Senior Visual Designer | Creative Team

  • Design
  • Prague, Czechia

Senior Visual Designer | Creative Team

Job description

At Monstarlab, we are in the business of engineering awesome. Relying on stunning design and cutting-edge technology, we never compromise on the methodologies that ensure delivery of successful, robust, reliable digital solutions and business transformations. With 27 offices in cities like Copenhagen, Tokyo, Dubai, New York, and many others we are one of the world’s leading digital product development agencies.


We are now hiring for a talented Senior Visual Designer within our Team, based in Prague. As a senior member of the team, you are leading client engagements and can be a key player to help grow our team.

As a Senior Visual Designer, you’ll be critical to every project you are a part of; able to draw on your breadth of knowledge in design, to influence and lead many of the project’s design decisions. You’ll also be mentoring other designers, both in day-to-day project activities and as part of more formal career development across the Creative team.


The Creative Team

Our design team is user-centric but tech-driven. As part of the team, you’ll be working on products and services for some of the world’s biggest brands. We are involved from planning through to execution, becoming an ever-present advocate for the user. We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. We’re keen to ensure we’re designing products and services that work for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.


Daily tasks:

  • You’ll lead design for product/project. This includes driving the future vision of the product/project, making sure it compliments a cohesive overall business experience, and delivering on incremental steps to help the team head in this direction.
  • You’ll be embedded in a cross-functional product team. You’ll be responsible for all design artifacts produced; from initial discovery and user journey mapping through to the execution of final UI design details.
  • You’ll deeply understand the customers you’re designing for. Whether it’s joining user research sessions, learning from previous insights, reading data reports or running your own lightweight research and analysis, you’ll strive to understand the what, why and how of the problems you’re solving for to ensure we don’t just ship the thing right, but we ship the right thing.
  • You’ll collaborate regularly using strong communication, documentation, and facilitation skills. You’ll work closely with PMs, Engineers, Data Analysts, and Strategists to make sure your team isn’t just shipping great designs, but they are deeply involved throughout the design process.
  • You’ll execute (and advocate for) polished, intuitive, and accessible user experiences. You’re pragmatic and able to balance the ideal experience with knowing where and when to make scoping trade-offs based on technical constraints, experimentation strategy or business risk.
  • You’ll help raise the bar for design at Monstarlab. We’re a small but mighty team where every designer plays a critical role in improving our community of practice—whether that’s through improving our craft skills to leading rituals to giving great feedback.


You would be the perfect fit if you are primarily focused on human-centered design, backed by a broad knowledge of design patterns, iconography, typography, and colour theory. You create concepts and visualize solutions in response to problems, ideas, and opportunities that you help extract from users and partners. You drive your design decisions and rationalize them using research data, design principles, prototypes and the resulting user-testing insights. You are most effective in collaborating alongside engineers, strategists, and other team members to respond to the constraints of any project. You know your tech and are comfortable having discussions with the engineers about technical constraints and possibilities. You understand client servicing, pushing back when needed but with grace and evidence-based.


It’s important you have the following:

  • You understand that good design is not about trends but is built on top of principles and tradeoffs. You make well-reasoned design decisions always advocating for the best possible user experience.
  • You’re passionate about inclusive design and accessibility, and you’ll design with all our users in mind.
  • You care about the UI design details but are also comfortable zooming out, seeing the broader picture, and connecting the dots to create a cohesive overall experience.
  • You’re passionate about sharing your knowledge and raising the bar for design practice at Monstarlab. Previous experience mentoring designers is a big plus.


What we can offer you

At Monstarlab, our heritage means that we care a great deal about a good work-life balance and a flat, accessible organizational structure. We define ourselves as employers in the sense of trust shared amongst co-workers and in constantly and unanimously providing the opportunity for autonomy in individual approaches to work and stakeholder management.

You will work with some of the world’s most talented designers, developers, and consultants to shape your skillset and become a positive driving force for change in the industry. We believe strongly in coaching, development, and investing in your future.


Benefits:

  • An interesting work environment with talented colleagues
  • A full-time position with numerous possibilities for growing internally
  • Office in the beautiful city center of Prague
  • Regular team nights out, yearly whole-company retreat in another country
  • Newest Macbook or ThinkPad, Bose headphones, displays, and other hardware
  • Fully paid unlimited sick days and 4 weeks vacation
  • Everyday lunches from the best Prague's restaurants
  • Company provided breakfast, snacks and all kinds of drinks
  • Sportscard (Multisport) program
  • Shared bikes program
  • Flexible schedule


Please, do not apply if you need a top-down direction. We operate autonomously so you’ll be expected to determine the highest impact areas to work on, collaborating with your product team and manager to ensure there’s alignment here. The team is always there for support but we are looking for you to lead with confidence.

Requirements

  • High level of experience with the following tools; Figma/Sketch, Adobe Suite, Zeplin, and prototyping tools such as Invision.
  • Familiar with agile methods and terminology, and/or general software dev environments
  • A strong passion for mobile UI/UX and always staying up to date with the latest trends
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English, other languages are a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in product design or other related roles
  • Experience in consulting or with an agency is a plus