Contract: 1 Year full time contract.
Location: Remote (CET Timezone)
Salary: 50-60,000



MATES Inc. is a boutique digital agency that specialises in outdoor and consumer sports campaigns. We are currently looking for a Lead Visual Designer for a new project with a leading online sports brands Design System Team. 

Our client develops professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive. With experience from the world’s harshest environments, they have developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, contributing to their position as a leader in technical sailing, performance ski apparel, and premium workwear categories. 

About the client:

Our client develops professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive. With experience from the world’s harshest environments, they have developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, contributing to their position as a leader in technical sailing, performance ski apparel, and premium workwear categories. 

About the role:

You will work with the Design System product team to shape the brands’ ecommerce and email Design System. Upon starting, you will migrate the current XD Design System to Figma and help update all existing documentation in Zero Height. Once this transition is complete, you will work in tandem with our lead UX Designer to create and maintain all the component designs – helping lead the direction of the brand in process.

As the lead visual designer, it will be your responsibility to help advocate for the design system internally and with third parties, ensuring that they understand how and why to use it and that final designs implement them correctly.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a mid/senior level designer with plenty of experience looking to make the move to a Lead. You will have the opportunity to make actionable change with a leading high-street retailer without having to manage direct reports, rather collaborate strongly with a core internal team of experts and some of the best agencies in the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Migrating XD Design System to Figma
  • Working with a diverse group of stakeholders, such as product, brand, UX, content , development and project teams to understand the requirements
  • Delivering consistent designs that help evolve the brand whilst still maintaining its heritage
  • Documenting each design with simple instructions on when and how to use for both front end content teams and developers implementing design
  • Be the owner of the brand’s digital aesthetic and help educate other designers/agencies on the correct usage
  • Collaborate with Social team to ensure the Social/Advertising Design System is aligned
  • Present results for senior management

Essential experience/skills:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with design at scale for a large company / brand (include portfolio with description of experience in cover letter.)
  • Minimum of 5-Year Work experience in a VD/UI design role (Agency, Web Team, Ecommerce)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WCAG 2.1 and responsive web design standards 
  • Minimum 2 Years working with Design Systems
  • Ability to articulate and advocate for Design Systems
  • In-depth knowledge of Figma ecosystem
  • Experience handling complex projects
  • Excellent time management
  • Good written and verbal English skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Adobe Experience Manager
  • Experience with Adobe XD
  • Good understanding of UX

Contract terms:

  • 12-month full-time contract
  • Remote (Min 6hrs CET time zone crossover required)
  • You must provide your own laptop/computer to work on
  • Start Date as soon as possible

If this position sounds interesting to you, please send a cover letter detailing your Content Management experience and your CV to [email protected]