Staff Visual Designer | Wrike | Remote (Europe)

Staff Visual Designer | Wrike | Remote (Europe)

Remote Europe
Application ends: October 2, 2024
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Job Description

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In this role, you’ll be a key leader in the product design team, responsible for all aspects of visual and motion design, and forming a strong partnership with our Creative Design team in the marketing organization. You will help us evolve the product design language of Wrike, express Wrike’s identity in-product, and create a strong emotional connection between Wrike and our existing and prospective customers. You will lead across functions to ensure teams correctly apply the product’s design language while delivering on customer outcomes. The product’s look and feel will contribute significantly to Wrike’s image as a modern enterprise application with a best-in-class customer experience. The role requires outstanding graphic and motion design skills, systems thinking and the ability to collaborate with different product teams.

More about Your team

Wrike product design team consists of 16 full-stack product designers, 3 UX researchers (including a Manager), 3 UX writers (including a Manager), a Design Technologist, a Design System Architect, a UX Architect, 2 Managers and a Head of Product Design. The team is distributed among different locations in Europe with 2 main hubs located in Prague and Cyprus. All these professionals are inspired by each other, the broader organization and by our customers. You will be reporting to the Design System Architect — Beau Roberts — and work very closely with the Head of Product Design and other leaders.

How You’ll make an impact

  • Take Wrike’s product look and feel to the next level by developing a modern and attractive visual design language that reflects the company’s brand identity, imbues our apps with a sense of clarity and ease-of-use, and elicits a strong emotional connection with our current and prospective customers..
  • Maintain our Figma UI Kit libraries and design language documentation.
  • Partner with the UI Kit team to identify and execute on the most impactful opportunities to deliver an exceptional user experience through our design system.
  • Work closely with Wrike’s Creative Design team in the Marketing organization to ensure we stay aligned with the current and future direction of the Wrike brand.
  • Provide feedback on the work of product designers to ensure that the design language is applied correctly and consistently across the entire Wrike experience.
  • Research user interface trends and the potential impact of new technologies on the user experience.
  • Stay up to date with design directions and innovations in competing products.
  • Actively design and build products by working closely with other designers, product managers, and engineers.
  • Construct compelling artifacts that communicate research and strategic directions (mood boards, graphic and motion studies) and apply Wrike’s design language to functional areas of our product, UI components, and design system elements.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of customer experience tools and processes, and scalable product design standards.
  • Collaborate with development teams and business leaders to drive successful implementation of phenomenal experiences in our software and services.
  • Participate in design-thinking exercises to break through organizational silos and collaboratively seek sophisticated design challenges.
  • Provide occasional guidance and training to other employees within your specialist area.

How we work

All teams use Wrike to structure and execute work, and our main design tool is Figma. We like to generate and test hypotheses via UX research and analytics and we strive to excel at both discovery and delivery using human-centered design. We work in cross-functional teams and we use OKRS to define the metrics of success.

You will achieve your best if you have

  • Significant professional user interface design experience.
  • Experience in creative direction for digital products.
  • A portfolio demonstrating an expert grasp of design fundamentals (e.g. color, depth, layout, typography, iconography, illustrations, etc.) applied to digital products, and an ability to connect visual design to specific brand attributes and business goals.
  • Experience creating and maintaining design systems.
  • Figma experience.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to present designs to a wide range of audiences, including designers, engineers and executive leadership.
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to support multiple small, tactical consulting projects, while simultaneously maintaining momentum through long-running strategic initiatives.
  • An ability to proactively seek feedback and collaboration to generate a divergent set of potential directions and narrow in on the most promising.
  • Advanced English language skills: written and spoken.

You will stand out with

  • Experience designing products that manage large volumes of data and a high degree of complexity.
  • Experience designing accessible products (a11y).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the capability to distill complex ideas to their essence.
  • Experience with agile software design methods.
  • Capability to influence parties within and outside of the job function at an operational level regarding policies, procedures, and practices.
  • 2D motion design experience using Adobe After Effects or similar.
  • 3D design experience.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Perks of working with Wrike● 28 calendar days of paid vacation
● Sick leave compensation
● Life insurance plan
● Health insurance plan
● Fitness plan (800 EUR/year)
● Parental leave
● 2 volunteer days
● Full-remote & On-demand access to Co-working space
● Utility allowance (30 EUR/month, subject to taxation)

What’s next?

  • Interview with a Recruiter
  • Submit 2-3 case studies of your work  for the team review together with your visual design portfolio
  • Tech Interview with Product Design team leaders
  • Cultural interview – we’ll tell you more about Wrike culture and discuss your soft skills

Your recruitment buddy will be Alexandra Vorobyova, Lead Recruiter.