Job Vacancy: Senior Designer at Foolproof

London or Norwich

 

Foolproof’s vision is to improve the lives of billions of people, by helping them to live differently through the experiences we design.

We are looking for another exceptional practitioner in the field of experience design to join our creative studio. They will be responsible for delivering world-class digital solutions for our globally recognised clients.

Foolproof fosters a supportive environment in which you can continue to thrive and grow, as well as mentor and manage more junior practitioners. Our Senior Designers are encouraged to share their experiences and methods with peers in and outside the business.

As part of our three-stage interview process, you will be expected to present a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to produce evidence-driven experience design solutions, and then undertake a practical design task.

Required experience

  • Minimum of four years creating information design, information architecture and interaction design solutions for high profile digital products or services
  • Experience of conducting evaluative research as a way of validating and improving your design solutions
  • Expert in industry-standard design visualisation and prototyping software (for example Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision and so on)
  • A solid grounding in graphic and service design
  • Understanding of front end development principles and execution
  • Experience of working in cross-disciplinary design and front-end development teams
  • Recognised degree-level qualifications in graphic, experience or digital design, and HCI

Responsibilities

 

As a practitioner

  • Executing and presenting design and creative thinking to clients, and guiding them through an iterative customer-centered design process, under the guidance of Principal Designers
  • Accountable for delivering design concepts and solutions to meet the needs of the business and its intended audience, in varying degrees of fidelity and detail
  • Consideration for, and identification of, inherent technical or business constraints and objectives
  • Proactively share project progress for review by Principal Designers
  • Espouse Foolproof’s values, design philosophy and practice, internally and externally
  • Support the costing and planning activity of design deliverables, report on the status of such deliverables to the programme management team and notify them of any risks
  • Support the wider sales team by identifying business opportunities, leading pitches, and generating ideas and suggestions for prospective work

 

As a mentor 

  • Attending regular meetings with your mentees to discuss and assess their work
  • Sharing project stories and experiences with the wider business, providing critique and direction to your peers and team members
  • Contribute to company blog posts, social media, white papers, as well as attending or speaking at industry conferences
  • Challenging yourself and others to think creatively and improving the standard of our work by making recommendations for training and development
  • Lead by example and uphold the company’s leadership values at all times

Essential qualities

  • A creative, inquisitive mind set
  • In insistence on following human centered design principles
  • Excellent diplomacy and communication skills
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Collaborative, whilst taking responsibility for your work

The package

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing, forward thinking company. We offer a competitive salary, regular reviews, an annual bonus scheme, profit share, 25 days’ holiday (which increases to 30 with long service awards), matched contributory pension scheme, death in service cover and private medical cover.

Foolproof believes in a culture of learning and development. You will be provided with a mentor and line manager to monitor your progress, and access to a training budget to help you deepen and widen your skills.

We hold Smart Sessions each Wednesday where Foolproofers share their knowledge with the rest of the team, and quarterly company away days, where we share our experiences, and prototype new ways of thinking.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV, covering note and portfolio to our HR Coordinator: careers@foolproof.co.uk

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