Senior Experience Designer Senior Experience Designer …

Wellington Management Company, LLP
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Jan 21
Wellington Management Company, LLP
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Jan 21
Senior Experience Designer

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 55 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


The Position

The Senior Experience Designer role on the Creative Team sits within Global Marketing, serving, and supporting clients and prospects across the America's, EMEA and APAC regions. The required expertise and work emphasis are on web and user experience design. Experience designers should also have a thorough understanding of all digital marketing platforms to create compelling, interactive designs for other outputs such as video, social media, infographics, email, animation, and online advertising.

The Senior Experience Designer will proactively work directly with Marketing Strategists, Digital Strategists, and members of the content team to develop best-in-class design solutions that meet creative best practices and brand standards. Global Marketing is highly collaborative, and the creative process often involves brainstorming and feedback from peers as well as the Creative Director. As such, the role requires flexibility, effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment.


This role includes working knowledge of and familiarity with content management systems used often for web design and development. While it is not required that candidates have working knowledge of Wellingtons' current CMS platform, candidates should feel comfortable designing modules and templates within a content management environment. Senior Experience Designers are expected to work to high professional standards of quality and accuracy and be familiar with processes and procedures to meet those standards. As a Senior Experience Designer, the following advanced competencies are necessary, in addition to the core qualifications:
  • Proven success in exercising good judgment
  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions independently
  • Share best practices and identify innovation in digital design experiences
  • Increased business knowledge and understanding of investment concepts
  • Strong strategic thinking ability - able to connect the dots / big picture
  • Executive presence - Polished speaker, strong presentation skills, articulate, confident, and persuasive, professional at all times
  • Proven ability to proactively drive positive change and improvement
  • Consistently introduce new ideas that increase team effectiveness and add value
  • Mentoring ability - be a good teacher and positive example for less experienced team members

The Senior Experience Designer role requires a well-organized individual with relevant user experience design expertise, preferably in the financial services industry. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment is essential. Must be able to solve problems quickly and maintain creativity in a fast-paced environment. Other qualifications include:
  • Demonstrated creative ability to compose polished, visually appealing, and appropriate concepts on a wide range of projects quickly and independently.
  • Continuously design new and creative approaches to visualizing data and presenting information that facilitates understanding of complex financial concepts and in an aesthetically pleasing way
  • Demonstrate a wide creative range and know what is relevant and appropriate for a given audience or communications medium.
  • Sophisticated sense of typography, photography and color theory
  • Be able to articulate and support design decisions based on the goals of the project, the established design strategy, and understand the difference between strategy, tactics and execution
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills with commitment to meeting or exceeding deadlines despite competing priorities
  • Volunteers for assignments, generates ideas for improving process and methods of working, participates in group design challenges
  • Solid understanding of the investment management business, and general comprehension of Wellington's channels, products, and solutions
  • Be adaptable and flexible in a changing environment and commit to an environment of continuous learning to stay current in the latest relevant design techniques and industry trends, continuously evolve skills, go beyond what is asked and constantly challenge the design norms.
  • Willingness and availability to work overtime as work volume and turnaround times necessitate
  • Participate in working groups and pilot activities to evaluate and select new technologies
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues associated with the implementation of new and legacy technologies
  • Ability to work within brand guidelines and advise outside agencies on our standards
  • Language skills would be advantageous but are not required
Technical Skills

The Senior Experience Designer must display the following technical skills:

• Proficiency in HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver (or any coding software), Sketch, and Photoshop required
• Experience with SharePoint, and Javascript is a plus.
• Proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe animate (or other animation software), and Acrobat is necessary, as well as expertise with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Knowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility restrictions and requirements
• Experience with JavaScript libraries (jQuery, MooTools, etc.)
• Experience with web analytic tools


Senior Experience Designer


As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .
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