Associate UX-UI Design Director

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If you are someone who wants to be part of the solution and help to lead and mentor others in the practice of user experience, you'll be the perfect addition to our Strategy and Design team.
As an Associate Design Director, you will not only lead UX and UI efforts with customers, but you'll also help to develop the next generation of our UX/UI team to help customers on their digital journey. Using design thinking workshops, interviews, and other methods of discovery, you'll set the tone for their entire digital presence by creating information architecture, site maps, user journeys, functional prototypes and user interfaces. The end result is a vision, roadmap, and user experience that will last for years.
Your influence will also be felt within your UX/UI team as you guide and mentor.
At Adage, we do our part to make the world a better place through technology.
In this pursuit, we have spent the last 20 years helping a lot of really cool clients (think The Kennedy Center, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Chicago Public Schools) to make an actual difference in the communities they serve through their digital presence. Central to solutions for these clients is our approach. Our UX/UI practice is there from the start, making sure we have alignment in both form and function.
Our team consists of incredibly smart, inspiringly driven, impressively kind, and continuous learners. We are routinely recognized as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, and on Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago.


  • 10 to 12 years of UX/UI design experience with large-scale, integrated websites or digital products
  • Formal design training and art direction experience with exceptional conceptual and design skills
  • Expertise in digital design tools like Axure, Figma, Miro, and Sketch
  • An overall understanding of web production and technologies and the capabilities within digital channels
  • Experience in leading, mentoring, and managing a team of designers

Other opportunities with this role include quarterly training, career progression, and representing Adage with sales efforts.
As an Associate Design Director at Adage, you'll enjoy work-life balance with flex schedules, remote-work options, and 20+ days of paid time off annually. Adage offers excellent benefits with 85% employer-paid insurance, profit-sharing bonuses, 401k contributions, and FSA. We have monthly happy hours, quarterly social events, an annual retreat, and a great office environment with a stocked kitchen and pristine gym.

Apply now for your next adventure delivering world-class solutions, surrounded by a team that shares your passion for helping others.
Adage Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents and respects diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. All qualified candidates that share Adage's core values are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • GitHubServices
    • Microsoft AzureServices
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • UmbracoCMS
    • OptimizelyCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Microsoft TeamsCollaboration


Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.

An Insider's view of Adage Technologies

What are some social events your company does?

Adage is really good about keeping us connected while working remotely. There are quarterly happy hours and recently the PO team did a boat cruise that ended in drinks along the river. We also get a team budget, and use this on social lunches.

Emma Welch

Project Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

I come into work every day knowing that I am going to solve multiple problems. Brainstorming different approaches is a challenge but, rewarding at the same time. We are problem-solvers and build solutions in difference spaces ranging from branding, user experience, optimization, technology integration, and more.

Will Moran

Associate Design Director

How does the company support your career growth?

At Adage, we are given the opportunities to explore and implement new trending technologies. This makes a huge difference in our work and helps us continue to grow in our careers. This is part of what makes Adage such a great place to work.

Johnny Chin

System Admin

What is your vision for the company?

Our goal at Adage is to use our experience and passion for technology to help organizations solve their problems. Our vision is to be the leader in each industry we serve, providing the best service and the most advanced solutions on the market. Our employees are our most important asset because through them we are able to achieve excellence.


Vice President of Strategic Growth

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Adage participates in local volunteer activities like the Chase Corporate Challenge, runs an annual food drive for the Great Chicago Food Depository, and participates in Letters to Santa campaigns
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Remote work program
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Disability insurance
We cover 100% of cost for Short Term Disability for all full-time employees, which pays out 60% of your salary up to $1,500 per week
Dental insurance
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision insurance
Health insurance
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Pet insurance
We understand family extends to the furry members too
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Adage offers Dependent Care FSA so that you can pay for those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Generous parental leave
We provide paid leave for all new parents. Bonding leave is for new parents and covers up to 2 weeks fully paid. Maternity leave is for birth moms and covers up to 6 weeks fully paid
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 20 days of PTO per year that covers vacation, sick and personal time. At 3 years that goes up to 23 days and at 5 years you accrue 25 days annually to use however you want.
Paid holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company-sponsored outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Free snacks and drinks
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some meals provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Company-sponsored happy hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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