Lead UX Designer

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • 19 Nov 17 2017-11-19

Lead UX Designer



New York Life is seeking a seasoned UX/UI designer to help transform our digital presence to support our industry leading insurance and retirement distribution. The Lead Web Designer will be responsible for the design direction of our owned digital marketing assets including creating and optimizing dynamic user journey's on our flagship website, NewYorkLife.com and developing other assets including microsites, landing pages, and email templates to support our marketing strategies. The role is accountable for our team's visual, interactive, front-end, and user research capabilities and will work closely with internal business and marketing teams and external technology and agency partners to drive the look and feel of NewYorkLife.com and related sites bringing to life our value propositions and brand. We are looking for a versatile, visionary, disciplined creative with strong leadership and collaboration skills to create a more digitally accessible New York Life.

Lead Web Designer, Consumer Digital Properties

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead digital experience design group within Digital Marketing team
  • Manage Digital Marketing's visual, interactive, front-end, and user research capabilities
  • Translate business requirements into intuitive user interfaces, incorporating wireframes, design comps, and prototypes
  • Work with internal marketing teams and external agencies to drive the look and feel of NewYorkLife.com and related digital marketing efforts
  • Set and enforce design and usability standards for NewYorkLife.com and related online properties, documenting design standards via formal management of design styleguide
  • Recommend and execute improvements to existing designs
  • Ensure that deliverables adhere to brand, compliance, and web standards


Requirements
  • 8+ years of digital Interaction Design, Service Design, and graphic Design or equivalent qualification
  • Experience designing for Adobe Marketing Cloud
  • Diverse technical experience including depth in CSS, mobile first responsive development, modern front-end design frameworks (Susy, Bootstrap, React, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Agile software development processes and methodologies
  • Knowledge of web-based technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions
  • Ability to tailor design solutions to business goals
  • Natural collaborator and team leader
  • Ability to solve unique and complex problems; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions
  • Natural curiosity to learn new businesses, technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated ability to span both strategic direction and detailed execution
  • Proven record of prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

This position is located at the New York Life Home Office at 51 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y.
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