Lead Product Designer (DevOps) at Nesta, Remote, £Freelance Rate
Jan 14, 2022
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated DesignOps lead with strong visual craft to join a team of seasoned Product Designers on one of the agency’s key accounts. This project is solely responsible for the creation, management and evolution of the design system for a multinational investment management corporation. This will require a high level of client stakeholder engagement and interaction, so clear communication skills are critical.
The ideal candidate would consider themselves a ‘process nerd’, passionate about creating efficient workflows, optimising and documenting design processes and improving the quality and impact of our design outputs.
We are about to embark on moving a highly detailed ‘library of symbols from Sketch to Figma and need a designer who is comfortable leading this work - not simply ‘lifting and shifting’ the assets but planning the best way to reorganise and restructure in order to make the most of Figmas’ advanced capabilities.
This role is expected to be fully remote, UK or CET or EET time zones.
Design & Requirements
Advanced knowledge of Sketch and Figma
Prior experience in design systems and the optimisation of design assets
Strength in leading an end-to-end product design process
Strong digital product design visual skills a must
Comfortable coming up with and exploring conceptual ideas
Experienced in user research and concept testing
Organised and self-motivated and comfortable working independently
Visualising and prototyping concepts to varying levels of fidelity to demonstrate and validate ideas
Documenting our design process and unifying our design language across platforms
Interviewing client side designers about their current workflows
Workshopping and documenting a unified design process
Standardising design system file naming conventions, layer naming, file hygiene etc (aka ‘design language’) for better consistency across files and processes
Owning the transition from Sketch to Figma
Applying the learnings from documenting our design process
Planning and documenting the way our projects will be structured within Figma
Moving Sketch files from Sketch to Figma and renaming/aligning to new process
Facilitate ‘Figma power user’ sessions to educate the team on the best plugins/workflows
Owning the Design System contributions process
Optimising contributions process within Figma
Managing incoming contributions with the product manager and communicating progress to product teams
Facilitating better visibility across the client's design projects and communication between the Design system team and client’s product teams
Experience working with an Agile process
Working with a cross discipline team of designers, developers and product managers to ensure delivery of high-quality products on time and on budget
Understand and where appropriate challenge business requirements to champion user needs in accordance with product and market strategy
Maintain awareness and mitigation of project risk
Engage clients and stakeholders in design solutions that fit their needs
Understand clients’ design needs and work within those constraints
Communicate design specifications with other designers and developers; validate and monitor quality output
Clearly present various stages of interface design development, concepts and ideas to business owners, team members and stakeholders of all levels
The ability to deal with pressure and can work in a fast-paced environment
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