Lead UI Designer

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Wunderman Thompson Commerce and Technology

Wunderman Thompson Commerce and Technology

UI Design Lead needed to join our team on a permanent basis. We are looking for an ambitious, confident, detailed oriented UI Design Lead who wants to work at the forefront of digital design, working within a cross-functional creative team design to improve user experience and ultimately increase conversion.

This role is ideal for a strong individual, who has experience working in e-commerce, who is passionate about UI design. Someone that thinks conceptually and leads the execution of online visual identity as well as being skilled in conversion-led design for transactional websites.

What you’ll be doing:

Creating digital brand look and feel, design systems and pixel perfect responsive interfaces for key clients, ensuring you consider usability and accessibility standards, and that you meet both user and business needs. You’ll take a systematic approach to design, anticipating future needs and building in flexibility and efficiency.

Your work will be of the highest standard and will impress clients. You will be able to showcase a portfolio of online experiences across the whole customer journey. You will lead and support multiple designers and have the experience to elevate and strengthen our UI Design offering.

You can clearly and persuasively communicate the design process to clients from concept to solution, proactively owning problems and feedback. This role will require you to work from our London office regularly – expected to be one day a week

What we want from you:

  • Design excellence and leadership:
  • Demonstrable eCommerce experience.
  • Skilled in standard software: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Creative, yet meticulous. Detail oriented with a keen sense of craftsmanship.
  • Enjoys leading designers to help them create their best work.
  • Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and driven to continually improve.

Brand and design systems

  • Experience creating, evolving and developing brand identity.
  • Understand and able to create and theme design systems for brands that we work with.
  • Systematic approach to work, anticipating future needs for clients and customers.
  • Keen collaborator with software engineering.


  • Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage own projects and to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Able to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving abilities.


  • Leads design on key accounts with senior stakeholders, presents concepts and owns design decisions.
  • Senior representative of the UI & Content team within agency.
  • Comfortable pitching as part of a wider team.
  • Enthusiastic, self-confident and self-motivated.


  • Experience working at a number of digital / creative agencies and / or in-house design studios.
  • Degree educated in Graphic design / UI or similar discipline.
  • Breadth of experience across sectors / audiences.
  • Compelling portfolio that demonstrates high quality design online, including eCommerce.

What we can offer you:

Alongside the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting brands around the world, we’ll also prioritise your career development and help you grow your skills. We’ll empower you to make a difference, allow you to be yourself, and respect who you are.

We offer a great benefits package including hybrid working that works for everyone, a generous discretionary bonus scheme, training opportunities, competitive pension, medical insurance, life assurance, social events, opportunities to buy and sell holidays, family friendly policies, discounts with hundreds of retailers and much more.

Our personality and behaviours: We believe that we are what we do, not just what we say. Our shared values and behaviours show how to bring the Wunderman Thompson Commerce and Technology’s culture to life through the actions we all take every day:

  • Listening
  • In it together
  • Creative bravery
  • Positivity

Our brilliant, talented people are what makes Wunderman Thompson Commerce and Technology what we are. That’s why we look for people who go beyond and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday.

What we do: At Wunderman Thompson technology division, that means inspiring people across the globe to shop online through seamless digital experiences.

How we do it: Our commerce and technology division houses strategic consultants, creative and technical architects and skilled developers and operators that together help some of the world’s leading organisations to deliver outstanding digital experiences across all major routes to market worldwide: marketplaces, online retailers, D2C, B2B and social platforms. With over 4,200 experts in 55 operational centres across 34 countries, our capabilities span the entire buying journey from customer acquisition, through engagement, to conversion and loyalty, driving multi-channel growth for world-leading brands.

What makes us different? Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, we’re unique in our ability to connect world-class strategic thinking and creative insight, with deep executional capability across technology and operations. We’re part of the WPP Group, which gives us the talent, infrastructure and support of one of the largest agency networks in the world.

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

At Wunderman Thompson, a WPP company, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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