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UX Design Director

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.”
Jeff Hammerbacher, Co-Founder, Cloudera

Are you interested in making an impact beyond connecting consumers and retailers, or finding new ways to get people to click on ads or promotions? Would you like to directly impact the lives of millions of people every month with the work you do? Do you want to help foster learning, literacy, and culture in the digital world?

We’re Bibliocommons, and we bring public libraries together on the web, leveraging the unique asset of their collections to provide a non-commercial space for sharing opinions and insights about books, movies, and music. Our online solutions are used by more than 5 million library patrons and staff every month in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

We’re looking for a Design Director to bring shape and focus to both the design of our products and the process by which the design is realized. You can apply your strong visual and interaction design skills to solve product design problems across a suite of connected products for mobile and web, and can direct the research, usability testing and data analysis to validate the designs.

As the Design Director, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the full set of your talents to a living, continuously improving digital product. You’ll be part of a truly disruptive company that’s providing civic and social good that impacts millions of people every day.

We need you to:

  • Work closely with the executive, product, and engineering leadership team to participate in product and corporate strategy - you’ll have a seat at the executive table
  • Hire, mentor, and support a team of ux design specialists
  • Set new benchmarks for visual and user experience design for our digital products
  • Improve and solidify our design processes within an agile development framework
  • Foster a culture of creative collaboration across teams
  • Facilitate processes that support user research and testing as well as other qualitative and quantitative data to inform the design

You bring to this role all of the qualities of a design leader. You have:

  • a strong visual design portfolio that exemplifies a thoughtful approach to communicating concepts and interactions visually
  • an innate sense of the value of interaction design to digital products
  • proven experience mentoring junior and intermediate designers to bring out the best in their visual design, interaction design, research and analysis skills
  • enough experience with various design methodologies and processes to recommend the right one for the right situation
  • an inspiring approach to imbuing product teams with a sense of design as a culture
  • A desire to learn as much about the motivations and behaviours of the people who use your products as you can
  • A love of experimentation, insights, and iteration as part of the design process

We offer competitive compensation, a great work environment in downtown Toronto, and a fantastic team to work with.

BiblioCommons is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available upon request to support your participation during all stages of the recruitment process. 

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