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At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised.

Senior UX Consultant

at Kin + Carta Connect

Location: Manchester

Level: Senior

Type: Permanent

About Kin + Carta Connect 

At Kin + Carta Connect we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business will thrive on.

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires.

Location can flexible within the UK, ideally commutable to London, Edinburgh. Manchester or Liverpool.

The Senior UX Consultant role in a nutshell:

Kin + Carta Connect is looking for an experienced UX consultant/designer; someone who can hit the ground running and can make an impact from day one. We’re not just looking for someone to come in and create brilliant wireframes and user journeys. We want an experienced practitioner who can lead a project forward throughout its lifecycle; from the discovery, understanding and research phases, through to defining the UX strategies, supporting the project design and build process, as well as any ongoing optimisation programmes.

It goes without saying that you should have a firm grasp of the user centered design approach, being able to identify user needs as well as understanding a client’s business needs and outlining how to get the best balance between these to deliver measurable value.

We’re looking for someone who also has experience designing digital experiences (predominantly web platforms); and can turn their research insights and vision into reality. So you should be able to work confidently alongside other designers in the creation of working prototypes (for testing and clients) as well as collaborative ways or working e.g. design systems, backlogs etc.

You will be a motivated self-starter, who feels confident working at the centre of a diverse team, in a fast-paced environment, potentially across multiple projects. Happy interacting with users and client stakeholders alike, guiding design decisions based on research and insight, under the guidance of our Design Directors. 

We welcome applicants who have a number of years under their belt, in a UX role or similar. Either at an agency or in-house. This role offers an opportunity to join an established and diverse agency design team during a period of growth and development. Working on global projects for well respected client brands, and learning from an experienced team of designers, researchers and creatives who are all masters of their craft. 

Skills & Experience

  • Have a good understanding of the UCD process and what best practice looks like from a usability perspective.
  • You have experience in conducting heuristic reviews, can identify and critique good and poor UX best practice from client sites, as well as competitor and comparator sites. 
  • Skilled in the creation of User Journeys, Information Architectures, and Page Wireframes.
  • Creation of prototypes in software like Invision, Marvel and Sketch/Figma.
  • You can facilitate moderated and unmoderated usability testing. 
  • You are a good communicator and comfortable presenting your work and rationale to clients. 
  • You understand and manage client needs/expectations and you’re able to manage your own time to meet deadlines. 
  • You have the confidence to be the voice of the customer while understanding the business needs that drive decision making.
  • Have experience designing robust and accessible User Interfaces.

As a Senior UX Consultant at Kin + Carta you:

  • Have experience in conducting and analysing usability research.
  • Are comfortable developing personas from qualitative and quantitative insights.
  • Understand how to design to meet accessibility criteria and guidelines. 
  • Have experience designing for modern Digital Experience Platforms.
  • Have experience and understanding of Atomic Design principles and the importance of Design Systems in the delivery of digital products and platforms.

Project delivery

  • Able to manage multiple projects and report on their status internally.
  • Experienced at working with Project Managers and Client Services teams.
  • Ensure your creative vision is executed to its fullest.
  • Upholding the high standards of our clients’ brands.
  • Going above and beyond in order to deliver for our clients.

Personal qualities

  • A natural communicator, who enjoys working with a diverse and driven peer group.
  • Comfortable conversing with client stakeholders, and accomplished in recommending industry best practices.
  • Imaginative and enthusiastic creative thinker and problem solver, who exhibits a natural instinct for useful and usable design. 
  • Willing to push for the adoption of new and innovative ideas and methodologies.
  • An unwavering desire to deliver quality in their craft.
  • Leads by example, to mentor and grow a team of talented designers.
  • Keeps abreast of current digital design and tech trends.

Kin + Carta Connect 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.
Continuous Learning Continuous Learning
Women Leadership Program Women’s leader programme
Free Breakfast Free breakfast Fridays
Affordable gym Affordable gym membership
Yoga Regular yoga sessions
Promotion Promotion opportunities
Private Healthcare Discounted private healthcare
Coffe and fruit Coffee and fruit on tap

Kin + Carta believes in creating a culture where diversity, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, creating a culture where every person is treated as a valued member!

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