Design Lead

Design Lead

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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Job Description

TheDesign Lead will help build and lead the growing team to produce high quality project deliverables. Design Leads often act as the creative lead for a project, setting the team’s design direction, presenting the work to the leadership/project teams. This position requires a detailed understanding of the (Agile) software design process, drawing on broad experience with web, mobile, and desktop software design projects. A history of leadership roles on projects involving the full delivery of a finished software solution is required. This position might include team management as well as hands-on creative leadership.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide daily oversight of the quality of the digital team’s creative work

  • Guide the team in the direction, style, and methodology

  • Review the design outputs of team members, and give clear and actionable feedback to help the team make progress and make the designs better

  • Participate in user requirement analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture design, and interaction design

  • Contribute to produce user requirements specifications, personas refinement, storyboarding, and scenario, or customer journey creation and visualization

  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and UI design solutions, articulating design rationale both verbally and visually

  • Manage and execute on the detailed design process; be able to extend high-level design to a greater-level of detail and comprehensiveness, resolve edge cases, provide documentation, and coordinate asset generation in collaboration with visual design

  • Be able to extend a concept design system to other platforms, devices, form factors and screen s, in close collaboration with software engineers building the product in parallel

  • Be able to create detail UI designs flowcharts and wireframes flows, design prototypes or simulations, and detail design specifications for UI behaviors, animations and transitions

  • Drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules

  • Work closely with development teams and experience analysts (QA) to ensure that design specifications are implemented correctly


  • Oversee the creative output of the team

  • Monitor and drive the team to utilize the best and latest methods and tools to be competitive

  • Help develop the culture and mindset of the team to ensure they are healthy, happy, inventive, curious, and open

  • Mentor the careers of your team members

  • Manage day-to-day operations of a design team, including setting priorities, assigning resources, and ensuring project goals are achieved

  • Oversee simultaneous projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs, and deliverables

  • Identify and implement process improvements to meet project and team needs

  • Participate in recruiting and hiring digital designers
Formal education in design or a related discipline
Relevant Work Experience
8+years of professional digital design experience (2 of which have been spent managing a design team)
Competencies & Skills

  • Strong leadership and people management skills

  • Proven ability to mentor and develop skills in junior digital designers

  • Strong knowledge of design process and project management

  • Strong knowledge of user interface and user experience design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to mobile, web-based, and desktop applications

  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as AdobeCC, Sketch, InVision and Framer

  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS

  • Knowledge of design patterns and conventions for different mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS

  • Experience working using agile methodologies

  • Proven track record of working with software engineering teams to ensure accurate, high quality design implementation

  • Extraordinary attention to detail and a passion for quality balanced with speed and efficiency

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels of a client organization

  • Ability to negotiate and coordinate across multiple groups and disciplines

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