Morningstar brings inspired problemsolvers together with one goal in mindto help investors reach their financial goals.At our core, were one of the worlds top investment research and data companies. But where we set ourselves apart is how we use that data and research to serve a diverse range ofusers. Ourinvestmentdata and research enable us to deliver analytics and insights with a purely independent view, and then we leverage the latest in technology and design to deliver an array of solutions that best meet ourcustomers needs.This foundation of research, data,technology and design uniquely positions us to provide a more complete set of services to investorsall around the worldultimately helpingpeople make better decisions about their money,or the money theymanage for millions of people all over the world.
The Morningstar design team isdedicated tocreatingthoughtfully-designed financialproductsand servicesso thatpeopleacross the worldcanmakethebestinvestingdecisionsfor themselves and their clients. We synthesizecomplex financial information into experiences that help deliver better investing outcomes. Wedo this bynot only creatingthelook and feelof a product, butalsodrivingproduct direction: prioritizingthe biggest opportunities to support our users and the business, while maintaining a strong sense of product ownership anditsresulting success.Thedesign organizationis made up of severaldisciplinesvisual, UX,communications,content, and researchunitedto helpeach other, and the whole company,grow. Were always seeking designerswho are motivated,aredriven to deliver user-centered outcomes,and are equally committed to craft and compassion.
Were looking for a Lead Product Designer for our Data and Research distribution groups. This individual will help drive the product design discipline, working with cross-functional teams charged with developing world-class data and research consumption experiences for financial professionals and institutions.
This role is perfect for a self-motivated designer who loves the challenge of translating user needs into meaningful and desirable customer experiences, turning complex data into impactful design, and working in an incredibly collaborative environment.Lead productdesigners work with software developers, product managers, project managers, and business owners to develop the next generation of our software andhelp leadthe critical evaluation and continuous improvement of existing applications.
This position is based in our Chicago office.
Youll be great at:
Being a confident product design leaderwho is comfortable advocating for users and knows how to deliver great product experiences that address their true needs.
Driving and executingcore user-centered research activities such as customer interviews, contextual inquiry, participatory design, and usability testing.
Partneringwith business, product,and engineering leads to clarify and support an end-to-end vision for product solutions that align with business goals.
Coaching and facilitating design-led activities and workshops as needed, helping your teams and stakeholders gain alignment and arrive at unified product decisions.
Expertly utilizingdesign thinking methods in day-to-day project work, including collaborating with teams to successfully incorporate these methods into an Agile process.
Thrivingin our Agile work environment, including the ability to embrace iterative product development while maintaining a cohesive and holistic view of the overall design experience.
Working experimentally, helping business partners understand the importance of validating and testing their assumptions prior to making large-scale and costly product decisions.
Providing inspired solutions for complex navigation and information hierarchy challenges at a system level that enable elegant and intuitive interface solutions.
Making expert-level visual decisions around typography, composition, color, and data visualization.
Producing all artifacts needed to visualize, communicate, and test product design direction at an expert levelincluding task flows, wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, and high-fidelity comps.
Supportinga collaborative, transparent, and high-performingteamenvironmentbychampioninga positive, results-orientedattitude and culturethatsbuilt on resilience, great communication,and mutual respect.
Promotingopen and inclusive discourse about new ideas, tough issues, and contrasting points of view.
Youll also do things like:
Demonstrate exceptional stakeholder management skills, including effectively managing expectations and obtaining agreement on key objectives.
Continuously striveto find better ways of doing things.
Persuadeand leadothers to invest in qualitydesignand demonstrate the value of doing it right.
Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members.
Participate in the larger internal and external Design community by contributing to special interest groups and helping facilitate events/trainings.
Be curious about new technology and pushing experiences towards the current and modern.
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience designing for software, web and/or digital products.
Strong knowledge of Sketch,Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS X
Knowledge of HTML and CSS
Degree in a field related to human-computer interaction, design, graphic design, library sciences, psychology, or communication
How to apply:
Include a link to your online portfolio or attach pdf samples along with your resume.
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