UX / Visual Web Designer - High Profile Online Shopping Brand

Notting Hill, West London
27 Feb 2013
27 Mar 2013
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Design, Digital
Contract Type
Full Time

UX / Visual Web Designer - High Profile Online Shopping Brand
Circa £35,000
Notting Hill, London

Join Us:

We are a fast growing, investor backed, e-commerce Company located in the heart of Notting Hill.

We specialise in designer fashion, homeware and lifestyle flash sales and have almost two million members. We are a UK success story and we want you to be part of this!

The UX / Visual Web Designer Opportunity:

The e-commerce team is seeking a Visual & Interaction Designer.

This position will be responsible for designing the overall layout and end user experience for the site and mobile applications. 

The ideal Designer will be able to foster site-wide advancements utilising emerging design trends and usability standards that will directly improve the overall brand image as well as conversion and sales goals.

A keen understanding of front-end development technologies and mobile space is crucial.

In addition, this candidate will also need to possess excellent communication skills in order discuss technical design advancements with non-technical resources.

As a Visual & Integration Designer you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from the conception of new features, collaborating with cross-function teams to helping ensure the proper implementation of your designs prior to launch.

You will be required to utilise your full range of design, communication and problem solving skills, and you will own a large portion of the product conception.

UX / Visual Web Designer Role Overview:

> Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative/product brief requirements and have a strong understanding of communication objectives

> Work closely with developers and product managers to create visual user interface designs that are capable of functioning on multiple devices and platforms and demonstrate a user-centric approach 

> Drive designs from ideation to implementation, including further iterations, to communicate the strengths of a feature or application and enhance its ROI

> Maintain consistency of user experience and user interaction throughout the user journey on all platforms and devices

> Collaborate with the Product Team to advise on the usability implications of a task and to reduce the complexity of the user interface

> Collaborate with the developers to discover cost-effective solutions for the problem at hand and to make sure that designs are technically reasonable

> Collaborate with product managers, engineers, designers and other stakeholders to inform and validate your designs

> Assimilate user research findings to identify actionable improvements to the user experience and other opportunities to create value.

The candidate must be self-motivated to prioritise and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.

UX / Visual Web Designer Desired Skills and Experience:


> Degree in related area/experience to prove your credentials Professional experience & know how :

> Significant relevant Web/digital design. B2C retail e-commerce preferred.

> Digital portfolio that displays a visually stunning array of mobile & interactive-related work with a solid grasp of branding, typography, colour, grid, scale, balance and hierarchy. 


> Ability to create a visual design that displays a user-cantered approach with deep understanding of information architecture, interaction and usability best practices.

> Holistic approach to web design that takes user flows, goals and page states into account

> Strong attention to detail and a sense of pride and ownership over the quality of the product Impeccable attention to detail 

> Ability to prototype in both low and hi fidelity

> Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks are a good addition.

> Solid understanding of HTML/HTML 5, CSS/CSS 3

> Working knowledge of responsive design and media query techniques

> Ability to collaborate with product managers, engineers and other designers 

> Ability to empathize with a variety of different types of users

You may have worked in the following capacities: Web Designer, Creative Designer, UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Digital Designer.

Application Statement: By applying for this role you give express consent for us to process & submit (subject to required skills) your application to our client in conjunction with this vacancy only.

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