Confidential Agency/Think Tank; Austin, TX
VP, Group Director, User Experience Design
Full Time role
Full relo offered within U.S.
Shortly after falling in love with the realm of recruitment*, I became enamored with user experience. Fortunately for me, I’m able to combine my passion for both in my work, and have done so since it was called “Information Architecture”.
This agency's work makes me positively giddy. This thriving and pioneering shop in Austin, Texas is adding a VP-level Group Director, User Experience Design role to head up their growing UX practice across their four offices.
Let me tell you a little bit about the company. It's a 25+ year old, privately- and woman-owned boutique, so there are no stockholders dictating them how to treat their employees or clients. This gives them a lot of flexibility to pursue and do the type of work they want. They focus on people first, which is an attitude that has led to great work and success over the years. Their culture is one of innovation crafted with soul, in that innovation is at the heart of everything, but it's crafted with a 'hand touch'. It's more than just technology though; as they’re always at the forefront of trying out new things. The soul part is who they are as a people - a very kind, Texas-friendly organization with high standards and expectations. A highly enforced, top-down, “no egos or @$$holes allowed” policy reigns true here and safeguards their phenomenal culture. They were initially known for their branding work, but these days they are a solid think tank that is constantly re-imagining and reinventing the digital and physical realm. Over the years, they have grown to 250 people spread across four states, but the majority of the UX team resides in their Austin Headquarters, which is where this position is located.
The VP, Group Director, User Experience Design position reports to the COO, a former UX leader and colleague of mine (and helluva nice guy) who was overseeing the team for a while. This company has invested heavily in User Design as a practice and capability, and as a result, are winning a lot of research-, user experience- and design-centric engagements. Given this, it’s time for the COO to add a VP-level leader to focus 100% on the UX Design practice. This is an ideal career move for a relationship-builder who is passionate about the industry, ready to join a leadership team, where s/he can leave his/her mark on shaping a discipline, selecting design methodology, and building out, coaching and managing a team while working on some very memorable engagements.
Sound good so far? As much as I like these people and their culture, it's their work that gives me goosebumps. After all, these are the folks behind the one of my favorite desk accessories. Some of their other projects include:
Personality-wise, you’re a super smart, hands-on leader, with an upbeat energy and enthusiasm for future forward technology that’s positively infectious.
Have I piqued your interest? If so, please your resume and portfolio to CarolTaylorRecruits(at)gmail(dot)com
Up to $3,500 Referral Bonus Eligibility if we successfully place your referral in this full time role, so thanks for telling a friend!
*I’d be happy to chat about my love affair with recruiting in further detail another time.