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Senior Product Designer

Sotheby's k

New York, NY | Onsite or Remote Possible

Aug 5
Job Description

THE ROLE

Sotheby’s has an opening for a Senior Product Designer in our cross-disciplinary digital product team that strives for design excellence across our breadth of digital products, including luxury e-commerce, auctions and art. The ideal candidate will have experience in designing mobile apps and websites for luxury brands, e-commerce, and marketing. Additionally, this designer will drive a vision for products utilizing blockchain, AR/VR, installations, and other forms of hybrid experiences. They will be a strong team player and mentor to junior designers.

This designer will also support our Accounts team’s efforts to improve client account UX/UI interactions by leveraging design system standards. This designer can be based in New York, London, Paris, or remotely. This candidate must be willing to travel to NYC for key events and international travel will be required.


RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead product teams and provide deliverables through the entire UX/UI design lifecycle (research, design, test and delivery)
• Collaborate with product designers and product managers on developing best-in-class products
• Deliver final UI design specs for our mobile app, responsive website, internal tools, and other digital product needs
• Lead and maintain our Design System UI patterns and style guides
• Review and mentor designers to ensure consistency of UX/UI design systems use across Sotheby’s
• Drive the adoption of a user focused design culture for our teams
• Advance the practice of UX and Product Design within Sotheby’s


IDEAL EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES

• College degree or proven education in Graphic Design, UX/UI, Product Design, Web Design or similar fields
• 6+ years of experience designing web and mobile products
• Exceptional portfolio of work for multiple clients and industries
• The ability to see the big picture and tell a story that helps convey the vision
• Detail orientation coupled with a drive for excellence
• Strong understanding of accessibility as it applies to design
• Experience using, contributing to, and documenting design systems for products
• Strong understanding of iOS, Android SDK and HCI guidelines for mobile design
• Knowledge of front-end UI component coding frameworks or tools (HTML5, CSS, JS, React, GitHub, Storybook) and an appetite for staying current on technology trends
• Experience with Figma, Sketch, InVision
• Ability to produce motion design prototypes in After Effects, Principal, Hype or similar tools
• Excellent communication and organization skills
• Strong leadership and mentorship skills.
• Passion for design that delights users
• Team player that can work with and coach partners in product management, engineering and program management
• Experience working in branding, advertising, copy, or creative direction is a plus

Sotheby's

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.