Lead Designer (Product/Interactive)

  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Full-time

Design at Underbelly is central to the awesome work we produce with our clients. We’re a multidisciplinary team specializing in user experience, interface design, branding, motion, and illustration. We solve complex problems for some of the world’s leading companies, in addition to helping small businesses get new products and brands off the ground. We’re passionate, cooperative, thoughtful, respectful, and always push ourselves and our craft. At Underbelly we care about people and making their lives better through design.

As Lead Designer, you’ll work closely with our internal design team, clients, developers, and project managers to ship beautiful and useful digital experiences. You’ll be involved with projects start to finish—leading a successful kickoff, defining the problem, and conducting research; exploring design solutions, validating those decisions with users and stakeholders, building a spec, and shipping.

You’ll provide value by being a principle designer on your own client projects and by providing valuable direction to other designers. Throughout the project timeline you’ll guide and mentor the team. You’ll confirm that they have a deep understanding of the problem that needs to be solved and that their potential solutions are relevant, comprehensive, and creative. Additionally, you’ll lead by example by following product development processes, communicating with stakeholders, continually developing your skills and experience, soliciting feedback early and often, and outlining product specifications with the proper assets and deliverables.

All that said, believe it or not, we like to keep a pretty fun, laidback atmosphere. We’re looking for someone who is not only a leader and designer, but a good fit for our close-knit team.

What you’ll do

  • Run successful kickoffs for client projects, establish business needs, customer needs, and scope of work
  • Help develop and refine design and product development processes
  • Provide frequent direction, feedback, and critique to the design team
  • Contribute to a healthy design team culture
  • Work closely and strategically with management team
  • Design engaging experiences for web and mobile
  • Prototype & validate your ideas
  • Work directly with a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies (think Netflix; Facebook) to fast-rising startups
  • Collaborate with leadership, designers, developers, and project managers
  • Communicate design solutions and iterate based on feedback

You have

  • A portfolio showcasing 5+ years of strong human-centered interaction design work
  • Senior-level experience through the full cycle of product design, including research and validation
  • Strong experience leading design in a cross-functional product team, ideally in an agency environment
  • A exceptional understanding of visual design fundamentals; typography, color, grid, space, and composition
  • Mastery of relevant design tools and applications
  • Demonstrated experience prototyping interactions using motion and animation
  • Confidence speaking and leading conversation in large groups
  • A serious and earnest desire to solve complex problems
  • Clear, concise, and articulate communication skills
  • A self-motivated desire to constantly learn and improve your craft
  • A collaborative, humble nature


  • Location: work in downtown Salt Lake City, minutes from the beautiful outdoors
  • People: a passionate and talented team of collaborators who are serious about their work (but don’t take themselves too seriously)
  • Workstation gear: a standing desk, Aeron chair, new Mac & 4K display
  • Conference stipend: we pay up to $1,500 a year for whatever conference you would like to attend
  • Venture: this is a unique opportunity to pitch and work on your own product idea for at least 3 months (ask us about this)
  • Hack days: we like to invest in our team – learn something new, write an article, explore techniques, play with new tech (like VR)
  • Enjoy yourself: a fun culture, frequent off-sites, company retreats, foosball, and plenty of free food, coffee, nitro cold brew, and beer (not required)

What you’ll get

  • Money (competitive salary + quarterly profit sharing)
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 20+ days paid time off each year
  • Paid holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Relocation support

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