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We’re looking for a seasoned and proven Design and Creative Director to lead and grow the future of design, branding, and UX at DreamHost!
In this role you will...
Architect and assist with building a world-class design system, including a design pattern library, documentation site, and CSS framework
Drive a team of designers to execute the end-to-end design vision across all of our platforms while also collaborating with product owners, stakeholders, and engineers to help facilitate the product development process.
Own all things creative and design-related, helping to establish, create, and maintain a consistent design and brand identity
Define and institute a standardized process for all design, UX, and front end tasks
Establish and uphold strong UX practices across all DreamHost products and properties
Support designers and product groups with hands-on design and coding work
You are an ideal fit if...
You live and breathe design, having a firm grasp of concepts, principles, and best practices with regard to creative direction, branding, and modern web and application design. You stay on top of new trends and look for ways to incorporate them while also realizing when to step back and work with time-tested or existing solutions.
You have a strong and demonstrated understanding of UX best practices and procedures, including requirements gathering, research, and the ability to properly communicate the importance of human factors, user feedback, and data-driven decisions in designing the end-to-end user experience.
You have experience leading a team of designers with varied skill sets, work styles, and personalities, providing them with firm creative direction to execute and get excited about a central design vision.
You possess a strong critical perspective. You can see projects in a broader, more holistic scale, but can also operate at the ground level, allowing you to see things and provide direction in a more detailed, technical, and specific context.
You are familiar with the latest design and front-end tools, technologies, and workflows, possessing an understanding of modern paradigms and how they play a role within the greater ecosystem of product development, particularly in how they impact design.
You aren’t just willing but insist upon operating and contributing at the ground level with regard to design and coding work. You don’t consider yourself above the ‘grunt’ work and understand that being up-close and hands-on in the context of products in development is a key part of executing your design vision.
You’re an experienced communicator and master of the art of compromise. You realize the role of effective communication in resolving design and project conflicts, and can properly explain, educate, and offer solution-minded feedback with regard to design and UX decisions
You’re a self-starter and a doer with a fundamental desire to lead, take ownership of your projects, and get things done.
You have a fine attention for details and bulletproof sense of responsibility
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the creative vision for our brand/products, including all in-flight product initiatives. Confirm that this vision is executed by all designers and also properly communicated to all product owners and stakeholders.
Instill an optimal and structured process for design and UX within our greater product development cycle, providing organization and direction for all project design and decisions with a focus on maximizing the expediency of product workflows.
Lead a team of designers to develop and maintain tools, UI, and brand libraries with a goal of trying to strike a balance between design consistency across all applications and services while also making room for creative freedom
Hands-on design and/or front-end work for design, product, and UX related initiatives, particularly with regard to design reviews, code reviews, and any work requisite for building and maintaining our design system
5+ years experience managing a team of designers in a professional capacity (non-freelance)
Extensive experience building and working with Design Systems
A portfolio of design work
Proficiency in modern design and prototyping applications for creating low and hi-fidelity mockups: Balsamiq, Sketch, Experience Designer, Invision, Illustrator, Photoshop or similar
Competency with Git (Github/Gitlab workflow)
Knowledge of extended modern front-end tools and frameworks, such as SASS, Gulp, Jekyll, Node.js/NPM, and Reac