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UX Design Lead

Remote, Chicago or Seattle

Contract to full time placement at client

About the Role

We help our billion-dollar client explore, design, build and refine amazing products for their passionate customers. We offer a unique try-before-you-buy opportunity to start contract and then join our client full time. You get a chance to work with the team, ramp up on their business and customers and they get a chance to get to know you and see the impact you can have. We believe innovation happens when we focus on the customer first and make experiences simple. We’re looking for an experienced, thoughtful, and creative design leader to help us unlock the future of our customer experiences. As a Design Lead, you will inspire a team of creatives to deliver compelling art and designs (2D + 3D) that will enable our product and engineering team to do their best work.


  • Lead a team of artists and designers to build simple, compelling experiences

  • Mentor and grow creatives of varying career stages

  • Responsible for delivering creative solutions on schedule, at quality

  • Lead strategic and creative initiatives

  • Collaborate with product and engineering leaders to influence strategy and roadmap

  • Effectively manage a diverse and distributed team of full-time and contract creatives

  • Provide creative guidance and best practices for team

  • Design compelling customer experiences as an individual contributor

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required: (please ensure you meet the listed requirements prior to applying)

  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Design or equivalent professional experience

  • 5+ years of people management experience – building/leading diverse, inclusive, and high-functioning teams of varying career stages

  • 5+ years shipping consumer mobile, desktop, console and/or web consumer experiences


  • Ability to concept, design & refine into a feasible customer experience

  • Experience making complex problems into simple customer solutions

  • Experience coaching early in career creatives

  • Experience leading creative work and overseeing creative teams and/or agencies

  • Experience presenting design explorations to all levels of an organization (individual contributors to execs)

  • Experience partnering well with Product Managers, Program Managers, or similar role

  • Ability to build consensus within a cross-functional team

  • Ability to give actionable UX feedback on product implementation

  • Experience designing video games or casino style games

  • Experience communicating product requirements verbally and through written documentation

  • Create prototypes to help pitch new concepts

  • Willing to travel and participate in training and meetings as needed

Please include resume and portfolio as appropriate

About the Company

Jackalope Productions is committed to our contribution to a better technology industry through diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and facilitator between our clients and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and contracts without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental responsibilities or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or hiring process, please contact us.

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