Senior UX/UI Designer in Washington, DC at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1140 19th Street NW
    Washington, DC
  • Job Type:
    Banking, Retail
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

• Establish, implement and maintain a Digital Design System to ensure UI consistency across all of KeyBank's Digital Properties, faster production of UI design and development, an established shared vocabulary for Digital UX @ Key, simplicity in UI testing and a useful resource hub for Design best practices.
• Lead and govern Key’s Digital experience design standards, visual style and technical tooling in partnership with engineering, marketing and other UX & Design leaders.
• Develop reusable, adaptable and unified UX patterns, design systems, libraries and style guides for use across Key’s digital products, services and properties.
• Partner with Marketing to ensure alignment of the digital design system to the Key Brand and Voice.
• Implement processes and tools to ensure the digital standards and design systems can be used efficiently, flexibly and consistently by both internal and external partners.
• Ensure digital design deliverables adhere to established design standards and guidelines.
• Manage a library for typography, layouts and grids, colors, icons, components, coding conventions, voice and tone, style-guides and other documentation.
• Implement and manage common frameworks (e.g. Voice Guides), tools (e.g. Invision, Sketch) and processes (e.g. UI peer reviews) needed to support and align the design practice at Key.
• Present the design system’s mission, library and process to other groups including team members and internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure Key is meeting or exceeding industry guidelines for accessibility by conducting accessibility testing and audits and explicitly incorporating accessibility requirements and standards into the design system.
• Research and stay abreast of user experience, user-centered design, and interaction design trends across platforms.
• Stay current with industry trends, standard processes, solutions, tools and technologies.
• Be an advocate for the user and have an innate ability to translate customer needs into scalable, effective UI design with a propensity towards simplification.
• Assist in the development and evaluation of personas, user stories, and usability studies.
• Develop and contribute to heuristic evaluations, sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes.
• Mentor, motivate and inspire other designers, product managers, engineers and stakeholders.
• Manage the standards and design systems as a living body of work continually iterating and optimizing in response to new form factors, changing consumer preferences and behaviors and evolving UI/UX trends.


  • Knowledge of interactive design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and InVision.
  • Good understanding of web standards and best practices.
  • Good understanding of design fundamentals: color theory, typography, hierarchy, and other UI considerations.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and multi-skilled in various aspects of Design (design thinking, user research, information architecture, visual design, writing, and experience design).
  • A positive attitude, a sense of humor and a desire to build meaningful products for users.
  • Willingness to give and accept constructive criticism.
  • Portfolio of design work that demonstrates a thoughtful approach and attention to detail.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related design experience.

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

Key Community Bank serves individuals and small to midsized businesses from Maine to Alaska through our 15-state network of over 1,200 branches, 1,500 ATMs, telephone banking and robust online and mobile platforms. KeyBank’s Consumer/Business Banking segment provides consumers and small business owners with straightforward banking solutions and personal finance expertise that helps them make confident financial decisions today and plan for tomorrow. Key Private Bank offers wealth planning that follows a consistent, disciplined approach guided by objective advice based on each unique situation. KeyBank Commercial Bank offers midsize business financial services that drive growth and profitability and help business owners identify new opportunities with products and services including deposit, cash management, investment services, commercial lending, equipment leasing, and asset-based lending.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

JobID: 28570BR


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