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User Experience Design Principal

at Kin + Carta Americas

Location: Chicago

Department: Experience Design

The opportunity

The role

Kin + Carta is seeking a User Experience Design Principal to help us design amazing experiences for our Fortune 500 clients and their customers. If you’re passionate about emerging tech and have a deep understanding of human-centered design and interaction design read on!

At Kin + Carta, we provide great design through a few key principles. We Instill Confidence for a more confident user, we Reduce Complexity to make experiences feel easy, and we Provoke Delight because we don’t just design for usability, we aim to create experiences that people love.

What you can look forward to in the job

As a User Experience Design Principal at Kin + Carta, you’ll be responsible for leveraging UX research insights, communicating your ideas visually, designing concepts for interactions, understanding and organizing complexities, promoting modern interaction design patterns and best practices, and working with cross-functional teams to build and test your digital experiences.

As a trusted advisor to our clients on their digital experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact on their understanding and implementation of design practices. While collaborating with our other experts in design, research, software engineering, quality assurance, technical architecture, and product strategy, you’ll learn something new daily, and we hope to learn from you, too!

Role responsibilities

  • Participate in the strategic planning process, providing user experience and design thought leadership for product development roadmaps.
  • Guide and mentor our user experience team to create engaging, memorable and user-informed experiences, driving an environment of sharing and collaboration.
  • Work directly with business partners to uncover and define user needs and translate needs into an experience brief, develop design strategies in alignment with this brief, and represent design decisions to senior leadership teams.
  • Take a client’s vision from conception to completion and delivery.
  • Be a trusted advisor to clients on the digital experience they will provide their users.
  • Produce UX/UI artifacts, such as wireframes, visual designs and prototypes for apps and websites.

 

Minimum qualifications

We want all new hires to succeed in their roles at Kin + Carta. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Minimum Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

  • 8+ years of experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in art, design, or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in interactive design, information architecture, and translating research into design decisions
  • A portfolio of work proving your visual design ability
  • Able to manage your own time on single or multiple projects, whether working independently or collaboratively with a team
  • Proficient in design tools such as Sketch, Figma and Adobe products and prototyping tools such as InVision and Proto.io
  • Empathetic with the business and client when constraints are present
  • Confident in presenting work and articulating user experience issues and concerns to team members and stakeholders

 

Preferred qualifications

  • You work closely with a development team and other disciplines
  • Experienced in Agile, lean, or other iterative product development approaches (design sprints, scrum, kanban)
  • A genuine interest in building a diverse community of people and practices
  • A compassionate mindset of ethical, inclusive human-centered design 
  • A commitment to designing for accessibility
  • Experience or interest in Blockchain 
  • Experience or interest in NFT

 

About Kin + Carta

Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy committed to working alongside our clients to build a world that works better #ForEveryone. Our  curious minds make creative connections between people, data and technology to create connected outcomes across the full lifecycle of the product and platform ecosystems.

We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. We help businesses accelerate their digital roadmap, rapidly innovate, modernize their systems, enable their teams and optimize for continued growth. 

We are a technology business with trust and human connection at its heart. As a Certified B Corp, our triple bottom line focus on people, the planet and profit is at the core of everything we do.

We welcome our Kin to show up as their full selves every day. Because this is so important to us, Kin + Carta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. To read further about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness, check out the IDEA page on our website. 

If you need accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Your benefits

Hard work deserves big rewards. Joining us means you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits aimed at mind, body, spirit and enhancing your career.

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Illustration of person pointing to whiteboard Hybrid work model & work from home stipend
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Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.