Design Manager

Job description

This is an ideal leadership role for a talented design leader with a passion for creative problem-solving and a desire to lead fast-paced and dynamic design engagements. AgencyAnalytics is looking for an organized and detail-oriented individual to lead their design team of in-house UI/UX designers, graphic designers, and freelance designers across product and marketing departments. You will be in charge of the entire design team!

This design innovator will be focused on delivering high-quality design solutions that are both data-driven and user-centric. The ideal candidate is a naturally engaging storyteller who enjoys collaborating with cross-disciplinary SaaS teams to further user experience best practices at every opportunity.

  • Leads design teams to produce meticulous, beautiful experiences that take into account business and user objectives, brand guidelines, and channel specifications or requirements (SaaS applications, websites, mobile applications, email, video etc.)

  • Owns the design system and can hold engineers accountable to its implementation

  • Prototype complex interactions with high standards of usability in mind

  • Provides creative leadership on issues relevant to technical graphic design. Works with product managers and others as necessary to gain a further understanding of technical issues.

  • Contribute to the establishment of experience design standards, deliverables, and methodologies within the organization

  • Hire and mentor junior staff to create branded deliverables, improve design skills, and unlock professional growth

  • Serves as a resident expert on digital tools and is skilled in developing digital design concepts. Is well-versed with web technology, usability, and core development tools; understands web design constraints, including a strong understanding of designing analytics dashboards

  • Own brand standards and adherence to those standards

  • Drive the visual identity and visual communication strategy

Job requirements

  • Minimum 7 years of diverse product, marketing, and project management experience
  • Minimum 5 years in a busy agency or production environment in fields such as analytics, marketing, SaaS, or with demonstrable related experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading multiple projects while sharing work with other product designers and collaborating with cross-functional leadership

  • Product and design decisions that are driven by a deep concern for the customer and a passion for human-centered design

  • Capable of capturing insights from user interviews, interaction, and observation

  • A strong portfolio linking design decisions to successful outcomes in a product

  • Experience guiding UX and other design teams through the creation and application of UX strategies

  • Deep knowledge of translating concepts into wireframes, mockups, and prototypes

  • Ability to turn user research into representative personas, user stories, user journeys, storyboards, and other design-thinking representations

  • In-depth knowledge/proficiency with Figma

  • Impeccable understanding of typography, layout, color, and all other elements of design

  • Experience designing around data sets and reusable components/patterns

  • Understanding of mobile, responsive design, accessibility, and Agile methodologies

  • B.S./B.A./B.F.A. in graphic design, digital design, visual communication, or other design-related fields or relevant experience

Job Benefits

  • Profit-sharing, distributed quarterly
  • Frequent promotions
  • 4 weeks vacation and paid sick days
  • Happy Hour once a month
  • Extended health benefits
  • Continued education allowance
  • Annual fitness allowance
  • Work from anywhere in the world
  • Join a profitable, product-focused, & customer-oriented company

About AgencyAnalytics

AgencyAnalytics is a reporting platform that helps digital agencies automate their client reporting.

Based in Toronto, we have been in business since 2010, are 100% employee-owned, and are growing fast. AgencyAnalytics is currently one of the few high-growth companies selected to participate in the Lazaridis ScaleUp program.

On top of being obsessed with building the best product possible and helping our customers succeed, we also pride ourselves on our company culture. From weekly happy hours, employee of the month awards, profit sharing, fitness allowances, and continued learning...we’re always looking for ways to take care of our team.

For anyone looking to continue building their career in SaaS, this is an opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to building a company you’ll want to stay at for years to come.

AgencyAnalytics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment among our team.