We are looking for an Associate Experience Director (AXD) to join our growing Design Team. AXD’s own and oversee mid-to large sized accounts, ensuring our design team cultivates world-class customer experiences. We’re looking for an empathetic, human-centered leader who inspires teams, and fosters collaboration.

Vectorform is a digital transformation and innovation company. We invent digital products and experiences for the world’s leading brands. We have the expertise to help our clients identify, define, and execute a digital strategy for your most critical initiatives to meet the demands of evolving business and customer needs. Check out our past projects here.

In this role, you will lead and oversee some of our most complex and innovative digital projects, creating products and experiences used by the masses. You’ll lead a team of designers on various initiatives across product, digital and physical design, always with the mission of encouraging, and spreading design expertise. You’ll take charge of a project from sale, conception to execution. This means leading with:

A blend of:

  • Knowledge in human-centered design strategy, including leadership over the entire design process
  • A strong pedigree in digital products and demonstrated expertise in digital experiences
  • Creative storytelling and pushing past the obvious
  • Excellence in design leadership
  • Passion for conceiving experiences in the abstract and then driving that vision into solid design deliverables
  • Dynamic creativity, willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact

To help:

  • Organizations define the future of their business and solve complex problems to build beyond an idea
  • Deliver evocative, memorable, and impactful products /experiences
  • Established and new companies reinvent products in the age of technology disruption
  • Brands develop more intimate and valuable relationships with their customers

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Build and communicate value around creative deliverables with both stakeholders and internal teams
  • Utilize solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Facilitate collaborative working sessions with clients to strategically drive valuable product solutions
  • Drive competitive and landscape analyses; identify key technology, consumer, and business trends to inform product and growth strategy
  • Articulate and visualize inspiring design directions that guide teams with clarity
  • Lead the creation of visually compelling presentations for solutions and deliverables
  • Lead project teams in three core disciplines: Product Strategy and Research, IA/UX / Visual and Communication Design, UX and UI / Experience Design
  • Evaluate and raise the level of creative output of senior creatives, junior creatives, and team members.
  • Mentor and manage creative staff and engage in helping talent to grow our creative capability
  • Identify the tools, templates and techniques that evolve existing approaches to optimize production and encourage creative growth.
  • Use user centered design best practices and problem-solving skills to work in a fast paced, collaborative, and interactive programming environment
  • Work with Design Leadership to elevate Design Team culture and growth
  • Support the growth of the Vectorform Brand, elevating how we are positioned externally

Job requirements

  • 10 or more years of design experience, at least 3 years in a leadership role, agency experience preferred
  • A strong design background, including leadership over the entire design process and a passion for current design trends coupled with a deep understanding of user experience
  • An online portfolio or samples of work on resume, demonstrating experience creating great end-to-end, user-centered design solutions and patterns, across a variety of devices and industries
  • Strong ability to create solutions that are emotionally captivating, and deliver business/strategic goals
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree in design, or relevant professional experience within the design field
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to present to and influence others
  • Experience leading design projects in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficient in design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with Motion Graphics teams to create video, animation, and/or real-time 3D products/experiences is a bonus

Innovation thrives when it’s informed by diverse perspectives and people.

Vectorform is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life, & Disability Insurance
  • HSA and FSA options
  • 401k with company match
  • Maternity and paternity time off
  • Free financial assistance with advisors
  • Remote work
  • Flexible work schedule options
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Paid vacation time, holidays, and unlimited sick time

Our Invention Manifesto

At Vectorform, invention isn’t just an opportunity; It’s a responsibility to express our ideas and be the fuel that drives the human condition forward. Whether we’re inventing new digital solutions, transforming organizations, or forging new firms, we are obsessive about improving the world and how people experience it.

Skills

User Interface Design
User Experience Design (UX)
Digital Media Strategy
Empathy
Complex Problem Solving
Digital Transformation
Communication Design
Creativity
Design Leadership
Design Strategies
Interactive Programming
User-Centered Design
User Experience
Verbal Communication Skills