Gothenburg, Sweden

User Experience Designer

Experience Architects at AKQA apply artistry, craftsmanship and strategic insight to articulate impactful systems, products and services that move the world. Skilled storytellers and architects, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop work that is distinctive, effective and truly remarkable. User Experience Architects are endlessly curious. They take ownership across client projects and lead large-scale user experience activities.

Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. You will work in an environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brief interpretation - able to interpret a brief, identify knowledge gaps and validate the objectives and KPIs
  • Planning – help define and scope the correct tasks and deliverables for a project. Contribute to the overall account strategy and relationship
  • Process – understand, apply and advocate user-centred design techniques and processes, from project initiation through to on-going product evolution
  • Understanding – know how to interpret the insights gained from existing and new research, and know how to apply these to a project
  • Research – plan, set up, and run user testing and research, then report back insights and recommendations
  • Design – craft clear presentations and UX deliverables that ultimately help create award-winning experiences
  • Software and tools – confident knowing the right tools to use for each job, and how to use them
  • Client – help create and deliver impactful client presentations
  • Management - provide informal support, guidance and mentoring to junior members of the User Experience team

 

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Experience leading UX from the start to the end of a project
  • Experience defining design systems and solving for multiple platforms
  • Experience using UCD and service design processes and techniques
  • Collaborative and pragmatic approach to work
  • Confident explaining designs and solutions to the wider team
  • A natural problem solver – asking the right questions to get to the answer
  • Able to think strategically, creatively and conceptually
  • An eye for detail and strong design skills
  • Understanding of good usability and accessibility practices
  • Able to deliver work to the highest possible standards at all times - on time and within budget
  • Able to clearly and articulately communicate ideas
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment – demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and leadership skills
  • Be responsible for your ongoing learning, research and self-improvement
  • Great understanding of different digital platforms, technologies and content management systems
  • Expert in industry standard design tools – Sketch, Figma, Flinto etc.
  • Degree or equivalent work experience in a related field, such as Interaction Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design etc. is preferred

 

Please include your portfolio link and examples of your work in your application.

 

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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