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Lead Digital Interaction Designer | Toronto

Toronto, Canada (Hybrid 3 days onsite each week)
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Salary (USD):

up to C$53.10/hr

Start Date:

06.17.2024

We are seeking a highly skilled Lead Digital Interaction Designer to join our client’s team in Toronto on a *hybrid basis*. This Consultant role, you will be pivotal in supporting their various digital initiatives. As an integral part of a cross-functional team, you will work closely with various stakeholders and the design vendor to deliver outstanding digital experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Complex Projects: Drive the design process for intricate projects, delivering both interaction design and visual artifacts for web and mobile platforms.
  • Design System Alignment: Ensure all design outputs align with their Design System, and focus on client-first experiences.
  • Collaborative Execution: Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including Product, Business, Analytics, and Insights to create client experiences that are simple, relevant, and inspiring.
  • Usability Testing: Conduct and oversee end-to-end usability testing studies to refine and enhance product interfaces.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Use your storytelling skills to inform and influence design decisions, presenting sound experience design recommendations.
  • Technical and Market Guidance: Provide domain fluency and technical expertise to guide team members and stakeholders, making informed decisions on complex and ambiguous problems.

Success Criteria

  • Simplify Complex Applications: Simplify the processes and user navigation for their digital products, making them more accessible and user-friendly.
  • Strengthen Relationships: Foster strong collaborative relationships with partners across Product, Business, Analytics, and Insights teams to ensure design initiatives are aligned with business objectives.
  • Deliver Client-First Experiences: Create digital interactions that are informative, contextual, timely, and inspiring, ultimately enhancing the overall client experience.

Must-Have Skills

  1. Technical Expertise: Strong depth and breadth in Interaction Design practice theory and tools.
  2. Digital Product Design: Proven experience in designing and launching digital products.
  3. Usability Testing: Proficiency in conducting and analyzing usability testing studies (UserTesting.com)
  4. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Experience working in cross-functional teams and agile environments.
  5. Storytelling: Ability to effectively present and communicate design recommendations to influence decisions.
  6. TOOLS/Softwares: Demonstrated expertise with design, prototyping, and research tools such as Figma, Mural, UserTesting.com

Nice-to-Have Skills

  1. Financial Industry Experience: Experience within the financial industry and self-directed brokerage.
  2. UX Research Methods: Hands-on experience with various UX research methods.
  3. Systems Thinking: Ability to understand and apply systems thinking to design processes.

Team and Skill Development

  • Experience Level: The team consists of professionals with 4-7 years and 7-10 years of experience.
  • Skill Development: Opportunities to build skills in Product Strategy, Experience Metrics, Strategic UX Research, Influencing, and Design Systems.

Language Proficiency

  • English: Must be proficient in both written and verbal communication.

If you are a seasoned Interaction Designer with a passion for creating impactful digital experiences and a knack for navigating complex design challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our client and contribute to the evolution of their digital products, making a significant impact on the clients’ experiences.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

 

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium

 

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.