Paris, France

User Experience Designer

Purpose Of Role

The creative minds at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. Skilled storytellers and conceptors, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labours of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients. 

 

Our Product Designers play essential roles in the strategy, user experience and optimisation of beautiful ideas, products and services. They bring intelligent thought and craft output, developing and delivering projects from brief to end user. 

 

Working within an integrated product team you’ll have the opportunity to imagine and inform the design for products, services, platforms and experiences that improve the lives of millions of people. Your work will require skills across research and strategy, concept and ideation, prototyping and design of the final product. You will often be in front of senior stakeholders and will be trusted to deliver high priority projects at a rapid pace.

 

At AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. You will work in an environment which fosters a meritocratic culture and encourages ownership, and you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. 

 

Role requirements

 

  • Is UX-driven, but design intuitive. Capable of core UX deliverables from user research to framing the design opportunities through user journeys. Also capable of designing interfaces and collaborate with UI designers
  • Collaborate with project teams across the organisation to gather needs and requirements.
  • Be able to collaborate and run workshops with the clients and various teams within AKQA
  • Comfortable to take initiative on delivering value and creating new opportunities with clients
  • Self directed in managing your workload, proactive with communicating project progress and status
  • Ensuring the quality of output from design and development
  • Ability to work with development teams to bring the design system to life
  • Inspire the client with innovative ways of approaching complex challenges
  • Transform data into actionable insights that highlight design opportunities
  • Conceive, sketch and pitch original ideas to peers and business owners
  • Skilled in using the latest design and prototyping tools
  • Frequently validating your ideas with end users
  • Strong experience in presenting and defending work & design decisions to clients and stakeholders

 

Qualities and characteristics

 

  • 4+ years of product design experience 
  • Strategic, always considering how your work solves for user and business needs
  • An eye for detail across a digital experience
  • You are a systems thinker, looking towards building solutions that work for the end user in mind, but considering sustainable and scalable solutions through reusable design patterns and libraries. You have excessive knowledge with large design systems
  • You have experience working and leading product development with large teams
  • You are curious, able to work with and across different disciplines 
  • You are driven to iterate and improve a digital experience
  • Confidence to own communication with key stakeholders and clients
  • You are fearless, boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail



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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