Job Post

Design Director


We’re looking for a passionate, energetic, solution-oriented Design Director who’s a creative problem solver and genuinely cares about helping people. You’re the ideal candidate if you’re a great visual designer, a team player, have a strong sense of professional integrity and accountability, and aren’t afraid to experiment. This is a fully remote role and reports to the Head of Client Operations, who will take an active role in your personal and professional growth.

Who We're Looking For

  • 6+ years as a UX, interaction, interface, or product designer or similar role
  • 3+ years leading a team to translate user data into design solutions and quickly refine them
  • Managed at least one direct report
  • Fluency in best practices for interaction design, design thinking, content strategy, information architecture, and design systems
  • Understanding of user research methodologies and user data analysis
  • Expert knowledge of design and prototyping tools (E.g., Figma, Adobe XD, Invision)
  • Awareness of web and mobile technology (E.g., JavaScript, HTML/CSS)
  • A leader who can inspire teammates into action with a clear understanding of success
  • Fiercely creative with an eye for what’s great and a pulse on what’s to come
  • Proven ability to solve complex UX problems and the product strategy skills to deliver best-in-class visual design solutions
  • A practiced listener who connects the dots strategically and thinks outside the box to arrive at new or customized approaches to our client's deliverables
  • Ability to uncover and utilize business truths and user behaviors that help define a great product
  • Able to lead the overall vision for the work, propose it, and follow through with a critical eye for necessary pivots
  • Deep understanding of the limitations of developing for software platforms
  • Degree in Interaction Design, Psychology, or HCI or demonstrated proficiency and experience in UX

Your Areas of Expertise

  • Accessibility Standards (WCAG)
  • Brand Strategy
  • Digital Design Delivery
  • Creative Direction
  • Experience Design
  • Figma
  • Human-Centered Design
  • User Research

What Sets You Apart

  • Strong Visual Design Skills
  • Experience managing customers or client relationships
  • Experience with creative branding
  • Positive attitude
  • Initiative to learn and grow
  • Belief that great work is a byproduct of great relationships
  • Enjoys collaborating with teams that appreciate individual strengths

About Variate

We started Variate in 2009 with one mission: To influence and inspire companies to build stronger relationships with their customers by elevating their existing talent, products, and process. Since then, we’ve helped companies around the world transform their organizations and create impactful digital experiences for their 900 million+ hospitality, travel, retail, government, and banking customers.

What We Value

  • Relationships over deliverables
  • Strength from teamwork
  • Take initiative
  • Be generous
  • Initiative to learn and grow

Equal Opportunities

Variate, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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