Landmark Group, Dubai: Lead Design

Posted by | July 25, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Dubai,UAE

URL: http://www.landmarkgroupme.com/

Principal responsibility
The Design Lead is responsible for the creative direction of all web projects at Landmark Group.
Key responsibilities
•Guide the direction of visual and UX design for our products
•Create outstanding wireframes and static jpg/png low-fidelity prototypes (LFPs) to visually communicate new product and project ideas
•Oversee the execution of design initiatives through implementation to ensure the UX vision is carried through
•Define and lead user-centered design processes
•Build and mentor a world-class digital design team within the Landmark Group’s Web Team
•Work closely with the Senior Project Manager and Senior Product Manager to understand the vision and design touchpoints for each brand’s web initiatives
•Work closely with the UX Lead to ensure that all IA, design and developed sites follow best practices   
•Work with partners and business stakeholders on ongoing projects and products
•Work with the Business and Marketing Leads for each brand to understand, create and support their vision digitally
•Review and sign off all designs during IA, design and development
•Stay on top of the latest trends and techniques in user-centric web design, usability, graphic design and share findings with the team
•Build a library of effective design patterns and styles that can be used or reused in ongoing projects and products
•Ensure project-level communication is routed through the relevant Basecamp project
•Assess and provide recommendations for future projects e.g. iPad applications etc
Reporting structure
•Report to the Deputy General Manager – Web Commerce
Bonus:
•Mobile UX and Social Media experience
•HTML / HTML5 / CSS / CSS3 / Javascript / AJAX
•Experience in hand coding designs and enhancements by using the latest standards and technologies such as HTML 5, CSS3 and responsive layouts
Requirements
•A minimum of 8+ years experience with at least 3 years experience as a Design Lead, Creative or Art Director
•Exceptional visual design skills & meticulous attention to detail
•Experience in applying research & analysis to design
•Master of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS5+
•Demonstrated ability in creating world-class wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes
•Demonstrated experience leading innovative web solutions
•Demonstrated ability to lead and work with a team
•Ability to comfortably work on multiple projects and products
•Be creative, fast, and self-critical.
•Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
•Excellent presentation skills
•Experience working in a fast-paced, agile development environment
•Passionate about working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team
•Experience working collaboratively with geographically dispersed teams
Preferred Enthusiasts who draw inspiration from the likes of Apple, Steve Krug, Jason Fried and other respected design/usability/thought leaders

To apply: If you’ve got what it takes, and are ready to be part of one of the most significant web movements in the Middle East, send your latest resume to webteam@cplmg.com.

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