At a Glance
Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a UX/UI Designer who will be responsible for User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) design systems for web-based applications as part of the Digital Marketing Operations team within Legrand North and Central America's (LNCA) Central Marketing department. This is a remote-friendly position with the option of in-office space in West Hartford, CT or Vandalia, OH; eligible to candidates within US Eastern and Central time zones.
The UX/ UI Designer generates ideas, prototypes, designs, and assets that can be handed off to development or outside agencies which will deliver exceptional UX. You will collaborate cross-functionally to determine design systems, interaction, font usage, color palettes, and other digital graphics, while also aligning to the brand in execution. The design systems created will be user-centered, brand-aligned, and seek to differentiate Legrand from the market.
Your daily scope will include providing design for review to support business requests, guiding outside agencies on design, and collaborating to deliver the best solution. This role will act as the functional go-between of Design and UX.
Legrand offers generous benefits and is committed to people development and career-building. At Legrand you will have opportunities to accelerate your learning and growth through training as well as unique project assignments, which will expose you to other teams and functions within the organization
What Will You Do?
Organization: Individual Contributor competency model
Main Interface: Internal - marketers, designers, web engineers
External - agencies, vendors, suppliers
Budget: Contributes input for team's month-to-month service and project costs
Main Job Duties:
Collaborates cross-functionally to develop the best solution for the application's users.
Interprets client specifications, identifies change requirements, and articulates timeline expectations clearly. Provides timely updates back to the client.
Mentors the in-house creative team to conceive of, explore, refine, and implement web and interactive design work as assigned.
Partners with outside agencies to achieve on-brand and best-in-class designs.
Works closely with the digital marketing team to provide design guidance and ensure a consistent, engaging user experience across web and email.
Seeks to understand a design request from the user's perspective.
Researches design patterns for best practice; using whitepapers, best-in-class-websites, and accessibility standards to propose elegant solutions.
Works with Design and Web Engineering teams as needed to vet larger changes as feasible prior to proposing to a larger audience or the client.
DIGITAL BRAND MANAGEMENT
Visually executes on brand, digital, and communication strategies.
Builds out graphic identity systems that fit within the Legrand brand & guidelines, working closely with the Creative Director.
Develops & manages digital brand guidelines, providing communication & training.
Effectively tracks core asset changes, ensuring file accessibility with design teammates.
Generates ideas, mock-ups, wireframes, and prototypes for proposed solutions. Capable of designing low to high fidelity interfaces.
Seeks to understand the user needs, making proactive use of insights, user research, and analytics to drive design.
Designs exceptional UX components and patterns; as well as visual assets (banners, icons, etc.), full web sites, web pages, emails, and design patterns.
Designs for a scalable & responsive web, guided by accessibility principles to ensure design can work on multiple levels for all audiences.
Communicates needs for functionality of new web components to technical team so requirements for development can be documented and communicated.
STAYING UP TO DATE
Acts as an antenna for the organization, sharing industry knowledge, and seeks new learning opportunities through external, industry-specific training.
Leverages gained knowledge to optimize workflow, design processes, and methodology to improve efficiency and continued success.
Exudes passion to learn and share the latest technologies and develop new skills.
Education: Degree in Communication Design, Graphic Design, or a related field is strongly preferred. Equivalent work experience acceptable.
Experience: 5-7 years of Digital Design experience, agency experience preferred.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
Must have the passion & drive to learn the latest technologies and develop new skills.
Must be a highly motivated self-starter, able to work independently & within a team.
Experience & passion for working in a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment.
Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts.
Displays strong empathy for users, is customer-experience oriented, and seeks to receive & use feedback to improve design systems.
Must be an effective visual storyteller.
Has a strong understanding of marketing campaigns, with the ability to think to effectively driving a user to achieve campaign goals.
Must have exceptional organizational & project management skills, along with critical thinking & troubleshooting abilities. Has demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and control multiple projects at various stages of work.
Must have excellent verbal & written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus, extract necessary information, and validate understanding of the information.
Expert proficiency with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Acrobat DC), Zeplin, Responsive web design, Iterative design, Web-Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Design systems, Usability/user-centered design, Wireframing, and Prototyping.
Strong proficiency with Version Control (Abstract), Responsive frameworks (Bootstrap), File management, and Designing components for content system platforms.
Working knowledge & experience with OS X operating system, HTML, CSS, Web analytics (Google Analytics), and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA:
LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. For more information, visit legrand.com.
About Legrand North and Central America
Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network.
LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us.
Equal Opportunity Employer