Designer (Interaction)

Leeds, England, United Kingdom · dxw digital expand job description ↓

Description

dxw is helping public sector teams to make good technology decisions and build better services.

We're looking for permanent, full-time designers to join our team at dxw, building software and services for the public sector, based on user needs.

The role

Designers at dxw have a generalist attitude, borrowing from visual, interaction, and product design. Our challenge is to take these skills and, working alongside our user researchers, developers and clients, make digital public services better for everybody.

We work in an agile way, and aim to inspire our clients with our practices. We work with clients in a ‘one team’ manner, and at times co-locate at their offices to design and build products and services even more closely.

We believe designers should understand their medium; software designers should understand how software is developed. We choose the right tools to solve a given problem at any phase of a project, including HTML/CSS/JS, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Google GSuite, Sharpies, Post-its, whiteboards, and words. If you use other tools you think will improve our processes, we’re all ears.

Our user interfaces sit on top of backend code written in Ruby and PHP. You don’t need to be able to build a web application from scratch, but you do need to be comfortable building interfaces using web frontend technologies, and using Git and GitHub to make your designs part of the code base.

In addition to client work, designers are responsible for maintaining the dxw brand, and ensuring our sales and marketing teams have the best promotional materials at their disposal.

You:

To be a designer at dxw digital, you should:

  • be proficient with some of the technologies we use and are happy to learn about the others
  • be happy to present work and describe process to colleagues and clients
  • seek understanding of users’ needs and put them first
  • use evidence and experience to make decisions
  • be aware of accessibility issues, and how to address them
  • be able to choose the right fidelity (paper, visual design tools, code) when it comes to problem solving and prototyping
  • involve the wider project team in design activities
  • give and receive design critique and code reviews
  • be able to challenge ideas in a constructive and supportive manner

Salary & terms

From £40,000–£55,000, depending on experience and location.

This role will be based at either our London or Leeds offices, but some travel to the other office and client sites will be expected.

Details of our Benefits & Perks can be found at the bottom of the dxw Jobs page.
Our public sector work means that appointments will be made subject to a background check.

Apply online with your cv and a short cover letter on why you’re interested in the role and dxw at http://dxw.workable.com/.

For more information about dxw, visit www.dxw.com or our Playbook where we document the ways we work, our values and our commitments to sustainable pace and openness.

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