Melbourne – Wurundjeri Country, Australia

User Interface Design Lead

Millipede is a purposeful app experience creation agency. A specialist member of the global AKQA family, Millipede crafts pioneering, joyful digital products that inspire people of all ages to learn, laugh, and tap to play one more time.

From explorative playful environments that inspire learning, to chart-topping games that promote real-world behaviours, to deftly realised mobile apps that help enable brighter futures, Millipede’s vision provides people with meaningful ways of engaging with the world from the palm of their hands.

As a Design Lead, you will approach each new brief with fresh eyes, avoiding familiar solutions while generating useful, usable and delightful ideas across existing and emerging platforms. You will champion human-centered design processes and techniques and be a brand advisor for our clients. You bring exceptional creative thought and craft output, a strong collaborative intent, and are able to manage projects from brief to end user.

Located in Melbourne, you will work in an innovative and inclusive culture alongside exceptional people. 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 Millipede, we are committed to looking out for each other – we are flexible, transparent and passionate. We love what we do and each of us is empowered to impact the processes, performance and direction of the business as a whole.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Drive, inspire, mentor and support the multi-disciplinary team to deliver end-to-end projects from a design perspective, ensuring outcomes meet business and user goals.
  • Ensure a collaborative 'one team' approach of both client and agency.
  • Evolve, present and communicate our design vision to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate thoughtful design, usability and accessibility principles and standards, via artefacts such as user flows and wireframes.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of how your designs flow through the software development life cycle and work closely with project managers and technical engineers.
  • Produce prototypes using tools such as Figma, and articulate polished final assets.
  • Identify new opportunities to improve design process with other team members and disciplines.

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Exceptional design aesthetics and craft.
  • An enthusiastic desire to work across a wide range of mobile projects; from consumer apps through to games, educational and creative experiences.
  • Able to work autonomously in a fast-paced creative environment, fostering a thriving team culture that enables us to attract and retain the best staff.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A sophisticated eye for illustration, animation and motion design (you don’t need on-tools skills in these domains).
  • An innovative playful spirit, an avid interest in design and technology, a collegial mindset, and wide-ranging curiosity.

 

Millipede is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to our ability to provide our clients with exceptional service and we 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. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous people are encouraged to apply for this role.

Apply

This job post is no longer open to applicants.

User Interface Design Lead — Melbourne

Apply

Sending your application

Our apologies, there was a problem. Please try again or contact careers@akqa.com.

If your application and qualifications meet the requirements of any of our current open positions, you will be contacted for an interview.

We cannot respond individually to all candidates who apply to AKQA, but again we thank you for your interest.

If you have submitted your application in error, or do not want AKQA to hold your data, please contact: yourdata@akqa.com

Sincerely,

AKQA People team