Director Experience Design

  • Berlin, Germany

Director Experience Design

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global team of the world’s most remarkable designers, strategists, engineers and product experts to work at the intersection of strategy, design and technology. Together with their clients and partners, they shape the digital transformation and help to make the digitalised world better. They take a human-centred, outcomes-led approach to defining digital strategy, delivering exceptional customer experiences - and are building businesses by design.


On behalf of our client, one of Europe’s largest digital and design consultancies we are looking for a:

Director Experience Design (m/f/d) (full-time)

to join their design leadership team in Berlin


The Director Experience Design (m/f/d) steers and shapes the development of digital products, services and platforms primarily for customers from the mobility sector, contributes to innovation topics such as e-mobility and with a focus on interface and visual design for holistic experience design systems (other relevant clients are for instance from the industrial, financial and energy sectors). He provides value by elevating the quality of design, feasibility, workflow, collaboration, client/partner relationship, and mentorship of designers’ apprenticeship and growth. The Director Experience Design is expected to be inspiring, nurturing and craft-oriented.


As a designer, he embodies creativity and excellence in his core discipline. His designs are purposeful in approach and precise in detail. He is an example and role model for the design team and an inspiration for the whole organisation.


As a leader, he works closely with product-, strategy-, and technology experts and leads his team to create user-friendly and delightful experiences. He is not only responsible for the quality of the design, but also for successfully arguing the business value of design within his team, throughout the organisation and with their clients.


Berlin is the location of the role. The company strives for a "Teams first" hybrid-remote-working-model dependent on projects and needs. A remote start in the probation period. Pre-Pandemic: 2-3 mobile Berlin office days per week (a fully remote role in exceptional cases possible).


Why is this a fantastic opportunity?


  • Work with an unrivalled ecosystem of the worlds leading tech partners to create value through exceptional customer experiences and create designs that can be helpful to a broader society
  • Develop yourself further in an organisation that puts a lot of emphasis on personal growth
  • Be part of a dedicated team of thought leaders, inspire and be inspired by the latest developments in design, technology, innovation
  • Berlin is at the political, entrepreneurial and geographical centre of Europe and the Berlin studio has active partnerships throughout Europe, creating transformational digital products for a diverse range of companies and geographies
  • The role has two potential development paths - one as an in-depth design evangelist - the other as a design generalist and design community lead including HR responsibilities

Your Responsibilities


  • Design lead for experience design in the Mobility team
  • Clearly define and evaluate project objectives and scope
  • Presentation and communication of design strategies to relevant stakeholders
  • Be hands-on in creating unique products and solutions to engage users with valuable experiences
  • Help shape the design discourse, engage with the community at a local level and help designers become better practitioners through career and skill development
  • Evolve and guide best practices in the usage of the design patterns, frameworks, tools and processes
  • Develop and grow a design team of currently 5-8 designers (team lead after a certain introductory period)
  • Report directly to the European Design Lead
  • Aim for award-winning projects and design excellence

Requirements

Your Profile


  • A truly impressive background with experience creating interface designs and design systems for mobile apps, platforms and software applications
  • 10+ years experience
  • A portfolio of human-centred digital products for various clients across multiple platforms that you have not only had oversight but were also a hands-on contributor. Experience in mobility projects would be nice to have
  • Experience in an agency environment or Tech environments - where visual design plays an important role and with demonstrable exposure to cross-discipline processes
  • Experience with workshops, stakeholder management and design presentations
  • Proven knowledge of the fundamentals of Experience Design with a focus on User Interface Design, Visual Design, holistic Brand Design, as well as new platforms and technologies


Your benefits


  • A competitive base salary, bonus and benefits scheme
  • Exciting projects with top 10 DAX companies
  • An exciting work environment with interdisciplinary teams
  • A great atmosphere and an open culture
  • MeetUps, Tech Talks, tailored events for Design and Engineering and various internal exchange formats in the field of design
  • Access to groundbreaking technologies: Blockchain, AI etc.
  • State-of-the-art tooling: Figma, Sketch, InVision, Adobe Toolstack, etc.
  • Continuous further training opportunities as a manager
  • Time to learn and grow your expertship
  • Full remote support set up
  • Relocation support
  • A special Mindfulness Program


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