Associate Director, Product Design

New York, United States Full-time

As an Associate Director, Product Design at Big Spaceship you will lead and work alongside a design team bringing to life products, platforms and services that deliver maximum value to our clients and their customers.

In this role you will define activities and deliverables, oversee and help execute each phase of the design process from research through synthesis & ideation, ux & visual design, to prototyping.

The ideal candidate for this role is a strong collaborator who has a solid understanding of user-centered design, prior experience building responsive web design systems, familiarity with current iOS and Android design guidelines, and most importantly, passion for creating meaningful and innovative experiences that push the boundaries of what’s possible, while adapting to changing demands and constraints.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction and mentorship to a multidisciplinary design team.
  • Coach and motivate team members to continue to raise the bar.
  • Contribute as a designer to develop flow diagrams, wireframes, sketches, comps, prototypes and other deliverables as necessary.
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative research activities to uncover needs and pain points.
  • Facilitate business stakeholder interviews to uncover business goals.
  • Clearly and confidently present work while providing rationale for decisions made.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with other disciplines.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve workflow efficiency and the team’s executional and operational performance.
  • Identify growth opportunities on accounts and projects.
  • Drive and contribute to pitches and business development.
  • Take part in recruitment of new talent by participating in screenings, interviews and reviews of portfolios and resumes.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or 6+ years of equivalent practical experience.
  • 1+ years of experience as a people manager on a design team.
  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of UX and visual design for mobile applications and responsive web design systems.
  • Experience designing for multiple customer touch-points across mobile, web, email and other channels.
  • Ability to work with little oversight.
  • Ability to provide and receive honest and thoughtful feedback.
  • Expert knowledge of Sketch.
  • Ability to prototype interactions using design tools or code.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Eagerness to continually learn and grow.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Perks

Big Spaceship offers:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401k plan w/ company match
  • Healthy Breakfast Mondays & Bagel Fridays
  • Dog friendly workspace