Senior UX Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Detroit

About the Role
We are looking for an experienced UX Designer who is passionate about user experiences and can contribute in a diversity of projects and team setups for automotive and mobility clients. As a UX Designer you will help design teams with research, developing information architecture, creating impactful experience concepts, and designing layouts and interactions. As Senior UX Designer you will be contributing to one of icon’s core competencies: envisioning, designing and building the next generation of impactful digital product and service experiences. With your knowledge and expertise, you will serve as a driving creative force internally and externally, making decisive contribution to icon impact’s future orientation, helping us grow and pioneer new solutions and offerings for our clients.
 
You will be expected to evaluate solutions holistically, identify and remove obstacles, and help drive innovation. You have a clear understanding of the intersection between visual and motion design and can contribute valuable ideas as we move from exploration to production.  As our work is interdisciplinary and always evolving, a UX Designer is expected to stay up to date with the latest software skills, methodologies, and trends within the automotive industry.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to our holistic innovation design practice for icon impact USA
  • Provide leadership for all our clients with highest quality user experience recommendations and executions, from ideation to final delivery
  • Be comfortable and enjoy trying out new tools, methods and approaches… enjoy thinking about What if!?
  • Act as a true senior leader on the creative team; bring a strong UX focus, but a generalist design mindset
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team for project success from kickoff to completion
  • Promote design efforts, mindset, and methods
  • Rapidly ideate and produce multiple UX concepts and take a project through the entire design process from concept to delivery.
  • Develop and articulate the methods and approaches for framing and solving design problems.
  • Create high level concept-documents and idea-visualizations for products, services, and ecosystems
  • Explore, design, and specify navigation and interactions (flows, high level and detailed)
  • Ensure that products have a cohesive and seamless flow so that the user can intuitively navigate the whole experience.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field from an accredited university
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in product design or UX; experience with automotive UX design is highly preferred
  • Experience working in an agency setting is required
  • Hands-on, get things done attitude; no job is too big or too small
  • Ability to provide big vision thinking while keeping an eye on the details
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS Suite, Omnigraffle and Keynote
  • Solid knowledge of prototyping tools, usability testing and user research techniques
  • A diverse portfolio that showcases:
  • Experience in defining user experiences for a variety of platforms, products and applications
  • Demonstrated understanding of usability principles
  • Strong visual design skills
  • Understanding of information architecture.
  • onteraction design examples.
About Us
icon incar is a highly specialized design consultancy for Automotive User Experience, Connectivity Concepts, Mobility Ecosystems and for Research and Development. We are a part of the iconmobile group, a global consultancy for innovation, design and technology with offices around the globe.  
 
When you work at icon incar, you have the opportunity to design the future of mobility. User Experience is at the core of everything we do, from UX and UI design to product and service development, prototyping, and industrialization. We support our clients in keeping their businesses ahead of the curve. Joining icon incar means you'll not only have access to the latest technologies - you’ll play a hand in leveraging them for our Fortune 500 clients.  
 
We believe our strength is in our people. Across our six global offices, you’ll find iconistas to be a special group of people working towards a common goal - doing incredible work for our clients. A global family of over 200 people whose raison d’être is doing incredible work.
Culture & Benefits
Continuous development is a key component of innovation and since our people are our greatest strength, we know how important it is to provide development opportunities. We offer an ongoing leadership development program and an annual budget for skill training and expansion. In addition to the programs we offer, being part of icon incar means joining iconmobile group, which includes our agency business, as well as our own ventures such as D[AI]TA and banbutsu. With so much diversity in the work we do, it’s nearly impossible not to learn something new every day - whatever your role.  
 
Everything we do at icon incar aims to support our employees in their pursuits in and out of the office. With flexible working hours, ambitious and bright colleagues and an innovative international environment with diverse employees from every corner of the globe, we allow our employees the chance to define their own authentic work-life balance, challenge imaginations and help us stay innovative and forward thinking. As we work hard and we strive for excellence, we also do our best to make our employees feel happy – therefore we provide access to a host of discounts and deals for shopping and services and offer lots of company events and parties coupled with an adaptive work from home protocol, attractive salaries, sabbatical plans, and a company pension scheme. 
 
With our centrally located offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Munich, Detroit, and Ingolstadt that come equipped with stocked kitchens and lounge areas, we hope you join us in our mission to designing a better future!
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*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor. Applicants for U.S. based positions are generally required to be eligible to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.  

 

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