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Lead Designer, UX/UI

| Chicago

Adage Technologies is a web design and development firm in downtown Chicago that specializes in building digital CMS and eCommerce solutions. We are a team of strategic, creative, and technical professionals who partner with our clients to solve business problems and meet meaningful goals. It’s our team-oriented approach that truly drives us to win awards, work with prestigious clients and break ground with exciting new technology.

As Lead Designer, you’ll be managing large-scale, technology and web development centric solutions. You’ll engage closely with clients to understand what they want to accomplish through their website, and then work with our own developers and designers to bring those ideas to life. As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for leading discovery activities with a diverse set of clients then creating a digital strategy to achieve their goals.  You will utilize all available skills from your UX/UI tool belt to incorporate customer research and business strategy into creative solutions.

 

Our ideal candidate is passionate about user experience and has a strong portfolio of working websites.

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Consulting with clients to define and document their business requirements and the challenges they are trying to solve, then developing strategy and design that exceeds expectations
  • Delivering outstanding client presentations that incorporate personas, user scenarios, user journey maps and wireframes to present research findings and design ideas
  • Motivate, challenge, and guide your cross functional scrum teams to deliver projects that execute digital strategy on time and on budget
  • Expertly managing the design process for multiple projects while incorporating feedback to continuously improve design output
  • Collaborating with the sales team to win new business by creating pitches and collateral that wows our prospective clients

What success looks like:

  • 100% of projects come in on time and budget
  • The design team is hitting billability goals
  • You are helping sell our services and hitting 20% growth goals
  • You’re helping grow our team and recruiting top notch digital designers
  • Clients are advocating and seeking us out for our design services
  • We are winning design awards

We want someone with:

  • 7-9 years of agency experience leading large-scale, integrated projects including websites, landing pages, digital marketing and direct marketing
  • Art direction experience and formal design training with exceptional conceptual and design skills, as well as experience on the digital marketing side, e-mail, online advertising, SEO and marketing automation.
  • An overall understanding of web production and technologies and the capabilities within digital channels, plus expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, digital design tools like Axure, Figma, and Sketch
  • A passion and expertise for collaborating with Product Owners, Designers and Developers to deliver great work
  • High energy, a positive attitude, and the motivation to learn and teach

 

Please include a link to your portfolio along with your resume if you'd like to be considered fully for this position.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • EpiServerCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • Real MagnetEmail

Location

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’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I can come to work and be myself, surrounded by a Scrum Team that supports each other and laughs at each other's jokes. All the while, is able to get it done!

Marissa Mare

Scrum Master

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

Senior UI/UX Designer

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's something quirky about your company?

Everyone shares a love for karaoke. After every company event, we always find ourselves headed to the nearest karaoke bar.

Rene Reiter

Marketing Manager

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

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 Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Child Care 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
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 15 days paid vacation per year, and after 2 years that goes up to 20 days per year
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
Adage offers unlimited sick time- take it as you need it
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
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
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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