Design Director

Mutual Mobile Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 month ago

Mutual Mobile is a world-leading user experience, mobile, and innovation solutions company. We are looking for an accomplished Design Director to join our team.

We have built our success through understanding client problems, their users needs, and building successful products to serve both. This approach has resulted in a list of premier clients that come to us to build innovative experiences (Nike, Google, GM, Nestle, UnderArmour). We've seen this happen with Android, iOS, Web, Wearables, IoT, and VR/AR. It's in our DNA to evolve and stay on the forefront of innovation.

The Role

Mutual Mobile creates delight through the combined application of design, software engineering and project management craftsmanship. As Mutual Mobile's Design Director, you are a design thought leader. You evolve our creative service offerings, work closely with pursuit teams to help clients envision customer facing digital products, set the creative direction during the early phase of engagements, then work with our offshore teams to ensure the creative vision is fully realized in the final product.

The Responsibilities

  • Refine and evolve Mutual Mobile's creative services offerings

  • Collaborate with sales teams on new business pursuits. Help clients envision digital products and work with technical and program teams to scope and size engagements

  • Build and nurture client relationships and identify new opportunities within existing accounts

  • Provide design thought leadership to our internal teams and clients

  • Create, pitch and rapidly iterate on conceptual product designs

  • Facilitate key aspects of discovery workshops, including identification of product and user experience vision, personas, and user journeys

  • Provide creative vision during early phases of engagements

  • Manage, supervise and mentor a small team of US designers and provide creative direction to our larger offshore teams

  • Work with offshore design teams: Set design direction, collaborate on the progress, and manage design related client communication

  • Collaborate with cross functional team members. This role works very closely with PM and engineering to plan out engagements, talk through pitch ideas, build sales/marketing materials, be a sounding board for delivery plans etc. Being a team player that easily collaborates with others will be key.

  • Create client excitement and user delight

Experience:

  • 8 years designing product experiences where velocity is imperative on multiple work streams.

  • 4 years managing projects as a Lead or higher.

  • 2 years managing at least one report.

  • Deep UI/UX design experience for consumer facing digital products, with an emphasis on mobile products

  • Core understanding of how business and marketing requirements can affect a product and how those will be accommodated in the product.

  • Advanced awareness of the digital landscape with an emphasis on mobile; including transactional/commerce, core product, social media, customer self-service, marketing, and machine-to-mobile experiences.

  • Strong awareness of multiple delivery methodologies with an emphasis on agile.

  • Creative problem solving skills that enable you to evaluate a design approach, brainstorm, and seek unexpected, original and innovative ideas.

  • Advanced knowledge of the production process (asset creation, specification creation, and handoff to development).

  • Strong understanding of technical and cross-platform implications (strengths and limitations of individual native, hybrid and HTML platforms).

  • Strong communication skills. Able to discuss your interaction design process, thoughts, and ideas, and develop a point of view about your work.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Thrives in quick paced environments with the ability to navigate ambiguity.

Why work for Mutual Mobile? We make great products. We craft beautiful mobile interfaces and solve complex software challenges. Clients such as HEB, Google, lynda.com, Citi, Nike, and Under Armour come to us for our deep experience in mobile and emerging technology - from establishing a mobile strategy that provides impactful business value, to building those solutions from the ground up. We bring together the brightest minds in interactive & visual design, engineering, and business management to deliver solutions that actually matter.


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