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UX Visual Design Manager

Company: Allstate
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The world isn't standing still, and neither is Allstate. We're moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers' evolving needs. That's why now is an exciting time to join our team. You'll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.
You'll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards - a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities. Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.
Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life's uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we've thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever's coming next - to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We've been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don't follow the trends. We set them. UX at Allstate
We're a large and well-respected digital design organization of 115+ passionate UX designers, content designers, researchers, visual designers, and design program managers led by our VP UX, and we'll be growing by 40% in 2022! We're hiring to evolve UX across dozens of digital products and services and Allstate brands and to establish a shared design platform: an expanded design system, reusable content, user research, and design thinking.

Here's what you can expect from a UX career at Allstate:
Participate in a collaborative, fun and friendly remote team environment that values diversity, builds and trains individuals, and supports long-term career and skills growth
Contribute to large-scale digital systems and products that are used by millions of customers and have a meaningful impact on our business
Join a proven UX organization that is benefitting from high growth, demand, visibility, and investment
Practice true user-centered design, supported by robust research and analytics capabilities
At Allstate, you'll help innovate and reinvent insurance and improve customers' lives by designing products to support them in their moments of greatest need, and you'll have fun along the way. Join our diverse team of creative problem solvers using our talents for good - at work and in life! Job Summary:
As a strategic design aesthetic lead at Allstate, the Visual Design Manaer plans for, facilitates creation of, and manages clear, consistent, and engaging high-quality digital user interfaces to drive bottom-line business results for the company. You'll coordinate collaboration across a broad range of customer experiences and touchpoints, including branded websites, application and product development, e-commerce, iOS, Android, web responsive, email and other digital content and software. You are the expert as well as a resource and mentor for other visual design team members.
The Visual Design Manager also supports Allstate's overall brand objectives by ensuring accessible design consistency, and by communicating brand values and the Allstate design language through every stage of the customer journey. You'll be an expert at leveraging typography, color, iconography, illustration, digital imagery, motion and layout design into an enterprise-wide consistent design system. You'll be able to identify the potential need for new design patterns when necessary.
You'll use design thinking and keep the user at the center of everything we do when collaborating with UX Content Designers, UX Designers, and UX Researchers. You'll work within an agile framework to create human-centered visual design solutions that utilize customer insights, data, legal and stakeholder input.
All applicants should provide work samples, with proper consideration of copyright restrictions. The applicant should be able to speak to their design philosophy and be aware of design trends. Applicants who cannot provide work samples will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities:
Partner with UX Designers, UX Content Designers, UX Researchers, and Technology team members to ensure design follows best practices, optimizes messaging, and is technically feasible; collaborate closely with business stakeholders to ensure business goals are met
Partner with outside vendors, as needed, for visual design to ensure consistency with digital brand guidelines and optimized formatting of assets
Create and/or present mood boards, visual design comps, and other design deliverables to both internal and client teams, educating teams on the design process and rationale behind solutions
Produce or oversee production of all necessary design elements, assets, templates, graphics, etc. to ensure design consistency and quality across multiple digital channels
Assist the Director, Design & Content Platform & Quality in the execution and management of digital brand standards and style guides
Assist with Interpretation of the IT strategy and align resources and people to meet strategic goals in alignment with the business objectives of the organization
Manage a sub-area or department within a division, functional area, or group of products/services/technologies

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job does have supervisory duties. Preferred Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 7 or more years of related experienceCertificates, Licenses, Registrations
    • NoneFunctional Skills
      • A strong portfolio, demonstrating an expertise in typography, imagery, color, and visual hierarchy across a variety of digital landscapes (websites, responsive design, mobile apps, landing pages, banner ads, email campaigns, etc.)
      • Proficient with a wide range of design tools, including Adobe Creative Suite; expert in Photoshop
      • Ability to work effectively from Information Architecture and translate Wireframes into works of art
      • Experience working on large-scale, response-driven digital programs
      • Understanding capabilities and limitations of front end technologies, including CSS, HTML, and JavaScript (not expected to code)
      • Excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills
      • Nice to Have Skills
      • UX or Human Factors training
      • Front-end coding skills (CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
      • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.Compensation Data
        The hiring range for this position is $130,000 - $150,000. Offers will be commensurate with experience.
        The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

        Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands -.

        As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate's benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits

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        Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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Keywords: Allstate, Chicago , UX Visual Design Manager, Executive , Northbrook, Illinois

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