Ogilvy UK is one of the leading creative communication agencies in the UK. Our central purpose is to ‘make brands matter through every customer touch-point’.
Central to this is customer experience and customer engagement. An important capability in this pursuit is the Ogilvy Experience Design practice: a team within the business who look to create tangible digital experiences – through platforms or products – that reinforce the brand experience for the customer.
The practice embraces digital complexity through a measurable, human-centered design approach. We use comprehensive insight to help clients discover unmet opportunities and build transformative customer experiences, underpinning the ambition to ‘make brands matter’ through tangible experience and product design.
With more than a decade of raising the bar, our purpose- driven, diverse teams share their expertise in design thinking, customer insights, data strategy, and technology to empower clients and achieve long-term success.
Senior Visual Designers are the driving creative force on multi-disciplinary project teams, participating in design execution from concept to the completion of visual designs. Armed with findings from user research, they can take complicated tasks and processes and transform them into intuitive, meaningful, and visually elegant experiences for users on web and mobile. They are skilled communicators and can clearly articulate complex ideas and strategies in order to persuade clients and internal teams. They exhibit a clear understanding of business needs and priorities and can align them to achieve user experience goals.
Essential Job Functions
You conceptualize and iterate high-fidelity designs and prototypes while confidently making design decisions alongside a team of researchers, designers, project managers, and developers
You can establish brand direction from the ground up or work within existing brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce a brand’s style or voice through its visual touchpoints
You understand and can integrate user needs and motivations into specific areas of a design that contribute to UX KPIs and business requirements
You understand and value the practice of design iteration by always experimenting, evaluating, and learning
You can synthesize and refine qualitative and quantitative data into visually depicting stories that are understandable and impactful to clients, stakeholders, and end users
You effectively communicate design rationale internally and in client presentations
You prioritize your project work with your team while being able to work collaboratively and independently
Required Skills for the Ogilvy UK Role:
You have a solid understanding of user interface design patterns, information architecture, and user experience best practices
You have attention to detail and possess impeccable, cutting-edge visual design skills (including layout, grid systems, typography, iconography, and color) for digital experiences
You’re fascinated by people, their motivations, and desires relating to the design problem
You love helping identify user needs and establish designs that help them reach their goals
You can work well with a team of diverse colleagues and client stakeholders
You excel at handling multiple projects and timelines
You have excellent writing and communication skills
You are highly skilled in Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, and/or other design tools
You’ve done something similar for around 3-5 years
You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human-centered design, interaction design, information architecture, data science, human-computer interaction, visual design, or a related program
Motion graphics design/production, Flash, animation, video skills a plus
Working knowledge of the realities of executing designs in CSS, HTML, Flash, etc.