Manifest LLC

Associate Director of Experience Design

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/8/2018 1:03 PM)
# of Openings
Experience Design


Manifest’s Experience Design team is on the hunt for an Associate Director in Chicago. In this leadership role, you’ll work with cross-functional teams to craft large-scale digital experiences, and lead efforts to continually evolve the experience design practice.


  • Inspired leadership that involves organizing and leading design and research efforts to create useful, usable, and compelling cross-channel experiences
  • Infusing user-centered design, design thinking, design strategy, and data-influenced design into projects and the organization
  • Enabling collaboration with XD team members, cross-functional teams, and clients – ensuring the best ideas are surfaced, embraced, and brought to life
  • Proactively making the team better by mentoring, optimizing process, introducing design trends, supporting continuous learning, and modeling respectful and supportive behaviors
  • Thinking big, pursuing innovation, continually raising the bar, willing to go the extra mile, and driving to deliver high-quality experiences for clients and customers
  • Juggling multiple projects, and moving in and out of leadership and individual contributor roles.
  • Obsessed with making everything around you better


  • At least 9 years of UX design and research experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Computer Interaction or equivalent field
  • Digital agency experience
  • A portfolio showcasing your ability to apply user-centered design to a variety of challenges
  • Strong communication skills, including writing and presenting
  • Deep familiarity with all facets of user-centered design
  • Proven experience with large-scale responsive websites and mobile apps
  • Experience with creating design systems a plus
  • Some travel to out-of-state clients

Manifest is an equal opportunity employer. Manifest does not sponsor employment visas.


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