Senior UX/UI Designer at We Make Websites

We’re looking for a talented Senior UX /UI Designer to help us design and build beautiful Shopify Plus e-commerce stores for a diverse range of forward-thinking brands.

About us

We Make Websites is the Shopify Plus agency for international brands. Our team of 90+ design, develop and optimize e-commerce websites for some of the world’s most exciting DTC and heritage brands. Our client portfolio includes: Brands we work with include Hasbro, Good American, A.P.C, Alessi, Pangaia, Levi's and more.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced contributor that can think strategically, focusing not just on how to solve a given problem, but also exploring and influencing what problems to solve.

As a Senior UX / UI Designer, you'll be working as part of a cross-functional team of Developers, Product Owners, and Agile Scrum Masters, to design best-in-class e-commerce websites.

You’ll have excellent research and problem-solving skills. You’ll also have experience creating compelling customer journeys that help clients deliver relevant and engaging customer experiences that maximize conversions and drive sales. Most importantly, you’ll have an astute ability to articulate and justify your design decisions, whilst drawing on customers and team members to iteratively refine ideas and prototypes.

Individual mentoring or coaching responsibilities are expected and to contribute towards (and possibly lead) practice improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Create e-commerce designs with a mobile-first approach for a diverse range of forward-thinking brands.
  • Create working prototypes to define interactions and animations.
  • Conducting user research and user testing to validate design decisions.
  • Work closely with the Head of Design to create best-in-class e-commerce experiences.
  • Document intended functionality, behaviours and interactions in collaboration with the project team to produce a technical specification.
  • Seeking ways to enhance the e-commerce experience of our websites – focusing on mobile, responsive design and performance.
  • Proactively pushing the level of quality in both thinking and execution.
  • Collaborating with our development team to create high-quality front-ends that function beautifully on all devices.
  • Working with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to deliver design work on time and within budget.
  • Presenting your work to clients alongside the Product Owner, explaining user journeys to multiple stakeholders.
  • Performing design reviews on your projects to ensure the quality of build matches what you and the client envisaged.
  • Use of research and insight to inform/influence product direction and resulting roadmap.

  • Provide mentoring/coaching (as needed) for designers across the team.


What we're looking for

  • You’ll have 4+ years experience working as a designer in the digital space.
  • You’ll have expert knowledge of Figma.
  • You’ll have strong knowledge of UX/UI with experience in wireframing customer journeys, prototyping and user testing.
  • You'll bring user insight and design expertise to inform product direction.
  • You’ll have a sound understanding of cross-browser, SEO, accessibility and usability design for the web.
  • Attention to detail and a sense of pride and ownership over quality.
  • You’ll have a keen interest in e-commerce.
  • You’ll relish the chance to help our clients solve challenging problems.
  • You’ll be organized and have excellent attention to detail.
  • You will be passionate about all things tech, digital and design.
  • You’ll have exceptional communication skills and be comfortable discussing your work with team members and clients.
  • You’ll be a smart, proactive, fast-learning team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude!

Bonus points if you have...

  • Experience with Shopify or a similar e-commerce platform.
  • Experience designing e-commerce websites. You’ll have a good understanding of common e-commerce UX patterns.

Benefits

Beyond a competitive salary, we offer benefits that will push your career forward and improve your wellbeing. We're flexible and digital-first, which means better benefits and higher performance. You decide if you prefer to work from your home or the office.

Perform at your best

  • Unlimited home-office spend
  • Unlimited training budget
  • New MacBook Pro
  • Access to a local office or co-working space
  • Company get-togethers in London at least once a year, all expenses paid
  • Regular socials: to keep our teams connected, to celebrate our wins, and sometimes… well, just because!
  • Clear promotion paths for those who excel, including managerial and individual contributor routes
  • Regular 1-to-1 support incl. informal monthly reviews and biannual pay reviews
  • Monthly elected MVP + prizes'

Work that fits your lifestyle

  • 15 days vacation paid + your birthday off + 6 public holidays + 1 extra day per year [US employees]
  • 15 days vacation paid + your birthday off + 10 public holidays + 1 extra day per year [Canadian employees]
  • Generous private dental and healthcare plans with 100% cover [US employees]
  • Flexible working hours, including daytime appointments (for health, wellness, life admin etc)
  • No-questions-asked personal days (sick, personal, time off)
  • 3 paid days for volunteering and charity work
  • Ubereats/Deliveroo monthly lunch allowance
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

No recruiters, please.

Applications should include portfolios that showcase a strong selection of responsive, desktop/tablet/mobile landing pages, e-commerce design and app design.


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