Ascential, Product Designer, London

Ascential Technology
Job function:
Job type:
Perm Full Time
London, UK
Competitive Salary
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Close date:
18 July 2018
Role Overview

Ascential Makers is a product team within Ascential that works across the business, creating meaningful and thoughtful digital products that make a lasting impact.

We’re looking for an experienced and well versed product designer to own the design and lead projects for mobile and web platforms. You will be working in a rapidly growing team of product designers, developers and product managers, and involved in the end to end product design and development process from research, product strategy, brand, UX, UI to implementation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches. You set the vision for the user experience and create the space for others to collaborate.
  • Work with cross functional teams in a highly agile and lean environment. You’ll collaborate with product designers, developers and product managers to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges.
  •  Be autonomous. You’ll take full ownership of your work, and you take responsibility for every design decision you make.
  • Advocate a user-centric approach and involve users throughout the design and development process to validate design assumptions.
  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
  • Perform usability sessions with key stakeholders and customers to get necessary feedback
  • Facilitate workshops with clients and the teams and guide them through the design and decision making process.
  • Conduct research to gather insights and work with the strategy team and the business to help define product vision.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications
  • A degree in design or similar qualification
  • 4+ years of experience as a product designer with a core skillset in UX / interaction design or visual design and demonstrable proficiency owning the design process from early stage ideation through high fidelity design to product ship
  • Fluency in UX, visual and interaction design best practices along with a strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
  • Quality obsession for your craft and keen eye for detail.
  • A compelling online portfolio demonstrating product design expertise
  • Strong communication and presentation skills that allow you to communicate and defend complex design ideas clearly and persuasively, and help the team and the business to align with the product vision.
  • Strong analysis skills to translate user requirements into prototypes and patterns
  • Expertise in UI/UX prototyping tools
About Ascential

Ascential is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. 

Our focused portfolio of premium brands includes the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink. 

Ascential's Beliefs
  • FOCUS - we ruthlessly prioritise and always keep things simple
  • ALL IN - once we commit we deliver, with a clear focus on outcome
  • TRUSTWORTHINESS, TRANSPARENCY & OPENNESS - transparency inspires trust …and empowers
  • BE CREATIVE – we are smart, pro-active innovators
  • FACTS- we always use data & insight to inform our work
  • EMPATHY – we can be relied upon for fairness and consideration
  • NO SILOS - one team, one face, one reputation