END. is looking for a passionate and experienced Lead Digital Designer to join our rapidly growing in-house Technology Department; a talented group of Designers and Developers working hard to create best-in-class digital experiences for our customers across the globe.
After opening our doors in 2005, END. quickly established itself as a leader in luxury and contemporary menswear. Now with over 95% of our interactions taking place through digital channels, technology is at the forefront of everything we do.
Our Digital Design Team is core to this and is responsible for creating the simple-yet-beautiful interfaces synonymous with our brand. Their focus is on producing clean, user-centred designs that celebrate our extensive catalogue of high-end fashion while offering the best possible consumer experience.
We are looking for a highly driven and creative individual to head up this team, which currently consists of four designers. This is a highly influential position that requires a thorough understanding of the market we operate in, as well as prior experience leading and scaling a design function within a technical team.
An existing affinity for the END. brand is also a must, as the successful candidate will be spearheading a redesign of our site and acting as an advocate for design across the business — working with our marketing and studio teams to ensure our brand is consistent across everything we produce.
This role is suited to someone who can strike a balance of practical UX/UI knowledge, creative vision and the people management and organisational skills required to lead a team. If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk — please share a link to your portfolio within your application.
Provide confident design direction across all of our digital products from conception through to delivery
Be an advocate for our brand by producing and championing clear brand guidelines and style guides
Help develop our UX capability within the design team, and be an advocate for data led decision making
Work closely with our product team to understand the roadmap and produce design requirements
Liaise with the other tech team leads to ensure design and technology are working in collaboration
Effectively manage stakeholders across the business
Ensure the design team is able to work efficiently, making good use of their time and producing outstanding work
Recruit new designers and ensure processes are scalable as the team grows
Know when to step in and support your team by doing hands-on design work
Maintain a positive, can-do attitude even when things get tough
Inspire and support the designers in your team
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum 5 years experience in a design role, two of which much have been in a Lead/Senior position
Highly creative with an expert knowledge of UI and UX best practices across web, mobile, iOS & Android
Practical understanding of Sketch / InVision / Principle / Creative Cloud (PS, AI, ID, AE)
Proven experience in the retail / fashion industry and an up to date knowledge of current industry trends and developments
An existing affinity for END. and the brands we sell
Great taste and a passion for bold, minimalist design
Confident and engaging presentation skills
Excellent verbal and written skills
Unparalleled attention to detail
WHAT WE OFFER
Relaxed open plan office in Old Street, Central London
Unlimited pats with our office dog, Insta-famous @iamfrankiethepomsky
Personal training budget
Regular team outings & Friday drinks
Generous staff discount
High spec hardware (Macbook Pro and high-resolution monitor)
33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Company pension scheme
Free eye tests
Cycle to work scheme