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Full-time Lead Designer

at Sylvia Ng in Toronto

The 500px team is looking for an exceptionally talented, hands-on, Sr. Designer/ Lead Designer. We’re looking for someone who is adept at combining beautiful design with thoughtful product decisions. As a growth stage company, we are looking for someone who is comfortable moving fast and performing in a multi-disciplinary setting.

A successful candidate will:

Be Flexible:
- Work well in a fast-paced agile environment.
- Collaborate with engineering and product teams to balance trade-offs between function and polish.
- Be both the career coach and technical mentor to the design team.
- Are comfortable making decisions with your gut as well as data, and love diving into uncharted interaction territories

Take Responsibility/Have Meaningful Ownership:
- Own the user experience and brand design assets.
- Confidently articulate how the design solution answers user needs, business goals, technical constraints, and other project facets.

Have a Creative Vision:
- Align internal teams on overall product design vision.
- Explain your design decisions and give meaningful feedback to other designers.
- Work with brand team to ensure 500px brand assets successfully represent brand vision.

Be a Leader & Mentor:
- Mentor, support and directly manage a team of 2 designers.
- Roll up your sleeves and get your hands (quite) dirty with design. While this is a senior role, it is also deep in actual day to day design work.
- Put design culture first, and work to promote it throughout the org.

Be Close to the Customer and Product:
- Understand 500px’s target market extremely well.
- Be a 500px power user and dog-fooder.
- Drive user research at 500px; recommend tools and participate in focus groups and photo-walks.

Ideal candidates will have:
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- 8-10 years of professional experience with interaction and visual design for web and mobile app
interfaces (ideally in startup environment).
- Strong UI/UX portfolio of pertinent work is required. Please provide a link to your portfolio.
- Experience managing a design team.
- Passionate about creating beautiful user-centric experiences.
- Experience with conceptual design and rapid prototyping.
- Empathy: for your users and teammates
- Grit: when the need arises you are willing to work through messy details with your team to achieve success; you persevere when others fall away
- A bias towards action: the ability to cut through any issue, identify the salient points, and rally a team around addressing them
- Self-driven: you have an owner’s mentality in the way you constantly seek out ways to help the company and the product improve
- High standards: for yourself, your work, and your colleagues
- Exceptional communication skills
- A love of photography

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Published on 31-08-2017