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Experience Consulting - Senior Visual Designer - Manager

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_193098WD-int

We make beautiful things that work for people

PwC Experience Consulting is currently looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join our Experience Design team based in our London studio.

As part of the growing design team you'll be working on products and services for some of the world's biggest brands. You'll be involved from strategy and planning through to design and execution, becoming an ever-present advocate for the value and impact of design. You'll help the team to make informed design decisions, placing the needs of the user and the business at the centre of every piece of work.

We're looking for someone who is passionate about design and loves to innovate, create, and build meaningful brand-led, human centered experiences.

About the role

The Visual Design role combines design for interaction (UI/UX, design systems and digital products) and design for communication (brand, print, and visual storytelling). We are looking for someone who can balance functional clarity and emotional impact across a range of brand led multidisciplinary projects.

As a Senior Visual Designer, you are expected to represent depth in the craft of visual design: as an individual contributor, as a mentor and guide for more junior colleagues, and as an advocate to the wider PwC community. You will often be the backbone of your projects from beginning to end. You will help plan, prioritise, and deliver visual design activities within engagements. You will lead client conversations within your specialism, providing articulate recommendations and helping guide client choices. You will have opportunities to lead teams on projects and contribute to business development through proposal-writing and pitches.

We will rely on you to:

Be a master of your craft, enabling the team to deliver on challenges that are new to them and pushing the boundaries of what can be delivered

Set the bar for the quality of the work produced by the Design team

Coach other designers to advance their careers, develop their skills and broaden their contribution to PwC and the wider design community

Set the strategic agenda of the Design team with the Head of Design

Drive PwC strategic vision within Design by shaping the team's goals and how we deliver on them

Autonomously run the Design team's contribution to pitches and proposals

Establish innovative ways of creating ideas, bringing them to life and presenting them

Understand the needs of the live projects, matching them with the right Design team skills and team member

Look at the bigger picture to give client and customer context for design decisions

Use past experience and client knowledge to spot and resolve problems and blockers

Take on challenging conversations and situations to ensure the best possible solution within the context of a project

Are industry-leading in your craft and can use this to attract and retain talent

Support the team to represent PwC through their participation in talks, events and conferences.

On a typical project you will:

Craft user interfaces for digital consumer and enterprise products and platforms

Design brand identities and brand collateral

Create scalable design language systems for typography, colour, components, and layouts

Quickly formulate creative ideas based on insights and intuition

Prototype ideas quickly (i.e., make the simplest artefact possible to test a hypothesis or assumption)

Work closely with the UX team to design experiences across devices, and touch-points

Participate in multi-disciplinary co-creation workshops at different points throughout the product- and service-design process

Create expressions for mood, tone, look/feel to help clients position their product, brand, or service

Evolve brand expression; by building on either existing direction, or creating one from scratch

Harmonise needs of the user (accessibility, usability, navigation, key features) with more emotional values of design to create unique and distinguished brand experiences

Frame a vision for art direction, photography, and illustration to reinforce product/service vision

Continually create digital products and concepts that push the bar for quality and excellence in each field/industry

We want you to have:

6+ years of professional visual design experience (although you might have had a different job title, like "UI Designer" or "Digital Designer")

Highly developed design skills, demonstrated in your portfolio of recent work

Previous experience within an agency, client-side or consultancy working in a collaborative environment

Experience helping UK and/or Global brands design and deliver digital products and services.

An energetic and passionate design approach sweating the details - working across devices, touch-points and technologies

Confident presentation and storytelling abilities

Experience collaborating in multifunctional teams as the visual design lead

Proficiency with contemporary design and prototyping tools and methods

Affinity with PwC values, and a passion for creating products that meet users functional and emotional needs

Business level ability in English

It would be a great if you had:

A university degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or a related design or artistic discipline

Experience working in a variety of organisations (start-up, corporate, agency/consultancy)

Academic, professional, or life experience from outside the design field that enriches your perspective as a designer
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