Head of Design (Visual/UX)

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Location: Menlo Park, California

As the Head of Design (Visual/UX) you will help to create a first rate interactive design team for this innovative gift giving company.

? Responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our design and creative output.
? Directs, oversees and mentors a team of visual and UX designers
? Develops, implements, and manages the company's design strategy.
? Leading the definition of visual design throughout the product lifecycle, from initial explorations to final deliverables.
? Hands-on, translating conceptual ideas into compelling experiences and dynamic visual presentations, and turning usability findings into design improvements.
? Ensures designs are completed on time and adhere to the established specifications and standards.
? Monitors the bid or proposal process to ensure organizational goals are met.
? Collaborates with the Leadership team to create functional strategies and specific objectives for the business.
? Leading visual brand identity for the company and its products
? Provide quality control over design outputs and production

? Bachelor's degree in Advertising or Design, or a minimum of 10 years of industry experience in design
? Proven Interactive experience (design applications / mobile / web)
? A minimum of 8 years of Visual or UX design, UI layout, & typography experience, preferably in the e-commerce space
? Minimum of 3 years people leadership experience
? Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.

? Master's degree
? Start-up experience
? Strong analytical skills - ability to understand the constraints of a design problem and identify the trade-offs.
? Strong empathic skills - understanding how and why an interface succeeds or fails.
? Strong online portfolio.
? Ability to take the intel, analytics, and pull the story together
? Strong presentation skills/ability to influence
? Passion for opportunities the company has to offer its customers, retailers & partners
? Outstanding communications, relationship building, and collaboration skills.
? Strategic thinking with ability to develop and implement actionable plans to drive business results
? Proven ability to partner and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
? Demonstrated project management skills