies
  • Flexible working: you have the choice to work from our office or remotely, and we have core working hours where you can choose your start and finish times to suit you
  • Pension, free private healthcare, mental health support, and company sick pay scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday with the opportunity to buy extra days
  • Annual social budget which is used for team events (think virtual escape rooms or a gaming competitions), as well as away-days, and meals out
  • Free refreshments provided in the office all week, as well as drinks at 4pm on a Friday.
  • We celebrate successes by rewarding teams when big projects go-live and honoring the year’s top achievements at our annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual DEPT® Cares Day where Depsters across the world donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual trip to the DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all-expenses-paid weekend of fun! 
  • Good company: DEPT® is dedicated to becoming the best digital agency in and for the world. We are committed to becoming B Corp Certified. Find out more in our Impact Report

DEPT® is an equal opportunity employer, we strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

WHO ARE WE?

DEPT® is a global digital agency, pioneering tech and marketing to help brands stay ahead. The company creates integrated end-to-end digital experiences on a global scale with a boutique culture. DEPT®’s team of over 2,500 digital specialists span 30+ offices across 5 continents, working for top brands like Google, Samsung, KFC, Philips, Twitch, Patagonia, TikTok and more. Find out more about us

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Senior UX Designer

Design & Technology UK

Senior UX Designer

We are looking for a Senior UX Designer / Researcher to join our Experience Design team in Manchester. Our Experience Design team is a mixed discipline of UX Specialists, Product Owners and Visual Designers. You will work collaboratively within the team to create amazing experiences that exceed client expectations for a variety of global, high-profile B2B and B2C brands.

The purpose of the Senior UX Designer/Researcher role is two-fold. Firstly, you will support projects in the early Discovery Phases by undertaking UX Research tasks such as Stakeholder Interviews, Usability Tests, Analytics Reviews and Workshops. Secondly, you will turn the insights you have found from your research into recommendations, producing wireframes and working collaboratively with Visual Designers to bring your ideas to life.

To be a success in this role, you’ll need to be proficient in UX Research and Design practices such as wireframing, usability testing and prototyping. You will produce and deliver reports that summarise your findings, and help clients to define how to measure their digital success with objectives and KPIs. 

As this is a client-facing role, you will need to be comfortable dealing with people, and confident when communicating your research and ideas. The successful candidate would be expected to work collaboratively with senior client stakeholders and within the team, using their creativity and experience to find effective solutions to digital challenges.

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds that work for a variety of large global clients. At DEPT®, we’re eager to hire the most talented experts in the game; people who continuously strive to improve their craft, are eager to learn, who want to inspire others, and strive for a better world.

 

YOU:

  • At least 4 years’ industry experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to undertake UX Research tasks from Usability Testing to Stakeholder Interviews, and experience in producing reports based on your findings. 
  • Proficiency in wireframing tools such as Sketch and Axure,
  • Ability to create storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps.
  • Experience working within a Content Management System (CMS).
  • Experience delivering client workshops, both in person and remotely.
  • Strong remote working skills, including managing time and projects with great communication and delivering productive, engaging remote workshops with clients.
  • You’re able to work alongside UI / Visual Designers to bring ideas to life, and are comfortable presenting your findings and recommendations.
  • You’re up-to-date with the latest UX / UI trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • You have excellent attention to detail and strive for perfection. 
  • You enjoy working collaboratively within a team, using creativity and different viewpoints to find effective solutions to digital challenges.

 

WE OFFER:

  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills further with training, development and certifications
  • An excellent salary based on experience and equal pay policies
  • Flexible working: you have the choice to work from our office or remotely, and we have core working hours where you can choose your start and finish times to suit you
  • Pension, free private healthcare, mental health support, and company sick pay scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday with the opportunity to buy extra days
  • Annual social budget which is used for team events (think virtual escape rooms or a gaming competitions), as well as away-days, and meals out
  • Free refreshments provided in the office all week, as well as drinks at 4pm on a Friday.
  • We celebrate successes by rewarding teams when big projects go-live and honoring the year’s top achievements at our annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual DEPT® Cares Day where Depsters across the world donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual trip to the DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all-expenses-paid weekend of fun! 
  • Good company: DEPT® is dedicated to becoming the best digital agency in and for the world. We are committed to becoming B Corp Certified. Find out more in our Impact Report

DEPT® is an equal opportunity employer, we strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

WHO ARE WE?

DEPT® is a global digital agency, pioneering tech and marketing to help brands stay ahead. The company creates integrated end-to-end digital experiences on a global scale with a boutique culture. DEPT®’s team of over 2,500 digital specialists span 30+ offices across 5 continents, working for top brands like Google, Samsung, KFC, Philips, Twitch, Patagonia, TikTok and more. Find out more about us

 

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Senior UI Designer

Design & Technology UK

Senior UI Designer

DEPT® is one of the world’s fastest growing agencies, with over 2,500 Depsters across the world. We are a pure-play digital agency, Lovies’ agency of the year, and last year our work was recognised with 16 Webby awards nominations and 11 wins. 

We are looking for a Senior UI Designer to join our Manchester-based experience design team to craft outstanding digital experiences, working on projects at all stages of the lifecycle for a range of high profile B2B and B2C clients. 

Working collaboratively within a team of UX/UI Designers, Product Owners and Data Analysts, together you will create amazing experiences, award-winning designs, and intuitive interfaces. But we’re looking for someone who is equally comfortable crafting immersive journeys as they are in taking the client on that design journey.

You will strive for every project to feature the best possible UX, surpass client expectations and support DEPT® in becoming a number one design destination in the UK. 

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds that work for a variety of large global clients. At DEPT®, we’re eager to hire the most talented experts in the game; people who continuously strive to improve their craft, are eager to learn, who want to inspire others, and strive for a better world.

 

YOU:

  • Have at least 5+ years of experience working within multidisciplinary teams for fast paced agencies
  • Are highly proficient in UI design and have an extremely good understanding of layout, grid systems, UI best practices, accessibility, design systems and responsive design
  • Have a strong portfolio demonstrating your design capabilities and understanding of digital graphic design and UI
  • Have experience working with atomic design and design systems, and using reusable components
  • Have extensive knowledge around design tools, in particular Figma, but Sketch and Adobe XD will also be advantageous
  • Are comfortable presenting to the wider team to educate and inspire and can confidently express the value of design to educate the wider team and/or clients
  • Are meticulous, with strong attention to detail, striving for pixel perfection
  • Have an awareness of client budget for projects that you are overseeing and have the ability to maintain the work within that budget and timescale
  • You will push to create award winning work and are comfortable providing and taking on board feedback
  • Are hard-working, passionate and enthusiastic about design and are eager to learn and grow with us
  • Can comfortably communicate and work closely with the development team throughout the discovery, definition and build phases of each project
  • Are comfortable advocating for and showcasing the creative work we produce and can confidently run internal and client workshops to present concepts, designs and processes
  • Are able to produce high quality concepts in limited time frames when supporting with pitch work and new business ideas
  • Have experience working with agile and waterfall processes as well as working in sprints
  • Have a desire to be pushed and challenged every day
  • Are strategic and solutions-focused and a natural problem solver
  • You understand the ‘why’ before diving head first into the creative pool
  • Have experience working with developers to achieve shared goals
  • Are able to help upskill less experienced members of the team
  • Have a good understanding of current design trends

 

WE OFFER:

  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills further with training, development and certifications
  • An excellent salary based on experience and equal pay policies
  • Flexible working: you have the choice to work from our office or remotely, and we have core working hours where you can choose your start and finish times to suit you
  • Pension, free private healthcare, mental health support, and company sick pay scheme
  • 25 days paid holiday with the opportunity to buy extra days
  • Annual social budget which is used for team events (think virtual escape rooms or a gaming competitions), as well as away-days, and meals out
  • Free refreshments provided in the office all week, as well as drinks at 4pm on a Friday.
  • We celebrate successes by rewarding teams when big projects go-live and honouring the year’s top achievements at our annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual DEPT® Cares Day where Depsters across the world donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual trip to the DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all-expenses-paid weekend of fun! 
  • Good company: DEPT® is dedicated to becoming the best digital agency in and for the world. We are committed to becoming B Corp Certified. Find out more in our Impact Report=

DEPT® is an equal opportunity employer, we strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

WHO ARE WE?

DEPT® is a global digital agency, pioneering tech and marketing to help brands stay ahead. The company creates integrated end-to-end digital experiences on a global scale with a boutique culture. DEPT®’s team of over 2,500 digital specialists span 30+ offices across 5 continents, working for top brands like Google, Samsung, KFC, Philips, Twitch, Patagonia, TikTok and more. Find out more about us

 

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