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Playground is looking for a User Interface Designer with experience in the digital world.

[ Full-time ]


You’ll be part of the agency’s creative team and work under the guidance of the creative director on the for various projects for national and international brands. You’ll ideate and execute pixel-perfect UIs for web apps, social, digital strategy, eCommerce, experience pages, corporate sites and much more.

Coordinated by a Project Manager, you’ll work in direct contact with an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, copywriters and front-end/back-end developers, with the aim of creating innovative and unique solutions that meet the company’s constantly evolving needs.

We are looking for a driven individual with a strong drive to produce impactful visual work that is at the forefront of what is happening in digital media.

Main responsibilities

Gathering and analysing briefs, devising solutions optimised for the client’s needs, discussing them with the Project Manager and the Creative Director

Creating layouts and pixel-perfect interfaces with a big focus on usability and accessibility, without sacrificing the aesthetics

Develop wireframes, mockups and interactive prototypes optimised for a wide range of devices and interfaces using the main development tools (Figma, Sketch, XD, Principle for Mac etc.)

Develop, organise and complete Design System and complex big media

Design and create captivating animations with After Effect for different contexts: websites, social networks, banners, mockups etc

Develop effective layouts, enhancing the content through the skilful use of icons, images, infographics and ad hoc interactions

Skills and qualifications

Masters degree in the Design field with a focus on user interface design themes, and/or 3-5 years of experience as a UI Designer / Digital Art Director in a similar role

A portfolio that sufficiently reflects your background

Strong aptitude for team working, collaborating and supporting colleagues, always maintaining a constructive approach

Strong problem solving skills and an ability to rationalise your own ideas/intuitions

Good storytelling and presentation skills to clearly and logically communicate your ideas with internal stakeholders and clients

Experience in producing quotes and estimates for assigned activities

Good knowledge of the English language

Technical skills

Knowledge and understanding of UX fundamentals (interviews, personas, user tests, research, discovery etc)

Excellent knowledge of Adobe suite (PS, AI, ID, XD) and in particular After Effects for creating and editing videos, animated banners, motion graphics and mockups

Proven experience in creating interfaces and prototypes with Figma / Sketch (Figma preferable)

Basic theoretical understanding of development (CSS, HTML, GSAP, Three.js) to create realistic proposals

Nice to have

Knowledge of modelling/3D animation software (Blender)

What we offer

Full-time employment contract

Ticket Restaurant

Latest generation MacBook Pro

Training courses designed to deepen and enrich both soft skills and technical knowledge

Paid overtime or accumulation of hour bank

Corporate benefits platform

Annual subscription to Gympass (flexible access to gyms, sports facilities, courses, personal trainers and wellness apps)

Indoor canteen area with refrigerators and microwaves

Relaxation areas with table soccer, table tennis, musical instruments and games

Hybrid working and flexible hours

About us

Playground is an independent digital agency founded in 2006. We’re a team of around 60 people and collaborate with some of the most exciting brands in the market, including The North Face, Inter F.C, Vans, Salewa, Luxottica, Timberland, Milan, Napapijri, and Hogan, to name a few.

We design and create digital experiences and content such as websites, web platforms, e-commerce, DEM campaigns, online contests, casual games, content for campaigns and motion graphic videos.

We take care of the whole production cycle, from strategy to UX design, from UI implementation to web development.

In the past two years, we have entered three prestigious rankings:

  • 1000 Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2021 compiled by the Financial Times
  • Growth Leaders 2021, 2022 and 2023 compiled by Il Sole 24 Ore and Statista
  • Champions of Growth 2022 and 2023 compiled by the German ITQF Institute in collaboration with La Repubblica Affari & Finanza

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