UI Designer


UI Designer

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We are hiring a UI designer with a strong interest in UX to join an ever-growing team of UX/UI designers. We are looking for an incredible team player with a track record for creating and delivering exceptionally well designed,user-centred digital solutions across a range of brands and industries. You will have a relentless desire to deliver great, frictionless experiences that exceed client expectations and delight users. You will have a strong portfolio, demonstrating your user interface design skills applied to a variety of products and services.Responsibilities & Duties

  • Working with clients to understand their business models and goals, and presenting deliverables to both internal teams, clients and stakeholder groups.
  • Working on all sizes of project to ensure user centered design principles and methodology are consistently applied.
  • Organising information by creating sitemaps, workflows, wireframes, and UI prototypes, along with thorough documentation and annotations of UI control behavior.
  • Defining user-interface design, navigation, structure, and hierarchy to serve as a blueprint for all web experiences including mobile and responsive.
  • Defining the most effective nomenclature, taxonomy classes and calls-to-action for user interfaces and navigational elements.
  • Helping in the creation of design patterns, modular UX principles and interaction design.
  • Helping in the creation of presentation materials to deliver comprehensive reports on the progress of your projects.
  • Collaborating closely with our development team at all stages of the process.
  • Working as part of a wider project team, you will focus on tactical work, facilitating exploration, and delivery of solutions to known problems.

Essential skills and experience

  • At least 3 years commercial experience of user experience and user interface design working on medium to large, complex websites and mobile applications.
  • Expertise in creating engaging user interface and interaction designs using tools such as Xd, Figma, and ProtoPie to deliver prototypes of varying fidelity from low fidelity sketches to production ready designs.
  • Demonstrable expertise in typography, colour theory, design libraries and patterns..
  • Strong understanding of accessibility.
  • A confident communicator with good presentation skills, organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest in user experience design processes, techniques and methodologies, in order to develop your skills and take UI decisions based on data, methods, and UX best practices.
  • Expertise in human interface guidelines, standards, and best practices as they apply to digital platforms.
  • Proactive, willing to get involved with the wider team and helping where possible.
  • Being passionate about your job, taking initiatives, and proposing new ideas to improve our internal processes and push the boundaries further.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Working knowledge in analysing target audiences, user behaviours, key metrics, and functional specifications to execute user-friendly, goal-oriented solutions.
  • Expertise in User Centred Design methodologies.
  • Knowledge and experience in usability testing.
  • You will not be expected to code, however understanding of HTLM5, CSS3, Javascript will be an advantage.

This description is not exhaustive and may change over time through discussion between the job holder and the line manager.

You may be required to perform other duties within your capabilities outside of, and in addition to, your core role.

Company Benefits

We like to look after our team and provide a lot of benefits. This is all the normal stuff we offer but, with the pandemic going on, some of these have been put on the back-burner for a while for safety reasons. We hope to bring it all back soon though – we’re missing our parties and the pick ‘n’ mix!

Wherever you’re working from:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after five years) plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bupa health insurance
  • Bupa dental insurance
  • Bupa wellbeing health expenses cash plan
  • Conferences and training
  • Regular social events including the Christmas Party and the famous Torpedo Summer Family Fun Day
  • Annual Torpedo Awards
  • Team challenges such as Blenheim Triathlon, 3 Peaks, Tough Mudder, Jurassic Walk
  • Cycle to work bike scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Sports teams including running, football and netball.
  • Income Protection

And for when you’re in the office:

  • Modern agency environment in a converted barn
  • Excellent location with free parking
  • Charging points if you drive electric
  • Covered bike shed
  • Showers
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court
  • Free fruit in the office every week
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee
  • Tasty snacks and pick ‘n’ mix sweets
  • Breakout area with large TV
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlists

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