At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clientsFrom our location in San Francisco's SOMA district?—the epicenter of the Bay Area's technology industry?—AKQA offers our staff the opportunity to produce meaningful work for world-class companies in one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities.User Experience Design Leads at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to articulate impactful ideas, products and services. Skilled storytellers and architects, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop work that is distinctive, effective and remarkable.As inspirational leaders working across creative and experience strategy, User Experience Design Leads drive user-centered design processes in partnership with Technology, Creative and Planning teams.ROLE REQUIREMENTS10 years of work as a UX designer and proven track record in IA, interface design, and service designThe ability to lead, coach and inspire a team to create and deliver remarkable, influential and impactful solutionsA solid understanding and demonstration of user-centered design principlesThe ability to lead the design of large, complex systems of interactionsEnsure a collaborative ‘One Team’ approach comprising both client and agency representativesFoster progressive and limitless thinkingUtilize state-of-the-art techniques and contribute to thought leadership activitiesStimulate professional development and inspiration within the teamQUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICSYou have a compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans product/service design and storytellingYou have exceptional written and oral communication skillsYou have expertise in cross-functional collaborationYou are fearless, boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail Please note, all candidates for this role must have a portfolio or recent work they can share.AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.