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Lead UI Designer

Job Description

<p><strong><u>Lead UI Designer | Permanent | London</u></strong></p> <p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead UI Designer to join our digital team where you will be responsible for taking ownership of the design of our digital platforms; delivering clean and simple user experiences that help solve complex problems for our customers. Would you like to work for the UK's leading hospitality business? Are you an experienced Lead or Senior UI designer? Have you delivered visually rich experiences across Web and Mobile? If yes, then we'd love for you to apply!</p> <p><strong>About Whitbread:</strong></p> <p>What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. In Premier Inn, we have the UK's favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub.</p> <p>We remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. Throughout this crisis we a proud to have supported our nations Key Workers by providing accommodation throughout the pandemic. </p> <p><strong>What you'll be doing:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lead and create products and interfaces that are compelling and easy to use.</li><li>You will help to define the product vision. Collaborating with Product Owners, UX Designers, Copywriters, Researchers and Developers to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges.</li><li>Establish a solid UI practice and be accountable for the UI output.</li><li>Manage our Design Language (Moon Phase), and be responsible for its development, implementation.</li><li>Develop creative ways to quickly validate new ideas whist Seeking/Spotting opportunities within the team to improve design process.</li><li>Be responsible for delivering consistent experience across Whitbread while evolving our experience to meet ever changing business needs.</li><li>Obsessed with the finer details. Striving to deliver pixel perfect designs, that deliver.</li><li>Design sprints - supporting your team with planning, delivery and reflection (retros)</li><li>Ensure all design work meets WCAG AA accessibility standards.</li><li>Monitor ongoing competitor activity to ensure that the business is ahead of market, forward thinking and delivering against consumer needs and expectations.</li></ul> <p><strong>What you'll need:</strong></p> <ul> <li>You will have a genuine appetite for complex information, experience in research, technical implementation and an energetic drive for design and visual communication.</li><li>Considerable experience as designer where you have established and developed design teams.</li><li>Proficient with the latest tools and software such as Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Creative Suite.</li><li>Excellent technical skills with UI/UX Design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript</li><li>Expert-level knowledge in the fields of UI design, visual design, brand and designs systems</li><li>Experience working with multifunctional teams to delivery complex design solutions across multiple platforms.</li></ul><img src="" width="0" height="0" /&gt