Sydney, Australia

Lead User Experience (UX) Designer

Experience Designers at AKQA craft, concept and deliver interfaces that make technology easier and more enjoyable to use. With expertise in design strategy, technology and brand, our design team of researchers, visual designers and user experience designers work with clients to create meaningful brand experiences. 

As a Lead User Experience (UX) Designer, you will oversee and deliver accessible and meaningful experiences of the highest quality. You will demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a strong sense of craft, and will champion user-centred design. You will also be responsible for consistent quality  and overall UX design excellence across your accounts.

At AKQA Sydney, you will work in a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a creative and technically advanced team, and have access to ongoing personal and professional development. At AKQA, we are committed to your career growth, as well as to your work/life balance.



  • Lead team to deliver end-to-end UX design projects, ensuring outcomes meet both business and user goals.
  • Lead and motivate team to create and deliver impactful work across an agile methodology.
  • Ensure a collaborative ‘one team’ approach of both client and agency.
  • Demonstrate sound design principles via artefacts such as user flows, IA, site maps and wireframes, coupled with a high degree of comfort in producing prototypes using tools such as Axure and Sketch.
  • Experience leading user research and stakeholder interviews.
  • Experience leading customer journeys and roadmaps.
  • Provide UX mentorship across accounts and the wider XD discipline.
  • Identify new opportunities to improve sprint-based process with other team members.



  • 8+ years’ experience within a dedicated UX role (client-side or agency).
  • Compelling portfolio of distinctive UX work.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to build trusted relationships with client stakeholders.
  • Able to mentor and grow a team, demonstrating a strong collaborative spirit.


AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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Lead User Experience (UX) Designer — Sydney


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