Senior UI/UX Designer

Somar Digital is no ordinary agency!

Established 16 years ago, Somar Digital is a proven and trusted supplier agency for Not for Profits, Government Agencies, Crown entities and the Private Sector.

And we continue to grow!

We have extensive experience and a huge passion for working with and for organisations that genuinely want to add value, support and help New Zealand communities. Clients such as Cancer Society NZ, Citizens Advice Bureau, Plunket NZ, Women’s Refuge, Save the Children and Metlink all choose to work with us because of our high care factor.

These are all high profile, high stake clients, where they rely on Somar Digital's unparalleled service to consistently deliver, maintain and support their website assets, providing seamless customer and digital experiences and best practice accessibility standards which are built around a mobile first approach.

As such, we are looking for a very special person to join our team as a senior designer.

What’s the role about?

We are on the hunt for confident, experienced Senior UX/UI Designer to join our design team. You’ll be working on a range of exciting projects with clients who are doing good in our community.

As one of our UX/UI Designers you will be responsible for creating engaging experiences for digital products, following best practices and accessibility guidelines, and bringing the wider project teams along the journey.

About you

  • First and foremost, you’re a good person and want to see your work make a real impact
  • Be a creative problem solver, unafraid to challenge the status quo, dive deep, and ask why?
  • Be energetic and able to contribute to and promote ongoing enhancements to our Design Practice
  • Maintain the right balance between being pragmatic and visionary during design implementation
  • Have an interest in continuous learning across design and adjacent skills
  • Have a comprehensive portfolio that shows a high level of design thinking and a strong visual background
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build lasting relationships with clients and partners
  • Bonus: Have a passion for and background in UX research

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years experience managing/leading your own projects
  • Experience in developing early stage solutions to complex problems with other designers and the wider team
  • Experience in hosting workshops with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in managing multiple projects at a time
  • Confidently communicate your rationale behind creative decisions to team members and project stakeholders
  • Extensive design experience working on websites, mobile apps, and other digital products in a sprint-based agile environment

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with cross functional teams to lead the UX/UI Design of beautiful web and other digital projects
  • Work collaboratively within our design and project teams to understand the impact of our work, push our creativity and delight clients and their customers
  • Communicate with clients to understand the problem and their business goals and objectives; gathering, analysing, and documenting detailed design and business requirements
  • Championing and implementing recommendations based on best practice and accessibility guidelines
  • Delivering intuitive and user-centric solutions
  • Producing user flows, wireframes, mockups, and working prototypes
  • Ideating, planning, and implementing designs that solve the problem
  • Preparing and presenting findings and solutions to internal teams and key stakeholders for review and feedback

What's in it for you to come work with us here at Somar Digital?!

  • You get to work with and for awesome clients who make massive meaningful improvements to our lives here in NZ. For example the re-launched Cancer Society website now supports sufferers through their cancer journey way more effectively than previously, ensuring key information is easy to access and find. It's a great feeling our team helped make that happen!
  • You get to work with a team of passionate people who genuinely care about delivering great outcomes for our clients and making a real difference
  • We've invested in a fabulous office that is decked out with our people's needs in mind
  • We are all looked after with amazing employee benefits including:
  • 5% employer superannuation contribution
  • 5 weeks leave after 2 years of service
  • $750 annual Rewards and Benefits subsidy
  • Weekly team food
  • Staff monthly lunch
  • Staff Friday food & drinks from 4pm
  • Annual staff training allowance
  • You'll have fun. Somar Digital is not a stuffy, pretentious agency. We provide a relaxed environment where people can feel safe to be themselves and not be judged for it. We are a diverse bunch of peeps from all walks of life and are proud of it.

If Somar Digital sounds like a place you would like to explore working for, then we would LOVE to hear from you.


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