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Senior UI Designer

Job Title: Senior UI Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 650104
Job Published: August 01, 2019 15:06

Job Description

Senior UI Designer

Senior UI Designer | Holborn | Permanent


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior UI Designer within our Digital team based in London.

We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 750 hotels and over 70,000 rooms across the UK, Germany and the Middle East. We are also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. 

We have exciting plans to deliver our strategy that innovates and grows our core UK and international business, always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do. 


What you will be doing

Hands-on Senior UI Designer working on our main products, owning your work stream, working and building towards our design system and pattern libraries.
You will report into the Lead UI Designer, and work very closely with UX Designers, Product Owners, Developers and other key teams.
You will be comfortable working to a design system to ensure we make the most of the design tools, components and assets available, while creating new user-centred design solutions. 
Act as brand guardian, actively driving consistency and accessibility standards across all of our digital touchpoints.
You have a great eye for detail and are able to communicate clearly and translate ideas to stakeholders and team members alike. Importantly, you are skilled with a range of visual outputs from sketches to polished designs and interaction and motion/animation. 
You will be confident working within a cross-functional team and will demonstrate experience of both designing and delivering digital products within a delivery team, at pace, using Lean, Agile and design methodologies. 

Why we’d love you to apply. You bring:

Digital ecommerce experience, preferably with a portion of that in-house
Fully knowledgeable in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision Studio
A strong understanding of grid systems and layouts.
Experience in building or using modular design systems and component libraries a plus
At least 3-4 years of experience in a professional UI / web application design role
An outstanding portfolio with UI and interaction design works, mobile and desktop apps.
Good understanding of UX - being able to have an opinion and question wireframes
Enjoys working as part of a team, you naturally connect with colleagues
Ability to present work collaboratively as well as explaining rationales behind the design
Familiar with Zeplin, Slack, Jira, Confluence

Nice to haves

Experience mentoring others
Experience in user research and focus testing
An understanding of HTML and CSS
Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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01 Aug 2019

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