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Design Lead

Castlight Health


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Job Description

  • The Design Lead is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing and managing the design team within an organization
  • They provide creative direction, guidance, and mentorship to designers while ensuring the successful execution of design projects
  • The Design Lead collaborates closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and marketers, to create innovative and visually appealing solutions that align with the company's brand and objectives
  • They play a crucial role in driving the design strategy and maintaining high design standards throughout the organization


  • Design Strategy and Leadership:Develop and communicate the design vision, strategy, and goals in alignment with the overall company objectives
  • Lead and inspire the design team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Establish design processes, best practices, and standards to ensure consistent quality and efficiency
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and design methodologies to drive innovation
  • Project Management:Manage and prioritize design projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and meet stakeholder expectations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements, goals, and success criteria
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to the design team members, monitoring progress and providing feedback throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conduct design reviews and provide constructive feedback to ensure designs meet high-quality standards
  • Design Direction and Execution:Provide creative direction and guidance to the design team, fostering their professional growth and development
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and engineers to translate business and user requirements into innovative design solutions
  • Lead the creation of user-centered designs, including wireframes, prototypes, visual designs, and interactive experiences
  • Ensure designs are intuitive, visually appealing, and aligned with the company's brand identity and user experience guidelines
  • Collaboration and Communication:Collaborate effectively with stakeholders, including executives, product managers, marketers, and developers, to understand project goals and requirements
  • Present design concepts, strategies, and project updates to various stakeholders, effectively communicating design rationale and benefits
  • Foster a collaborative environment, promoting cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing among team members
  • Advocate for the value of design within the organization, educating stakeholders about the impact of design on user experience and business outcomes


  • Education and Experience:Bachelor's or Master's degree in Design, Visual Communication, or a related field
  • Proven experience (X years) in a design leadership role, managing a team of designers
  • A strong portfolio showcasing expertise in visual design, user-centered design, and design strategy

Design Skills:

  • Proficient in design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, or similar applications
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, information architecture, and interaction design
  • Experience with responsive design, mobile app design, and web design best practices
  • Familiarity with prototyping tools and techniques

Leadership and Communication:

  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and rationale to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborative mindset, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Creativity and Innovation:

  • A passion for design and a deep understanding of current design trends and best practices
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, generating innovative design solutions
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate and mitigate design-related challenges

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