Kelly Services Digital Designer Lead in New York, New York

One of our top clients is seeking a Digital Designer Lead for their offices in New York City, NY

Duration is ONE YEAR PLUS!

May require travel up to 25%.

Digital Design Leads are critical to the success of our projects and help guide projects from evaluating user experiences, identifying opportunities for improvement and creating concepts through to detailing designs and documenting UI specifications that work flawlessly, all while challenging the team to think beyond what’s expected.

Digital Design Leads work collaboratively to create complex interactive experiences for applications, software, and web interfaces. This important role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, user experience, user interface, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies.

We are looking for independent and boundlessly creative people with a high level of purpose who are fun to work with and relentlessly focused on quality output in all forms. Successful candidates for this role will demonstrate excitement for challenging preconceptions and enthusiasm to continually work toward highest quality solutions in the world, while offering a cordial and collaborative approach to getting things done.

You will contribute to the organization in the following ways:


  • Consistently deliver new and distinctive design solutions for people-centered applications, web sites, software, and other digital products or services.

  • Develop ideas, design and assemble prototypes, provide direction to other designers, and work with colleagues and partners to implement designs into technology frameworks.

  • Support studio project goals and/or capability tactics through successful delivery of well-crafted, distinctive, and quality design.

  • Deliver projects, global project work streams, or departmental programs successfully, on-time and on-budget.

  • Independently manage work load: plan and prioritize work, delegate where necessary.


  • Influence the team by example, give clear feedback, track issues, and respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, opinions, and timelines with management guidance.

  • Lead junior team members in work and project tasks on multiple digital projects simultaneously.

  • Understand business and communication goals, and translate them into inspired solutions

  • Demonstrate aspirational intent.

  • Strengthen the team by promoting development of new skills while consistently improving own skill level.

  • Exhibit leadership potential by leading small teams with minimal supervision in a collaborative and cross- functional environment, as well as by supporting manager as a member of both external and internal teams.

  • Develop objective to achieve team targets and individual goals.


  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.

  • Suggest improvements to processes and procedures, drive decision-making at the team level, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.

  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that designs are implemented as specified.

  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes designers, project. management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers, as well as various internal and external partners.

  • Proactively partner in problem-solving.


  • Skillfully utilize appropriate applicable design methods and processes for tasks and assignments.

  • Exhibit enthusiasm and high skill level, depth of experience and initiative in core capability area.

  • Expand comprehensive knowledge of multiple designs, strategies and sectors.

  • Seek, discover, experiment, and introduce new processes, methods and tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum seven years of experience designing digital communication systems, products, or services.

  • A compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for designing digital experiences.

  • A keen understanding of user behavior as it relates to design.

  • Exceptional design talents with stylistic breadth that demonstrate sensitivity to diverse subject matter; from product interaction to software tools and applications, to the web.

  • Intimate knowledge of how design and prototypes translate to code.

  • An excellent understanding of current design trends and the practical benefits and limitations of digital technologies.

  • A combination of strong conceptual thinking and strategic skills with an ability to understand customer needs, motivations, and behaviors, and to translate them into actionable deliverables.

  • Superb information design abilities, fastidious and efficient production and optimization habits, and impeccable problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • A passion for learning and for creating products that resonate emotionally.

  • Proficiency working collaboratively with all levels of strategists and technologists.

  • Expertise in relevant design software packages and a willingness to explore new tools.

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