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Associate Director, User Experience

OVERVIEW


VSA Partners is a design-driven branding and marketing company.

VSA was founded as a design firm more than 30 years ago with the belief that design is not only a craft, but a tool for achieving business objectives. As design thinkers, we approach business challenges holistically and aim to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising.

 

VSA’s Technology Practice exists to guide and inspire human interaction. At points where brands and business need to engage their audiences, we provide interfaces and design digital experiences that transform interactions, elevate understanding and enhance value.

 

The Associate Director, UX is part of a team responsible for conceptualizing, chartering, designing, and activating user interfaces on various platforms. They are responsible for creating compelling experiences that balance user intent, client needs, and performance.

 

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

Responsibilities

  • Extract and interpret client needs and interact closely with the team to create and refine a chosen direction, identifying alternative strategies for achieving clients’ objectives.
  • Design and conduct research to ensure that all projects are driven by user needs and business outcomes, including adapting strategies to changing context or new evidence.
  • Conceive of innovative user experiences that result in improved user engagement, brand affinity, and content consumption.
  • Model proposed user experiences though maps, wireframes, workflow diagrams, functionality requirements, interaction specifications, and prototypes.
  • Explain to project teams and clients how proposed solutions deliver on strategic goals, business goals, and user needs.
  • Design and conduct usability testing to inform additional iterations of the digital experience.
  • Contribute to new business development efforts, including pitches, RFP responses, and scoping work.
  • Foster a working environment that promotes and embraces independent and creative thinking, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
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Qualifications

The Associate Creative Director, UX has these qualifications: 

 

  • 6 to 9 years of information architecture and/or UX design experience.
  • Experience managing resources and leading project teams. 
  • Proven client-facing skills, responding well to client input and feedback.
  • Experience presenting work with clarity and persuasiveness.

 

In order to succeed, they must have the skills, abilities, and knowledge: 

  • Excellent analytic skills and the ability to break a complex problem into prioritized components.
  • Impeccable attention to details.
  • Skills in problem solving, judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making.
  • The ability to see a big idea realized through a series of individual user interactions.
  • Self-motivation and the willingness to set personal goals and work independently in a collaborative team setting.
  • Expert-level working knowledge of interface design software, including Sketch, InVision, and Figma.
  • Ability to work efficiently while managing deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Versatility and the ability to handle multiple projects and re-prioritizations.
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