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VP, User Experience

Summary:

Manifest is looking to hire a VP of User Experience. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead a versatile and innovative Experience Design team across our entire client portfolio. This role is for you if you’re a dynamic senior leader and strategic client partner, who has always been a conceptual designer. You’ll collaborate with agency leadership on client initiatives, organic growth and business development, guiding your team to create bullseye tactical solutions through engaging, human-centered design. You’ll set a winning standard for design, tools, process and technology. This role is based in Chicago, and reports directly to the President of Manifest.

Responsibilities:

Lead a versatile and innovative Experience Design team across the agency’s entire client portfolio
Collaborate with agency leadership on client initiatives, organic growth and business development
Guide your team to create bullseye tactical solutions through engaging, human-centered design
Oversee the design of highly usable interfaces for multiple touchpoints (devices, viewports, etc.), including the creation of wireframes and prototypes of interfaces and interactions
Manage current-state analyses and recommendations for internal and client teams
Supervise research of competitors and industry best practices, as well as iterative testing of prototypes
Support the design and development of usability testing plans, and provide recommendations based on test results

Requirements:

10+ years of experience in User Experience Design, ideally in a marketing or advertising agency
An extensive portfolio showcasing engaging, human-centered design for a variety of clients
Exceptional communication skills, including writing and presentation skills
Expertise in usability and information architecture best practices
Impeccable attention to aesthetic and detail
Proven track record of senior team leadership and strategic client partnerships
Encyclopedic Knowledge of iOS, Android and Web
Prototyping and hi-fidelity animation experience mandatory
Front-end development a plus
Open to travel as needed
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

Manifest is an equal opportunity employer. Manifest does not sponsor employment visas.

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