Experience Design Director

New York, United States | Full-time


As Experience Design Director at Barbarian, you are a creator of intuitive, meaningful products and services people love to use. You will work under a Creative Director, Experience and actively contribute to the creative vision of our work, effectively influencing the work and creating a real impact for both our teams and clients. 


Can you...

  • Provide experience design expertise and collaborate across disciplines to create fully immersive brand experiences for clients
  • Relentlessly simplify and distill complex processes into intuitive and elegant experiences.
  • Build strong relationships with clients that foster trust, serving as a creative expert for design and marketing projects
  • Identify growth opportunities with our clients that are based on a deep understanding of their business objectives and goals
  • Engage with clients on a strategic level and partner with Experience Strategy and Client Engagement team to facilitate a seamless process
  • Partner closely with product management to define use cases and requirements, and work directly with developers on implementing designs
  • Help evolve and improve our creative process, ensuring efficiency and smarter work that delivers impact for our clients’ businesses
  • Mentor and motivate designers through thoughtful and engaging feedback that supports professional development and team growth
  • Contribute thought leadership for internal marketing efforts and profile-building initiatives that grow Barbarian’s reputation in the design space
  • Partner with the People team to connect with the broader design community to recruit and help build an influential creative network


Do you have...

  • 7+ years experience design within creative agencies, or a mix of agency and in-house experience
  • A strong online portfolio of work demonstrating design processes to create successful human-centered design solutions with solid visual designs.
  • An effective solution-oriented communicator and spirited leader; you inspire others to do their best work and are able to guide and persuade both internally and externally
  • Obsessive attention to detail and ability to conceptualize multi-state, multi-path interaction systems and to consistently capture edge-cases.
  • Strong, proven skill in creating common UX design artifacts (journey maps, flows, wireframes) with a deeply collaborative and iterative approach to ensure a unified brand experience across channels. 
  • Understands what is possible in modern Android, iOS, and web development (HTML, JavaScript and CSS); and the design and interaction patterns and trends within each.
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Webflow, Framer and others