magneticNorth is an independent digital design studio. We’re a team of curious minds who come together to make magnetic digital experiences that people want to spend time with. We are always interested in talking to talented people of all kinds who strive to be the best at their craft and have an interest in the new.
Senior UX Designer
We are looking for a Senior UX Designer to join the mN team. As a UX Designer you will have experience using audience insight to positively influence the design of digital products and services. You are an amazing communicator who can express design solutions using words, sketches and prototypes. You love organising and conducting research, workshops and interviews to identify user needs. You are a natural problem solver, with a passion for designing experiences that are inclusive. You have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a UX designer.
Required skills and experience:
User interviews and testing
Sketching, wireframing and prototyping
User-journey mapping and experience mapping
Persona creation and verification
Information architecture and content strategy
Experience using UX design, testing and prototyping software
Experience of user research practices and methodologies
Experience analysing user research data
We are on the hunt for a new Studio Manager. As the mN Studio Manager, you are responsible for the day to day management of the mN facilities.
You are also the heartbeat of the our collective and in addition to keeping the studio an exciting and inspiring space to work in, you will lead on internal and external events; managing an annual schedule and coordinating required activity.
Working alongside the Senior Management team, the Studio Manager provides PA and general administration support as the central administration point for the business.
If you are an ambitious young administrator, or maybe a Design / Arts graduate seeking an opening into a Manchester creative agency, then please send us your CV
We are looking for someone with the ability to combine user needs, business objectives and creative thought.
You might not have held a strategist role before. That’s cool. The kind of person we are looking for could just as easily come from a UX, research, design or business consultancy background.
At mN, strategists work both across existing and potential clients. In either case, they are part of multi-functional project teams which means they spend more time making things than they do writing briefs or making slide decks. A typical day might involve:
Ensuring everyone understand and agree on the problem that needs solving
Defining the steps from where we are now to desired outcome
Planning and facilitate ideas sessions
Planning and run user research
Helping prioritise (tasks, ideas, objectives, solutions) and make not-to-do lists
Making maps or other visualisations to communicate findings and insights
We want someone who is good at:
Bringing the user perspective into the process
Making sense of complicated things and communicating them in a clear and succinct way
Collaborating and working with people from different backgrounds and with different roles
Keeping up to date with society and the trends that are changing it
Articulating your opinion
And is experienced in:
Planning and facilitating workshops
Doing user research
Making digital or other kinds of products
Advising clients or stakeholders on options and solutions
Creating visual artefacts such as journey maps, personas or diagrams
Above all, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about design, technology and creativity and shares our ambition.
As always, we welcome applications from anyone looking for part time, flexible or family friendly hours.
Other open positions include project managers.
If you’d like to pop in for a chat or enquire about a role, drop your CV to hello@thisismN.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.