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Design Director - McKinsey Design

  • Warsaw


  • Bachelors degree, masters degree preferred in interaction design, interface design, fine arts or graphic/communication design with emphasis on UX design, or equivalent qualifications
  • 10+ years as a principal-level designer or similar titles
  • Experience collaborating and problem-solving with cross-functional teams, preferably including a variety of stakeholders across business functions and levels
  • Holistic and human-centered approach to design, from research to concept and deliverable
  • Demonstrated capabilities of using visual design software (Adobe CS, Sketch), rapid prototyping tools (InVision); animation and video production/editing abilities is a plus
  • Experience with Agile software development process and methodologies
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to adapt, self-organise and define your own tasks in an ever-changing environment
  • A strong emphasis on collaboration and a positive attitude
  • Passion for elevating our design practice both internally and externally
  • Professional language skills in Polish and English
  • Willingness to travel approximately 50% of the time to client sites

Who You'll Work With

You'll join our Warsaw studio as part of McKinsey Design.

McKinsey Design drives client growth by delivering breakthrough physical and digital products, customer experiences, and design-led innovation. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, combining world-class creativity with the analytical rigour of McKinsey to innovate at scale and speed across private, public and social sectors. Our highly-skilled, cross-functional team of designers, business strategists and agile developers deliver service concepts, experiential prototypes and go-to-market products to improve the quality of people's lives and transform clients' businesses. 

Our Design team offers the breadth and experiences of 350+ world-class design talent. At McKinsey Design, we bring a diverse community of designers and innovators passionate about empowering people and businesses alike, crafting state-of-the-art design and collaborating across teams and studios.  

Our studio culture is casual and social, with an emphasis on knowledge building and innovation. We have the freedom to experiment, work iteratively, and are constantly learning and growing. Our community emphasizes the importance of mentorship, collaboration and propelling the value of good design. 

What You'll Do

You will apply the human-centred design approach on a variety of projects that integrate digital designs into products, services and environments.
In this role, you will be responsible for key design deliverables from research to concept development and delivery.  On your projects you will work on blended cross-functional teams and will tackle all aspects of the design process. You will think creatively and strategically, ems and using design methodologies to develop innovative outcomes. 
To gain user insights, we expect you to be familiar with qualitative and quantitative research and testing, persona development, customer journeys, and service blueprints. To communicate your findings, you will engage our clients with your storytelling and narration skills, leveraging a variety of verbal and visual methods (e.g. storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, etc). 
You will leverage a broad palette of strong visual design capabilities to develop, prototype and iterate on UX/UI design that represent a realistic feel of the intended user experience, including sketching, wireframes and user flows. You will be a key part of a team who test the design solutions ready for implementation. 
You'll also lead collaborative workshops and concepts sprints to inject design thinking tools and methodologies to produce tangible results in a rapid and iterative way with our clients. Throughout the design process, you will work closely with our team and the client's teams to define and communicate the product vision, ensure that design specifications are implemented, and strengthen our client's capabilities through coaching and sharing of design best practices. 
You will have a platform to build mentor and mentee relationships and contribute to our community culture at McKinsey Design. Your experience will be multi-disciplinary, working side by side with designers, engineers, business strategists and clients. You will be fully immersed in the convergence of design, human behaviour, business and technology, and you will be part of a team that is truly transformative in the way it thinks, acts and impacts our clients. 
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - DDE - Expert, Design Director
Function - Technology
Industry - High Tech
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 GMT 2020
LinkedIn Posting City - Warsaw
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Poland
LinkedIn Job Title - Design Director - McKinsey Design
LinkedIn Function - Design;Consulting
LinkedIn Industry - Information Technology and Services;Design
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Director