Senior Designer

Singapore
Studio
As a Senior UX practitioner in our studio, you’ll be expected to plan and execute design activities such as information architecture, information and interaction design, visual design, content audits, user / task flow analysis and customer journey mapping.

 

This is an exciting time to be joining Foolproof as we continue to grow our base in Singapore. As one of the longest established specialists in user experience design, we’ve been leading this emerging field for over a decade. That means we get some of the most challenging and diverse briefs working with brands around the world.

If you’re committed to a career in digital design, this is a place where you can stretch yourself every day – and also help the people you work with grow their skills and confidence.

Come and work somewhere where everyone ‘gets it’. And shares your enthusiasm and focus for doing great work.

The next generation of design leaders

Our company exists to positively impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people all across the world. To do that we have to improve the experience that the World’s biggest brands offer to their customers. We create ideas and design solutions that make that happen.

We don’t design in a bubble: you’ll work closely with colleagues, our clients and their customers. If you can’t take the push-and-pull of the conversations that create great work, stay where you are. But if you like the rigour and focus that maximises the impact of your design in the real world, and with real people, you’ll love it here.

This role provides an opportunity to push on and develop - not just your own work and ideas - but to help and lead others to create fantastic work. We need people who can pass on their skills and experience whilst staying committed to developing themselves.

Practice skills

As a Senior UX practitioner in our studio, you’ll be expected to plan and execute design activities such as information architecture, information and interaction design, visual design, content audits, user / task flow analysis and customer journey mapping. Demonstrating experience of this is essential.

You will be required to work with design researchers, visual designers and front-end developers as well
as copywriters and strategists. Demonstrating experience of working with these disciplines is essential.

You will be responsible for representing the end-user’s voice in the design process. You’ll need to be able
to show how you’ve taken customer insight from a live brief (gathered through primary research), and how you used it to adapt or change the direction of your design thinking.

Management skills

As an experienced designer, you’ll be used to hitting deadlines and budgetary constraints, whilst working to the expected level of quality. As a Senior Designer you’ll be asked to support the costing and planning activity of design deliverables, report on the status of such deliverables to the wider business and notify them of any risks or issues.

Others will look to you for leadership, and you’ll also be expected to help others learn through doing. As part of a project team, you’ll need to represent the team’s work, and communicate the ideas and
rationale that have informed their design approach.

You’ll also support our account teams by helping them generate demand for your skills, getting involved in new business projects and pitches where needed.

This role involves managing and mentoring less-experienced practitioners. You will do this under the guidance of Principal Designers. Allowing you to draw on their exceptional experience to lead and inspire the creative teams you work with to achieve measurable success.

Personal development

In return we will spend time and money helping you to develop your own tradecraft and leadership experience. We’ll also give you space and opportunities to share your knowledge and perspectives with the outside world.

You’ll be encouraged to write and speak publicly, so that you can add your voice to the discussion about our emerging field of design.

The person

You are a design thinker who is able to plan and execute design activities and influence important design decisions within your project. You take responsibility for the quality of your thinking and deliverables on the projects you work on, and anyone else you are leading on it.

You continually challenge yourself to think creatively, improve the standard of your work and broaden the skills you already have, through training and development in and outside of project work.

You will have a natural sense of ownership and accountability. You will often be assigned a quality assurance role within projects, so you need a sharp eye for detail. You understand that critique – both giving it and getting it – is at the heart of creating powerful, effective design.

You’ll have a commercial awareness that naturally leads you towards lean, creative ways to understand and solve design problems. That will also mean you’re keen to try new tools and techniques to create value for Foolproof and its clients. You’ll need to show a long-standing commitment to your field, so you’ll have at least a bachelor’s degree (or something equivalent) in design or creative arts.

Package

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing, forward thinking company.

We offer a competitive salary, twice yearly reviews, an annual bonus scheme, profit share, 20 days’ holiday (which increases to 25 with long service awards), individual training budgets and medical benefits.

We believe in collaborative thinking and learning. We host sessions every Thursday where a Foolproofer shares their knowledge with the rest of the team; we have quarterly company away days where we get together to share company updates; and we make a concerted effort to share our knowledge with the local UX design industry.

How to apply

We’re looking for people who share our passion, commitment and sense of fun to join the team at this exciting time. If you think you fit the bill, email your CV and portfolio (including your expected salary, notice period and right to work in Singapore) to Sarah Djumin at sgcareers@foolproof.com.sg.

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