Lead UI Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Santa Monica

About the Role
You are a passionate visual designer who also enjoys all aspects of managing projects and teams. You have years of experience and are able to create a brand’s design language from scratch. But having a keen sense of design doesn’t keep you from thinking holistically. Since you will regularly collaborate with information architects and prototypers in an interdisciplinary team, you must feel confident in other disciplines as well. As a Lead UI Designer, you are responsible for projects and teams of various types, forms and sizes - always having budget-time-quality in sight. You are convincing when dealing with clients and guide other designers and teams. Coordinating multiple projects in parallel is a welcome challenge in your book and you enjoy interacting with a wide range of co-workers and clients. You help define internal standards and verify overall design quality. Your mindset is strategic and you have the big picture in mind. You report directly to the design director or creative director.

  • Lead and mentor other designers (up to senior level)
  • Create high-quality user experience designs for various platforms
  • Collaborate with information architects on overarching UX concepts
  • Apply your design expertise to help develop prototypes
  • Create and design presentations that are future-oriented
  • Convince in client presentations and discussions
  • Support and improve internal processes, methods and workflows
  • Exemplify exceptionally high-quality standards
  • Enjoy national and international travel
  • Actively contribute to our company culture, mutual exchanges and inspiration
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of projects beyond the scope of visual design
  • Contribute to our holistic innovation design practice for icon impact USA focusing on stellar UI design (visual design)
  • Create and design new experiences or design themes that evolve and define visual systems
  • Combine strong UI design skills with a UX mindset
  • Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into brand-specific, stunning digital design solutions based on data, trends, and industry best practices.
  • Provide design leadership for all our clients with highest quality design recommendations and executions, from ideation to final delivery
  • Visualize early concepts and ideas to showcase potential future solutions across all digital touchpoints, applying your experience across different industries
  • Support with designing awesome pitch decks and presentations
  • Be comfortable and enjoy trying out new tools, methods and approaches… enjoy


  • 6+ years professional experience as a Lead Designer (UI, digital or similar) prototyping and designing digital products from ideation to implementation in a innovation consultancy, creative agency or digital design studio.
  • Proven expertise - a mix of UI and UX skill sets, but strong branding skills are a plus
  • Strong expertise in visual design and communications design, creating and working in design systems for all kinds of digital touchpoints
  • Knowledge of consumer research, usability testing, design thinking, and UX methodologies.
  • Deep understanding of the latest design, emerging technologies and business trends to apply in intuitive UI design.
  • Experience in working in international projects and cross- functional teams
  • Ideally experience in the automotive industry
  • Extensive experience designing for various platforms
  • Digital native who is familiar with and helps drive the latest design trends
  • Analytical and strategic mindset
  • Structured and tactical way of working on multiple projects in parallel
  • Good knowledge of current design advances and standards
  • Experience with the latest tools and methodologies
  • Familiarity with prototyping tools, usability testing or user research is a big plus
  • Comfortable dealing with clients

Please note that we will consider long-term remote work or a hybrid schedule for this position. Also note that we are primarily working remotely. However, a few team members come to the office at least twice a week. We hope to be predominantly on-site again sometime in 2022, but because the safety and well-being of our employees are a priority, logistics are flexible for now.
About Us
At icon group we disrupt markets by redefining the established and creating the new. We enable smart interactions at home and beyond, creating experiences for today and tomorrow. And while experiences are what we provide, design is at the heart of what we do, fueled by our curiosity and the desire to deliver the best possible results. Our creative thinking is end to end, starting with insightful strategies and ideation that informs customer experience design. In parallel we validate technical feasibility and develop software and hardware prototypes. Our efforts are punctuated with future showcases or industrialized products at scale.

Our US Headquarters is located in beautiful Santa Monica, CA, but we remain close to our sister studios in Detroit, Berlin, and Shanghai. Our diverse team is made up of scrappy, passionate innovators who believe that user experience is just as much about joy as it is about ease. We are creators with an unquenchable curiosity and drive to turn business challenges into success stories. Our team is united in the company’s mission and engaged in its success. iconmobile believes in helping its employees thrive in their journeys as disruptors and groundbreakers.
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. Additionally, 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 iconmobile 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 and competitive industry salaries

Equal opportunities at icon:

Icon Impact is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We support non-discriminatory, equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, Veteran status, or any other protected characteristic outlined by federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable legal requirements. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, benefits, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Hiring decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
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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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