Lead, Interaction Design
ATÖLYE (founded in 2013) is a community-powered creative services organization that provides services to both clients and creative professionals globally. ATÖLYE consists of a Strategic Design Studio, an Academy, a Creative Hub, and a Ventures arm.
ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio works with companies to design and implement strategic solutions to the complex challenges they face. The Academy offers learning programs that equip individuals and teams with skills in creative leadership, radical collaboration, and systemic design. The Ventures arm offers enterprise entrepreneurship programs through business modeling, and finally, the Creative Hub creates the environment for each of these components to interact by fostering a community of over 150+ multi-disciplinary creatives who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work.
In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined the kyu Collective (kyu.com), a collective of the leading creative organizations in the world whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward.
We curate diligently so we can better co-create.
We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but they share one important trait: An insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them.
We live, work, and learn in a constant state of flow.
Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.
We grow individually to mature as a whole.
We are committed to nourishing the notion of a “growth mindset” in a holistic way. We are invested in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together.
We are a community-centric organization. This means that our approach spearheads community-centered thinking in design and gravitates around the notion of an individual’s journey in relation to a community.
Every ATÖLYE team member, by default, is an ATÖLYE community member. Once you are a team member, you will be part of the ATÖLYE Community that consists of creative individuals and teams who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work while having the opportunity to participate in community events, rituals, and social activities.
About the job - Lead, Interaction Design
ATÖLYE’s consultancy arm designs and implements strategic solutions for companies facing complex challenges through service design, business design, learning design, digital design and architecture. As digital design reflects the tangible side of ATÖLYE’s strategic approach, we are curating a robust team to execute and lead the upcoming opportunities.
As the Lead interaction designer, you will be standing in between engagement and delivery. While leading product design activities like defining concepts, strategies, and digital interface design, you will also work on business development, coaching design teams and ensuring quality in our deliveries.
To apply for this job, we need:
As part of your application, please include your CV and a strong portfolio showcasing selected digital projects that are highlighting your abilities relevant to the role described above and how you work. We are interested in the quality of your work rather than the quantity.
Please note that ATÖLYE is a global business and therefore, we ask that your CV and portfolio are in English.
As a lead Interaction designer,
You will be part of the digital design team, leading digital design activities for projects while providing strategic guidance throughout the duration of it.
You will conduct user research and usability testing to validate (or disprove) our assumptions.
You will translate insights into new ideas and designs considering not only the user but also business needs while delivering compelling experiences
You will be producing concept sketches, beautifully crafted wireframes, user flows, and Hi-Lo fidelity prototypes using the appropriate tools.
You'll lead by example, guide, coach and inspire your team and all other designers around you to help them grow.
You will ensure quality in everything you and your team deliver.
As you are also part of our design leadership, you will be helping us improve the process, approaches, and strategy for both our interaction design team and the studio as a whole.
You will be involved in the interviewing & evaluation process of hiring new team members.
You’ll lead presentations and discussions with clients while conveying and justifying design decisions eloquently.
You will be involved in end-to-end engagement with clients, starting from the initial conversation, leading to the proposal development, to delivery and growing relationships.
You will increase the visibility and awareness of ATÖLYE’s Digital design projects by participating as a speaker/participant at national and international conferences or events.
7+ years of experience in the design industry, with 2+ years, focus on leading teams to create digital experiences
A strong portfolio with a wide variety of digital products/ services/experiences.
Fluent in English - have clear and strong written and verbal communication skills
Confident presentation and storytelling abilities
Awareness of design trends and innovation
Ability to offer a strong point of view by combining design with strategic thinking
Passion for improving design processes and guiding the team for better ways of working
Have an eye for detail and strong aesthetic sensibilities
We would love to see experience in leading sprints (agile) and plan your work accordingly.
What we offer
An inspiring and dynamic workspace as part of an interdisciplinary community
The opportunity to work on strategic projects with leading institutions in Turkey and beyond
A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning
Private health insurance, life insurance, and meal card
Lead, Interaction Design