UX Designer

Location: The Distance, York

Role Type: Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a UX Designer to join our discovery team, reporting to our Head of Operations and working within the operations team. You will need to be able to manage a busy and diverse workload. In this role, you should be an analytical and creative UX designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. This will require a proactive, forward-thinking mindset with excellent computer literacy and verbal communication skills. A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.


  • Ability to facilitate Discovery workshops with our team and clients (in person and remote)
  • Supporting clients to understand their goals and pain points
  • Define user flows and information architecture diagrams
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
  • Analysing client feedback and iterating to enhance the user experience
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Work with UI designers to implement attractive designs
  • Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
  • Keep abreast of mobile industry and UX trends
  • Proven experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role
  • Strong portfolio of design projects
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Analytical mind with a business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Coordinate remote/in-person user testing sessions and document results

Key skills

  • Artistic eye for design and ability to think creatively
  • Excellent organisational, time and project management skills
  • Experience of design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, etc
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
  • Fluent knowledge of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and Google’s Material Design
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in visual design or equivalent experience

Finally, the candidate must show a keen interest in making the mobile world a career choice. The Distance want to help develop a master of their trade by a supportive environment and additional training opportunities where required.

The role comes with

  • A competitive salary (depending on experience)
  • Latest Dell/MacBook and HD Monitor
  • Workplace pension
  • Employee incentives
  • Minimum of 31 days holiday entitlement (we close at Christmas)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular team socials

York is an incredibly vibrant city of culture, with a thriving tech community; there are monthly meet ups for all major tech subjects and it has been named “the best place to live in Britain” by the Sunday Times this year.

Submit your covering letter and CV to jobs@thedistance.co.uk (agencies will not be considered for this role)