Location: This role can be filled in Palo Alto, CA, New York area, or Milwaukee, WI
A division of Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath, power generation, and hospitality, Kohler Ventures builds new health and wellness businesses in areas of strategic importance to the company.
Our mission is to empower consumers to lead healthier lives. We explore how familiar experiences can be enhanced and innovations developed through the integration of leading-edge technology, science, and design.
Come join us as we build a best-in-class global multi-disciplinary team across artificial intelligence, machine learning, design, advanced software and hardware engineering, strategy, venture investments, sales, marketing, and partnerships.
We are seeking a Lead UX Designer passionate about designing and developing beautifully engaging experiences within health and wellness. The candidate should be a highly creative designer who can deliver leading-edge UX experiences that challenge current conventions. The ideal candidate has a successful track record as a UX design leader with exceptionally creative vision, elegant visual languages and leads their execution across a broad range of digital and physical products.
In your role as Lead UX Designer at Kohler Ventures, you will:
Establish vital user experience perspectives and bring them to life with tangible and tactile design solutions.
Effectively synthesize and communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale verbally and through execution.
Work closely with cross-functional teams to define customer requirements to achieve product-market fit.
Support the design and prototyping of UX solutions, applying design thinking and agile approaches to incorporate user feedback and iterate quickly.
"De-risk" and validate critical areas of the product through frequent market feedback (via concept testing, analytics tools, A/B testing, surveys/interviews, etc.).
Act as the voice of the customer, with deep empathy and understanding of user personas, pain points, aesthetic preferences, and customer journeys.
Maintain current awareness of consumer and competitor product offerings, including best-in-class user experience and design trends in the U.S. and foreign markets.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in a Design discipline (UX Design, Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Product / Industrial Design)
At least 8-10 years of industry experience designing consumer-facing digital apps, consumer or clinical user interfaces, wearables, web, etc.
A portfolio that demonstrates a history of proven expertise in multiple areas of UX design, including strategic research analysis, flows, architecture, journeys, personas, experience maps, wireframes, visual design, prototypes, etc.
Ability to conduct behavioral analysis, user requirements analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture design, interaction design, and usability testing
A meticulous passion for design with a curiosity to continually develop your thinking
Proficiency with design tools such as Adobe Suite and the latest UX/UI prototyping tools such as Sketch, Figma, Zeplin, ProtoPie, InVision, etc.
Practical knowledge and experience with digital technologies like connected smart home devices and digital health products
Significant experience communicating and collaborating with internal stakeholders through engaging presentations and compelling storytelling
Considerable experience within a new product development environment, taking UX experiences from inception to launch
Clear, concise verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, abstract reasoning, and idea orientation with a bias towards leading progressive action
Have a user-centered design philosophy and inspire change through user testing, feedback, and insight synthesis