At Pixels we aim to improve the internet, one digital experience at a time. We focus on building complex Websites, Online Stores and Applications (web and native) for clients who see the opportunities in digital experiences and services.

We are looking for a Lead Designer (UI/UX) to join our team to create outstanding digital user experiences for our clients and our own internal projects. The Lead Designer’s responsibilities include research, concept generation, prototype validation, design finalization, design process oversight and as well as mentorship, direction and maintaining the quality of the design team’s work.

Our design team is highly motivated in not just their work, but in improving themselves, and embracing new ideas and philosophies in design. Designers either work in pairs or alone on projects, but are sparring and sharing ideas with other designers and non designers constantly. We believe strongly in collaboration between everyone involved in the project, as it always results in better outcomes.

A successful Lead Designer is able to produce high quality work, delegate and review work, be confident in their own design decisions, support and mentor other designers, and convince and steer the client towards the best design solution for their needs.

The position can be temporarily remote, but the expectation is that once the COVID situation clears, the position will be at least 60% time in the office on average.

Salary range: 4545 € – 5050 € / month.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing exceptional and delightful digital experiences and services.
  • Overseeing designs from research through to delivery to developers.
  • Delegating to junior colleagues and reviewing their work.
  • Preparing and facilitating workshops and other meetings with clients.
  • Conducting user, business and competitor research and establishing success metrics for projects.
  • Applying SEO best practices and WCAG accessibility guidelines to designs.
  • Creating prototypes and facilitating user testing.
  • Working with developers to ensure designs are feasible to implement and preparing designs for implementation..
  • Conducting visual design testing of projects.
  • Conducting accessibility audits.
  • Creating and documenting design systems.
  • Assist in developing and improving internal processes and methods and new design-related services for clients.
  • Providing mentorship to continuously improve the design team
  • Increasing design awareness in the rest of the company through sharing of knowledge.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 3 – 4+ years of experience in designing digital projects.
  • Can work independently.
  • Finnish language (proficiency is a big plus)
  • Strong user experience, user interface and visual design skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of user experience principles and user interface patterns.
  • A knowledge of design system principles.
  • Advanced skills in Figma.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with developers, designers and clients.
  • Ability to adapt their own visual design style to meet the needs of client visual guidelines.
  • A thorough knowledge of research tools and methods.
  • A comprehensive understanding of technical principles and limitations of digital projects.
  • A comprehensive understanding of business principles and the role of digital projects in an organization.
  • Exceptional time and task management skills
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • A Knowledge of graphic, print and digital design processes.
  • A proven ability in leading or mentoring other designers.

Here are some of the things you’ll get to enjoy:

  • The possibility to join in as a partner and shareholder
  • The freedom to shape and develop your own role
  • A relaxing office space in Kamppi
  • A super friendly environment and colleagues who will grow to be your extended family (it's true!)
  • A training fund which allows you to keep learning and participate in events & seminars
  • Flexible work times and remote working
  • Healthcare through Heltti
  • Smartum culture & exercise benefits
  • Company lunches, trips and team-building events on a regular basis

About Pixels

Pixels is a design-focused web development studio based in Helsinki. Our clients range from boutique businesses through to large multinational companies, who believe in the impact that well designed and built digital services and experiences can have on their business.

Our multinational team has a mixture of cultures and backgrounds, which has generated an uniquely warm atmosphere. We’re outgoing, outspoken, sarcastic, honest and always eager to keep learning and we hope that you are too. We work as a tight-knit group and always rely on and learn from one another, so you’re never going to be stuck alone with a challenge or a project.

Pixels employs around 10 people and had a turnover of around 600 000€ for 2020. The company is fully owned and operated by its founders and employees.