At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.
We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.
Lead User Interface (UI) designer creates and maintains a future proof digital UI. You will help create the design language we use on our digital touch points by translating brand identity to the UI. Leading both internal and external UI designers r user-centered design, understanding front-end web design and knowledge of HTML & CSS design. This role is the lead UI for adidas in the user experience design team, creating high quality interface designs and helping to drive the continual improvement of the site and how it looks. This role works closely with the Brand Design, UX specialists and Development teams to help drive a best-in-class user experience on web, tablet and mobile platforms.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
- Main contact and subject matter expert for the UI of Adidas.
- Translating brand identity to a UI design language and maintaining it.
- Establishes a consistent design language across our digital platforms (desktop, tablet and mobile) which you and others will adhere to
- Passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in interface design and web technologies
- Ensuring UI process and way of work is effective within and outside of the agile teams.
- Lead UI designers, evolving their UI skills and ensuring the right knowledge is available of the UI guidelines for adidas.
- Manages the UI backlog for adidas. Make sure horizontal tickets get assigned to the right agile teams.
- Helps identify design opportunities to improve usability and interaction online
- Responsible for the content and management of the UI toolkit on our Global digital experience guidelines platform
- Education and on boarding of (new) design team members. Your team will also cover the Reebok styleguide.
- Collaborates with and support the experience design team to execute both large and small projects.
- Assists in the design and building of new website & mobile templates
- Helps to optimize the website by creating visuals and prototypes to support online testing, including A/B tests
- Works with a multi-disciplinary team including visual designers, web developers and business owners to achieve strong visuals and technical solutions without sacrificing the user experience.
- Creates clean, well-structured and easily understandable specification documents that will be used to brief the development team
- Coordinates and/or execute design reviews for the adidas UI with internal or external parties.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- University degree with 5+x years commercial experience as an interface designer
- A strong portfolio that demonstrates your attention to details.
- You’ve got a good working knowledge of HTML & CSS and know what’s possible to achieve across browsers. You know the limitations and advantages.
- You’ve got a solid understanding of the web environment, GUI (screen layouts and composition) and style guide application. You are used to using style guides and have examples of driving consistency across designs while maintaining a creative approach.
- At least 2 years of managing people.
- You’ve worked with brands before and can follow and maintain guidelines
- You must have experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Fireworks.
- Ideally you’ve got experience working within an eCommerce environment
- You’re a good communicator who can present and sell –in your designs and explain your decisions.
- Fluent English both verbally and written.