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UI Designer

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Recruiter: UKTV
Listed on: 25th January
Location: United Kingdom
Salary/Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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A little bit around our team
The Production and Development team has responsibility for the rollout and continuous improvement of UKTV's video on demand products under the digital brand UKTV Play, across a range of platforms including web, iOS, Android and TV devices. We're a growing team of multi-disciplined, talented individuals who relish the opportunity to develop tomorrow's television and video experiences.
We've recently surpassed 5 million registered users and about to enter an exciting period, looking to optimise on our direct-to-consumer products, continuing to focus on new features and ways to deliver our great content.
We're looking for a UI designer at this critical and exciting time in our roadmap. 
Purpose of the role:
We are looking for a talented UI designer to design and shape our direct-to-consumer products. The ideal candidate will have experience working in agile teams, with developers, project managers and UX designers on a direct-to-consumer product(s). You will be able to make deliberate design decisions and to translate any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction.
You will constantly be striving to improve the product, being influenced by new technology and the constantly changing VoD landscape. This is a great chance to work for a forward-thinking media company, supporting the UX/UI lead to shape the future of television with high profile consumer-oriented products across several platforms.
In this role you will get to:

Create visual assets for all digital channels including TV, site, app and emails
Assist with creating engaging layouts for content across the website, external communications and creative projects
Create strong and innovative designs across a range of screen types and devices, adhering to any interface guidelines and technical restrictions as required
Create production-ready designs and work closely with developers to ensure their effective translation into finished products
Work closely with the UX/UI lead and senior designer to share ideas and refine concepts across all stages of design
Be a recognised point of contact for design within the product team as required
Work within the established agile management processes of the team, that includes stand-ups, showcases, retrospectives and sprint planning sessions
Be a good team player, liaise with fellow team members and motivate them, and assist other stakeholders in the business when required
Manage your own workload, juggling priorities and contribute to the agile project management process

What you will do (role specification)

Design a highly engaging, simple & logical UI
Maintain, evolve and use design system to provide efficient & scalable UI solutions
Deliver ready-to-dev designs
Design world class products with a highly engaging, simple & logical UI
Maintain, evolve and use our design system to provide efficient & scalable UI solutions
Improve the design of our existing products and ensure new products are designed well and effectively
Live and embrace UKTV's CLICC values and be a positive and valued member of the team.

We are looking for someone who is:

Experience using, creating and contributing towards a design system
Knowledge of design and prototyping tools such as Sketch and InVision
Task card and progress tracking systems such as Trello or Jira
Industry standard design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator
Confident presentation and storytelling abilities
Knowledge and interest of the latest design tools and processes to make us as effective as possible, while knowing how to get the most out of what we've go
Portfolio that showcases your contribution to products and demonstrates originality, innovation, and strong problem solving skills

Hybrid-Working
At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. You'll agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference.
Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.
About UKTV
UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors, and programme-makers.
Our Purpose
We are UKTV. We are here to create TV with personality.
In a world where ‘finding something to watch' means searching endless streams of automated sameness, we believe in creating TV experiences with more personality, that champions diversity of talent both on & off screen.
We are here to bring you a more personal type of TV: Channels and services that get you, with programmes that are hand-picked for their quality and available on any device - all crafted by fans for fans.
Our Mission
We are a different kind of broadcaster. One that's on a mission to become the UK's most successful non-PSB network.
The place that fans turn to first for the genres they love. Admired in our industry as the feisty challenger. Powered by brilliant ideas not blockbuster budgets, we'll push ourselves to build even more engaging brands, to create and curate more imaginative programmes to form powerful partnerships and to use technology in ever more innovative ways.
As the world of TV rapidly evolves so will we; by continuing to support our brilliant people to do their best work in a uniquely diverse, creative, and inclusive culture.
All the spirit of entertaining and growing the communities of fans who love our shows as much as we do.