Associate Design Director UI (f/m/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

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 Associate Design Director UI, 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.

At icon group we recognize the profound change in the nature of work that has occurred since outbreak of the Coronavirus. Despite having studios in Berlin, Munich, Ingolstadt, and Wiesbaden, we offer the chance for our employees to work remotely. We also encourage applicants from any European Union nation to apply to our roles and discuss with us how you can work for icon group from your home. We remain remote friendly and look forward to engaging with staff and candidates alike to create a modern work environment.
Responsibilities
  • 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
Qualifications
  • 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
About Us
icon incar is a highly specialized design consultancy for Automotive User Experience, Connectivity Concepts, Mobility Ecosystems and for Research and Development. As part of the iconmobile group, a consultancy for design, technology and innovation, icon incar is active at locations worldwide: in Berlin, Munich, Ingolstadt, Santa Monica, Detroit and Shanghai, with more than 120 employees. Today we support projects of all sizes across all locations, for traditional OEMs as well as for EV start-ups, mostly directly in cooperation with the design departments of our clients. We cover the entire value chain from research & innovation through pre-development to series production.
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. Working at icon incar means also being part of icon group, which includes our agency business, as well as 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.  

We are aiming to support our employees in their pursuits in and out of the office. With flexible and reasonable working hours we support an authentic work-life balance. Besides being a creative bunch with high focus on team spirit, we also are very international with diverse employees from every corner of the globe. Open doors for everyone who loves to be connected with the world.

As we work hard, striving for innovation and excellence, we also do our best to make our employees feel happy – we offer lots of company events and parties, sabbatical plans and a company pension scheme. And not least: make you a happy shopper by providing access to a host of discounts and deals for multiple brands and services.
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.  

 

Hello! Thank you for your interest in joining the icon group. We very much look forward to receiving your application and will be in touch shortly with next steps!
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