Connie O'Donoghue

Connie O'Donoghue

Office Manager

“Putting human experience at the core of business allows us to craft services and organisations that are loved by users and employees.”

Richard Sedley

Richard Sedley

CEO

“No brand intentionally delivers a poor customer experience. The best part of what we do is help clients realise their ambitions.”

Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas

Principal Consultant, Measurement

“My favourite part of this job is providing evidence that quantifies the customer experience. Good quant evidence helps our clients make better-informed business decisions.”

James Denholm

James Denholm

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Experiences matter because getting them right makes people happy and happiness is the end goal.”

Janki Lalji

Janki Lalji

Visual Designer

“Meaningful experiences matter especially when creating designs to help customers make the right decisions.”

Lavelle Hurley

Lavelle Hurley

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Great experiences lead to happiness, joy and a sense of euphoria.”

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

Senior Design Consultant, Measurement

“A great client experience is about delivering complex data in a clear and compelling way.”

Maha Alkhalawi

Maha Alkhalawi

Senior Service Designer

"Customer experience has always existed in its raw form, but only relatively recently have we given it the attention it deserves as the driving force behind a successful business or entity."

Joris Beets

Joris Beets

International Director, Service Design & Innovation

“Combine operational excellence and service leadership with the best customer experience… and the sky is the limit.”

Theresa Clifford

Theresa Clifford

Global Engagement Director

“Great experiences create customer loyalty and trust – get the experience right and drive both value and growth in your customer base.”

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Principal Consultant, Experience Design

“Experience design is taking the highly complex and making it simple - giving people rich and engaging solutions which they will want to use over and over.”

Nicola Hutchinson

Nicola Hutchinson

Consultant, Service Design

“Understanding customer needs and behaviours is fundamental for creating better businesses for our clients. Not only do I enjoy the range of clients I get to work with, but also the different challenges they present to us.”

Ioannis Melas

Ioannis Melas

Partner

"Experience matters because bad experiences destroy value."

Sayyid Hashmi

Sayyid Hashmi

Consultant, UX Research

“Accounting for the customer’s experience creates a win-win situation. The company gains more engagement from customers and customers feel valued.”

Phil Goad

Phil Goad

Service Design Director & Director of TMT

"It’s only when customers use products and services they come to life. Intimately understanding customer needs, provides the greatest opportunity for organisations to adapt, stay relevant and succeed."

John Dumas

John Dumas

Director, Research and Insight

“You have to include the customer. Or design decisions are just someone's opinion. Evidence based experiences matter.”

Nimrah Khan

Nimrah Khan

Accounts Assistant

“A good experience can improve a customer’s engagement with a brand, product or service. A great experience can excite a customer about a brand, product or service.”

Tobias Misera

Tobias Misera

Managing Consultant

“I believe that a positive customer experience is vital to the success of any organisation, service or product and that brands get the customer responses (good or bad) they deserve.”

Suzanne Hutson

Suzanne Hutson

Senior Consultant, UX Research

“I love conducting user research, because I get to observe first-hand the power of UX to make or break customer relationships. Great user experiences excite people, and engender trust and loyalty.”

James Wiggin

James Wiggin

Client Director

“In a commoditised world an experience is all that stands out. Make it good and people are loyal, make it poor and they’ll desert.”

Anna Murton

Anna Murton

Marketing Manager

"Engaging with your customer’s experience is the key to making meaningful and personalised solutions a successful reality."

Jon Stephens

Jon Stephens

Director of Consultancy

“Combining customer insight, commercial analysis and great design with an iterative, lean start-up approach is the best way to develop experiences that matter – for customers and our clients.”

Rita Sokorai

Rita Sokorai

Senior Business Designer

“Emphasising customer experience is a great way to create sustainable, competitive advantage for core business, and create growth from new businesses that delight customers and capture value for the company.”

Peter Neufeld

Peter Neufeld

Partner

“Really meaningful experiences help people make better decisions. That’s the heart of financial services. It matters.”

David Loughlin

David Loughlin

Principal Consultant, UX Research

“Successful products and services are built on a deep understanding of user needs and problems. Experiences matter because they are the tangible moments that bring solutions to life.”

Hammad Khan

Hammad Khan

Head of EY-Seren MENA

“Spending my life understanding what people want/need and helping organisations create products and services of meaningful interaction matters immensely to me. And hopefully our work matters to them too.”

Susan O'Shea

Susan O'Shea

Manager, Customer and Digital

“Experience matters because good is no longer enough. Customers want experiences that exceed their expectations. Get it right and you have the power to change people’s lives and transform companies.”

Adam Bradley

Adam Bradley

Consultant, UX Research

“I advocate that challenging existing assumptions about users and gaining a deep understanding of their needs and behaviours is vital to create experiences that are simple, exciting and compelling to use.”

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham

Recruitment Operations Coordinator

“Customer experience matters because good experiences improve customer happiness and loyalty, and the value of an organisation.”

James Grant

James Grant

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Experience design touches and shapes our lives everyday and is often the difference between the failure and success of a product. Creating experiences is very fulfilling to me; I know what I do matters.”

Roisin O'Brien

Roisin O'Brien

Manager, Customer and Digital

“Customer Experience matters because it creates the foundation for a truly customer centric organisation, that will in turn drive customer loyalty, advocacy and revenue generating behaviour.”

George Nutting

George Nutting

Visual Designer

“Customer insight is at the heart of every project. This means that everything I design is based on evidence, and that matters.”

Linda Stephens

Linda Stephens

Consultant, Experience Design

“First impressions last. Our role is to make them count, to create something that really connects to a customer’s needs and deliver an experience that will make them want to keep coming back.”

Yannis Masouras

Yannis Masouras

Consultant, UX Research

“Crafting the optimal user experience requires knowledge of what your customers want most, and what your company does best. Then focusing on where these two meet.”

Oliver Kenton

Oliver Kenton

Director

“Digital may be reshaping the world around us, but to really make a difference - to create a meaningful experience - you have to leave technology at the door: It’s still all about people.”

Noemi Mas

Noemi Mas

Principal Service Designer

"Having a customer experience that is effortless and enjoyable means that someone is working really hard at ensuring the experience looks like they are not working hard at all."

Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

Consultant, UX Research

“Including customers in the design process creates empathy. An empathetic approach surfaces real needs, and helps businesses meet them to craft experiences that matter.”

Anna Herdman

Anna Herdman

Senior Consultant

“If we create something without a good customer experience we’ve failed before we even started.”

Shean Malik

Shean Malik

Principal Consultant, Service Design

“Designing innovative experiences allows us to have a positive impact on society. We should do it right.”

Dimitri Berti

Dimitri Berti

Senior Consultant, Service Design

“Experience is how a brand unfolds its undeniable truth. Behind every promise there is a story revealing what a brand really is, and what it genuinely does for the customer. What ultimately matters.”

Ikshit Nigam

Ikshit Nigam

Principal Consultant, Measurement

“Customer experience is probably the only sustainable competitive advantage a brand can have. Brands who know this, become known.”

Alastair Cottrill

Alastair Cottrill

Principal Consultant, Business Design

“Every business exists to create a customer. And experience is the centrepiece of this – defining how you fit within your customers' lives, and providing the anchor for the design of your organisation.”

Stephen Cowburn

Stephen Cowburn

Head of Video

"Every user journey is a story. If we really understand these stories and we know how to explain them to others, we can start to change services, experiences and products for the better."

Ozde Karatas

Ozde Karatas

Senior Consultant, Research and Insight

"Customer experience is not only ‘the buying experience' anymore. It is about continuous interaction. Brands providing excellent service throughout all interactions and delivering engaging experiences will win the customers’ hearts."

Serge Isakov

Serge Isakov

Business Designer

“Relationships that last are defined through meaningful experiences. By understanding our experiences, we can innovate and deliver long lasting value that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Joel Bailey

Joel Bailey

Managing Consultant

"A good customer experience creates the conditions for profitable customer behaviours. We use good design to create propositions customers want, and multichannel services that are easy to use."

Anna Nagele

Anna Nagele

Business Design Consultant

"The experience is the story-world you create around your products and services - if you do it well it incites curiosity, attracts customers and helps them realise their ambitions and purpose."

Mark Coombes

Mark Coombes

Director

“I love looking for patterns in human behaviour. Finding out people’s real needs and requirements and how we can make their experience easier, better and more intuitive.”

Oliver Shreeve

Oliver Shreeve

Principal Consultant, UX Research

“I believe placing the customers’ experience first is vital, and taking this approach for our financial clients makes sure their customers are empowered to not just make day-to-day decisions with their money, but better long term life plans.”

Hannah Pitts

Hannah Pitts

Service Designer

“Experience design shouldn’t be about fixing problems. Well designed experiences minimise the potential for problems happening, and give people what they want and need"

Victoria Salter

Victoria Salter

CFO

"A positive customer experience fosters brand loyalty and increases sales. The best way to secure the financial success of a business is to secure the satisfaction of its customers."

Matt Milligan

Matt Milligan

Senior Consultant

"Customers should be treated like special guests at a party; with all their needs attended to. It is our job to help businesses make that reality."

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Senior Producer

"Through deep customer insight and understanding, we can provide the best possible experience. This builds stronger relationships, enabling ongoing synergy across every project, every time."

Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson

EY Partner, Head of Digital for UK&I Advisory

"As consumers, most people want experiences that are personalised, simple and fun. Yet, most people have no idea how to turn 'customer centricity' from a concept into a measurable reality. We know how to do that"

Billie Anderson-Waine

Billie Anderson-Waine

Principal Service Designer

"Great services are born when we understand what resonates with customers, recognise what will deliver business value and focus on the employee experience of those delivering it. That’s the sweet spot."

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Director, Retail Experience

"How we feel about a brand or product is no longer defined by what they tell us they are. Our opinions are formed through our interaction and experiences with them"

Chris Thelwell

Chris Thelwell

UX Practice Director

“Caring about the customer and the outcome they desire is the true measure of a great experience.”

Victoria Rogers

Victoria Rogers

Principal Consultant, Research and Insight

"A deep understanding of needs is core to creating a customer experience that’s relevant and meaningful within the context of people’s lives – and enables business to innovate and stand out against the competition."

Mick Angel

Mick Angel

Principal Service Designer

"Digital and de-centralisation creates an explosion of ideas. The pace of change is still growing and yet we are in a period resembling ‘Engels’ Pause’ for technology: it’s going to get very interesting."

Suzy Hogg

Suzy Hogg

Lead Service Design Consultant

"Customer expectations are higher than ever and organisations need to adapt quickly to stay relevant. Focusing on putting customers and users first is paramount, and a key differentiator."

Tyrone Barton-Robie

Tyrone Barton-Robie

Visual Designer

"When encountering any brand; every touchpoint within the customer's interaction is designed to deliver thoughtful experiences to ensure upmost satisfaction. Creating a lasting positive impression is a joy to deliver."

Matt Goodacre

Matt Goodacre

Consultant, Research and Insight

"Human experience is messy, complex and emotional. Untangling this messiness provides an essential understanding of how different people experiences the world, and the structures and relationships that underlie their interactions"

Anya Zeitlin

Anya Zeitlin

Design Consultant, Research and Insight

"User research and evidence based design are the foundations of great customer experience. And great customer experience generates value for businesses and consumers alike."

Shane Rooney

Shane Rooney

Senior Consultant, Customer and Digital

“Experience is the most valuable non-tangible asset you have, it is the gateway to your customer/users hearts and meeting or exceeding the customer/users expectations will prove the success of your product or service!”

Briar Holland

Briar Holland

UI Design Consultant

"All design decisions must be based on customer insight to provide a meaningful and helpful experience."

James Fowler

James Fowler

Business Design Consultant

"Putting customers at the heart of your organisation is the easiest thing to say and the hardest thing to actually do."

Cordia Lewis

Cordia Lewis

Head of Government

"Even in the digital age, people are still at the core of designing the most innovative and intuitive digital services for the customer. We can help you deliver the quality digital experiences customers need and expect."

Bedford Thomas

Bedford Thomas

HR Director

"We can only deliver a great service for our clients, when we provide the highest levels of employee experience."

Victoria O'Callaghan

Victoria O'Callaghan

Senior Consultant, Service Design

"We’re all customers. Our experiences as customers are woven into our lives, becoming part of our personal stories, so it’s vital to design experiences which live up to this responsibility."

James Cowdery

James Cowdery

Principal Product Manager

"We design useful products that serve user needs and enable brands to meet the expectations of the modern customer."

Lauren Ottaway

Lauren Ottaway

UX Design Consultant

"Understanding the needs and perspectives of our customers is crucial for the design of useful, relevant, and meaningful experiences."

Wil Colquhoun

Wil Colquhoun

Animator

"Our ability to visualise our clients’ complex concepts using illustration and animation is a core part of our ability to create change."

Michael Omodele

Michael Omodele

IT Support Engineer

“Experiences shape the way we think, act and approach everything. Creating a positive experience can surely only lead to a positive outcome”

Kulraj Smagh

Kulraj Smagh

Director Product Technology

"Creating great technology product starts with falling in love with the customer’s problem and a deep curiosity to understand the art of the possible and building it! Ship it!"

Danny Jennings

Danny Jennings

Senior Tech Product Manager

"The best products make the customer the hero of their story, and the problem that they face the villain."

Graeme Probert

Graeme Probert

Animator

“Clear communication with customers is a key component of a good experience. Animation is a great tool to translate complex concepts into attractive, simple messages.”

Mubine Din

Mubine Din

Principal Tech Product Manager

"Customers are transforming faster than we are. Don’t find customers for your products, find products and experiences for your customers."

Anna Hristova

Anna Hristova

Lead Tech Product Manager

"Successful products solve real world problems. Understanding the customer and their context is central to understanding the problem and creating a desirable solution."

James Lennon

James Lennon

Principal Software Engineer

"If you make customers unhappy in the real world, they tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy online, they tell 6,000 friends. Digital customer experience can’t just be good, it has to be legendary!"

William Gurney

William Gurney

Consultant Software Engineer

"Combining meaningful products with thoughtful, effortless technology provides individuals with an experience they are free to shape."

Matt Robbins

Matt Robbins

Senior Product Designer

“A clear understanding of context and underlying customer needs, when designing products, puts us in the best position to deliver meaningful experiences, whilst driving acquisition, retention and growth for the business.”

Sarah Uthayashanker

Sarah Uthayashanker

Service Design Consultant

"A great experience is so simple and rewarding that it becomes the customer’s go-to service, and makes its home within their wider sphere of getting things done."

Gary Kerruish

Gary Kerruish

Management Accountant

“Customer experience is a key aspect of any business, as the experience is the driver for customer retention and brand loyalty. Providing a good experience the platform to demonstrate the values we live by as people and businesses.”

Daniel Casari

Daniel Casari

Senior Consultant

“The only point of differentiation in the digital age is the customer experience itself. Businesses that recognise this achieve a sustainable competitive advantage over their rivals.”

Vinny Ryder

Vinny Ryder

Visual Designer & Animator

"A great customer journey makes for a great story. Using visual design and animation we bring clarity and transparency to these stories, so that companies can really connect to what their customers are saying, thinking and feeling."

Lee Herold

Lee Herold

Junior Service Design Consultant

"Service providers benefit from clever, well-designed experiences. They provide key advantage to competition and provide solutions to problems customers haven’t even detected yet."

Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent

Senior Consultant

"Understanding your customer is key to creating exceptional experiences. Consumers share more data than ever before. With this comes an expectation for businesses to deliver meaningful experiences that add value to every customer interaction."

Emer O'Kelly

Emer O'Kelly

Manager, Customer and Digital

"Customers demand and expect experiences that are created from their insights, supported by design, and brought to life by exceptional products and services. Simple!"

Jason Buck

Jason Buck

Principal Service Designer

“No matter the business, the tech, the systems or where in the world … it’s all about the people. Find out who they are and what they’re trying to do, then you can build a better business your customers love and achieve your objectives.”

Ciarán Mylod

Ciarán Mylod

Senior Consultant

"Great designs, and the service and products developed by it, are truly timeless and universally appreciated. Great design will inspire future generations to strive to improve using these designs as benchmarks."

Rachael Corcoran

Rachael Corcoran

Senior Manager

“Excellent Customer Experience gives a warm glow of satisfaction for both customer and company.”

Nathan Eyers

Nathan Eyers

Principal Delivery Consultant

"A good customer experience should be effortless, timeless, and utterly satisfying. These are delivered through digital activations, meaningful design, and a good old-fashioned sense of care."

Ella King

Ella King

Production Assistant

"Providing a good customer experience benefits both the company and our clients - there are no downsides to building outstanding customer experience."

Join the team

We are always looking for new people to join our rapidly expanding team. We would love to hear from practitioners in data analysis, customer insight, innovation and service, product, business or interface design.

Click here to read more about working at EY-Seren

Data Visualisation Design Lead

EY-Seren is a strategic design consultancy, where world-class Service Designers, Business Designers, UX Researchers and Product Designers work together to solve some of the world’s big challenges. The Storytelling Team is a group of Video Producers, Animators, Illustrators and Designers within EY-Seren, which helps our clients create stories in exciting, engaging forms, including documentaries, animations, infographics and data visualisations.

The role: 

We’re looking for a Data Viz Design Lead to help us tell visually striking, data-driven stories. The successful candidate will form a conduit between EY-Seren’s existing dat­a and analytics team and our Storytelling Team to help us create beautiful data visualisations. Reporting into the Head of Video, the Data Viz Design Lead will support the team by:

  • Creating initial data ‘sketches’ that can help the wider team see the basic ‘shape’ of data-sets
  • Leading on the creation of beautiful static Data Viz designs, based on supplied data sets
  • Working with the wider Storytelling Team to help create designs for animated or interactive content. which other team members can build

Key skills

  • A dedicated, creative visual designer
  • Expert knowledge of data visualisation software and techniques
  • Solid, broad knowledge of the data landscape

Attributes

  • A problem-solving thinker, who can take an awkward brief and come up with solutions
  • A fast prototyper and visual magpie, who can use sketches and 'found' elements to quickly demonstrate ideas
  • A die-hard fan of data design and illustration  

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

People

Senior UX Research Consultant

EY-Seren's advanced research and measurement techniques allow us to gain this understanding of how customers currently interact with your business and how they could do in the future. This means we can confidently identify new markets, and design products and services, as well as allowing us to advise our clients on how to optimise their existing operations for maximum business impact. 

We also work with clients to build the internal culture and systems required to be customer-centred on an ongoing basis.

Key skills

  • Lead client engagements with support from Principal Consultants and Head of Practice
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass onto Client Services and New Business for on sell and upsell and contributes to proposals as required
  • Inspires and leads clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality insight and design as directed by the Client Partner, Managing Consultant and Program Manager
  • Supervises the day to day work of a small, multi-disciplinary project team
  • Supports the Head of Practice in the recruitment and allocation of resource for projects 
  • Supports methodology leadership for the practice area and works with the Head of Practice to implement new methodologies
  • Helps to develop and deliver specialist training to embed Seren's methodologies
  • Supports Consultants on the application of Seren's methodologies 
  • Attend and contributes to industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Support the Principal and Head of Practice to deliver account plans and new business proposals 
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Consultants 
  • Takes ownership of at least two to three accounts, attends project briefings and client meetings
  • Plan and conduct customer research, including methods such as design ethnography contextual research, lab-based research and focus groups 

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Recognised Degree
  • Portfolio 
  • Proficient in user research and testing tools and set-up (e.g. mobile testing, recording solutions, etc.)
  • Proficient in core analysis and reporting tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in Adobe CC (desirable)
  • Ability to write to a high standard
  • Effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

Desirable

  • 5+ years experience
  • Recognised Masters
  • Previous experience in managing a team 

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

Principal Business Designer

Business designers bring commercial and strategic rigour to our design projects, ensuring our recommendations create both customer and business value. They combine deep business expertise with a strong knowledge of both design and customer insights.

At EY-Seren, business designers are involved throughout our design projects. Their ability to translate between the worlds of business and design mean they often play key leadership roles on projects, including:

  • Leading multidisciplinary design teams in diverse project and client settings 
  • Interfacing with senior clients to translate business objectives into design briefs, and design activity into business outcomes
  • Working directly for EY partners and/or leading EY consultants as part of hybrid teams and programmes

A business designer's craft is designing for the commercial viability of design recommendations. To this end, they add value across the lifetime of a project:

  • Understand market dynamics, identify growth opportunities and business model implications
  • Support innovation with the design of new business models and validation experiments
  • Model financial benefits of initiatives and build investment cases
  • Identify implications of a design project on organisational structures, strategic assets and operating models in order to execute
  • Drive ideas through to implementation, defining the execution roadmap, go-to-market strategy or transition to product strategy and MVP 

Key tasks and responsibilities

Principal Consultants are trusted to lead and inspire multiple cross-discipline project teams. They take responsibility for the most senior client relationships, managing risks, coaching colleagues, ensuring delivery success and creating sell-on opportunities. They are known as experts in one or more sectors and they develop new EY-Seren tools and offerings.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Inspire and lead multiple clients and project teams unsupported, ensuring the delivery of high-quality insight, design and critical thinking
  • Supervise and oversee the day-to-day work of multiple teams and works with the Practice Director to ensure quality of output across projects
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects and across the client organisation and works with Client Services and the New Business team to secure, on-sell and up-sell, and contribute to new business proposals and pitches as required
  • Lead new business proposals where required, including scoping project, defining approach, writing proposal and scoping resource requirements
  • Support the Practice Director in recruitment and the allocation of resource to each project
  • Work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies and support practice integration; recommend frameworks to embed insight into an organisation
  • Develop and deliver specialist training to embed EY-Seren’s methodologies, both within the team and externally
  • Contribute to Business Design practice thought leadership through writing, speaking and internal IP development
  • Line to Business Design practice thought leadership through writing, speaking and internal IP development 

Skills and Experience

The nature of the role demands a hybrid skill set that combines commercial and analytical rigour with strong creative intuition and a growth mindset. The following experience is desired for this role:

  • A skilled professional with 8+ years of experience, ideally gained in a combination of a traditional management consulting environment and in a design, innovation, startup or corporate growth setting
  • Very comfortable in a consulting role and experienced with a client-facing position in an agency/consulting environment, including leading client workshops and developing and delivering strategic recommendations
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary design teams. A demonstrated ability to advocate for the value and application of design to senior stakeholders
  • Experienced in leading, defining and implementing innovation, customer experience or growth strategies for companies across different industries. Experience in delivering digital innovation to market preferable
  • Experience working across the innovation project lifecycle from customer research and insight generation to idea generation and prototyping through to agile delivery
  • Experience in a thought leadership role, demonstrated through writing (blog, white paper, etc.) and/or speaking engagements 
  • A demonstrated understanding of the following domains, with significant depth in at least three or four:
    • Business strategy and business model analysis
    • Financial modelling and investment case development
    • Design theory and methods
    • Innovation management theory and practice
    • Product/marketing strategy
    • Brand strategy
    • Customer behaviour and psychology
    • Product management
    • Business change and transformation
  • MBA preferred

Interested?

Please send us your CV to recruitment@ey-seren.com along with an answer to the following question. Keep it short and sharp ( <300 words).

  • Think about a business model for 'blockchain-enabled fractional ownership of cars'
    • Do you think this could be a viable business?
    • What are some of the questions you would want to validate?
    • How might you go about it?

UI Designer

A UI Designer is competent and proficient in delivering design work including User Interface (UI) and prototyping alongside building great relationships with developers. They are responsible for quality and speed of delivery of assigned work, while forging an understanding of project requirements, roles of all team members and deliverables. They create a positive team environment and help build client relationships by delivering outstanding User Experience through amazing UI design. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Senior, Lead and Principal consultants on client projects taking responsibility for the User Interface (UI) design part of the project
  • Turn rough ideas and sketches into beautiful, polished designs
  • Inspire clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality design work as directed by the Senior, Lead, Principal Consultant, Practice Director and Managing Consultant
  • Attend industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Junior Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients
  • Actively develop their knowledge of the full range of UI and Product Design techniques and work with the Senior, Lead, Principal Consultant and Practice Director to apply them to client projects

Experience and attributes

  • 2+ years' relevant experience in UI or Product Design, good understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like UX Design, IA and Service Design
  • Experience of delivering within a design or cross-functional team including other designers of mixed disciplines (e.g.: UX, IA)
  • Has the ability to balance the perfect experience against the ability to ship early and learn
  • Experience of design workshops is desirable
  • Experience with Design Systems, grid frameworks, delivering to and creating style guides and other responsive design experience is highly desirable
  • Experience working alongside developers in a continuous and iterative way (ideally as part of an agile team, e.g.: Scrum) is highly desirable
  • Is able to write to a good standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • Is people-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree or similar experience (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient in Sketch, Adobe CS, Invision, and other design related tools
  • A willingness to travel and work at client sites in the UK and overseas some of the time     

Senior UX Designer

A Senior Consultant is the hands-on expert and go-to person on their projects for their discipline (UX). They’ll feel comfortable scoping, planning and managing medium-sized projects within their discipline, with inout from Lead and Principal consultants and their Practice Director. They create a positive team environment and help build client relationships by delivering outstanding User Experience.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead client engagements with support from the Lead or Principal Consultant and Practice Director
  • Inspire clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality design work as directed by the Lead, Principal Consultant, Practice Director and Managing
  • Supervise the day to day work of a small, multi-disciplinary project team
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass on to Client Services and New Business for on-sell and up-sell and contribute to new business proposals as required
  • Support the Practice Director in the recruitment and allocation of resource for projects
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies
  • Help to develop and deliver specialist training to embed EY-Seren’s methodologies
  • Attend and contribute to industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients
  • Actively develop their knowledge of the full range of UX and Product Design techniques and work with the Lead, Principal Consultant and Practice Director to apply them to client projects
  • Line manage one or two consultants (Junior to Consultant)

Experience and attributes

  • Shows creative intuition, able to apply a wide range of Design Thinking techniques, able to deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical and technical mindset and skills to work out the details to deliver real value to clients
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience in UX or Product Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, IA, UI design, Service Design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Proven experience with Design Systems, grid frameworks, delivering to and creating style guides and other responsive design experience
  • Experience working alongside developers in a continuous and iterative way (ideally as part of an agile team, eg. Scrum)
  • Has the ability to balance the perfect experience against the ability to ship early and learn
  • Experience of running design workshops is desirable
  • Has knowledge of UX design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration with others
  • Is able to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines, previous line management experience is desirable
  • Is people-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree or similar experience (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient in Sketch, Adobe CS, Invision and other design related tools A willingness to travel and work overseas

UX Research Consultant

We are looking for a mid-weight UX Research Consultant to join our London office in Shoreditch. While you need to be a UX Researcher at the core, the work you will be doing is increasingly Experience Design Research. 

As part of an embedded team for one of our key financial services clients, you will keep the client's customers included throughout their design process. Driven by challenger banks and fintech, you will be constantly exploring the application of the latest tech and experience trends.

You will get to learn and grow as part of a leading service and experience design agency. This includes a generous annual budget to spend on personal and professional development of your choosing.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Planning and conducting exploratory research with users to identify needs, gaps, pain-points and opportunities - using contextual, lab-based and remote research methods.
  • Gathering insights about ideas and solutions as part of an iterative design approach.
  • Facilitating workshops and collaborative exercises that bring stakeholders and users closer together.
  • Working directly with clients with limited supervision, you will establish their needs and develop strong relationships, while raising their awareness of EY-Seren's capabilities.
  • Providing day to day support to more junior team members in developing their ability to deliver best in class research methods.
  • Actively contributing to the development of our research and experience design methods and practice.
  • Bringing diverse and thought provoking perspectives to explore solutions with clients.
  • Developing your ability to contribute beyond deliverables - case studies, proposals, presentations, articles and posts.
  • Striving to improve your personal and professional development through project opportunities and our learning curricula, and seeking out coaching and feedback on a regular basis.
  • Being an active and influential part of EY-Seren through positive energy, attitude and contributions.

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Recognised Degree
  • Portfolio
  • Proficient in user research and testing tools and set-up (e.g. mobile testing, recording solutions, etc.)
  • Confident presenting to internal and external teams
  • Ability to effectively prioritise, deliver to deadlines, and write to a high standard
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

Desirable

  • 2+ years’ experience

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com.

Principal Product Designer (UX/UI)

Want to create the best work of your life? Lead the most amazing teams you'll ever get to work with? Work on BIG projects for BIG clients that, most importantly, make a BIG impact? We're growing an incredible Product Design team in London and we need the best-of-the-best, is that you?

We are looking for a Principal Product Designer (UX/UI) to join our London office in Shoreditch. You'll work across several client engagements leading teams to achieve amazing results. Our clients and teams will look up to you as a true expert. You’ll convince them to trust in your experience and demonstrate it by delivering the most amazing products and experiences. You’ll be hands-on too, not afraid to get into the detail. 

A key part of growing our large Product Design Practice. You’ll work alongside the best in Service Design, Strategy, Research and Technology. You’ll be the best-of-the-best and we’ll expect you to show it every day. 

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • First and foremost: inspire and lead multiple project teams, ensuring the delivery of high quality and innovative design with critical, brilliant thinking
  • Work with Client Directors, Managing Consultants and Programme Managers to shape engagements and proposals to develop accounts and new business opportunities
  • Bring the latest and best thinking around approach and methodology to all our clients and every engagement
  • Become a trusted advisor to a number of our key clients
  • Work with the Director of Product Design to grow and develop the people in the Product Design team, including line-managing a number of designers from Junior to Lead level
  • Collaborate with your peers to deliver blended solutions of Product Design, Service Design, Research and Strategy

Skills and Experience

  • A maker at heart, you love a great problem and the process of finding the solution
  • Experienced, very experienced at UX, UI and design in general
  • Experience of leading teams, projects, clients, proposals, you naturally rise to the top in whatever you are given
  • Experience of delivering products or services from the initial idea to the hands of the customer—you’ve worked with developers and product managers as well as clients and stakeholders—and, somehow, still created amazing experiences
  • You work with the latest and greatest software, but you’ve been around to see it all; from Adobe Creative Suite to Sketch, Axure, Invision you’ll also know how to put together an engaging presentation in Powerpoint (yes, we hate it too)
  • Smart, energetic and able to operate in high-pressure situations to an exceptional standard
  • You're not just the best, you get the best out of the people around you     

Is this you?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

Service Designer

We are looking for Consultants to join our Service Design team. A Consultant in this team will have to be hands-on in all elementary service design tools, skills & processes. They should above all be smart, switched on and have a strategic, creative and analytical mindset. Consultants should also have enough experience and confidence to give presentations, and organise and run both customer and client-facing research and design sessions. They should enjoy working on greatly varying projects, be open to learning about new industries, new cultures and unknown professional territories, and be always working to deliver and embed outstanding and transformative service design through team effort.       

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertakes project work as directed by the Senior Consultant, Principal and Practice Director
  • Provides day to day support to Juniors on the application of EY-Seren methodologies
  • Actively seeks to understand project requirements, roles of all team members, aims and deliverables
  • Monitors own delivery against project requirements, effectively prioritises and delivers to deadlines
  • Delivers tasks with some direction from more senior team members, maintains good relationships with account teams to meet project objectives
  • Shows initiative to collaborate with other disciplines to deliver project tasks
  • Mentors Junior staff and interns
  • Works directly with clients with limited supervision, is competent in performing certain client management responsibilities - with support, takes opportunity to raise client's awareness of EY-Seren's capability, seeks to understand a client's goals. Identifies and acts on opportunities within projects to pass on to the Client Services team for on-sell and up-sell. Identifies potential opportunities with Senior and Principal consultants
  • Shows an active interest in the development of practice methodology and makes recommendations to Senior and Principal Consultants and the Practice Director
  • Shares project/client learning and outcomes with team and company
  • Is able to articulate EY-Seren methodologies and their value to client, is able to articulate EY-Seren's mission statement, present case studies of any projects worked on, articulate the joint EY and EY-Seren offering. Works to gain general understanding of EY business.
  • Attends project briefings and client meetings, industry events.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of common Service Design techniques and their application.

Skills and Experience

  • Has demonstrable experience in in-depth contextual research, quantitative research, journey mapping, persona building, hosting creative sessions, service prototyping, embedding design & instilling change
  • Shows creative intuition, is able to apply a wide range of creative techniques, deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical mindset and skills to work out organisational and business details to deliver real value to clients
  • Has 1-3 years’ relevant experience in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Has knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration, is able set up and conduct customer research, both contextual in-depth and remote large-scale
  • Demonstrates an understanding of business and organisational systems 
  • Can see the bigger picture and find direction from depth, insight and complexity
  • Is able to present case studies of projects worked on
  • Delivers compelling and articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content. Chooses content, style and language appropriate to audience and context. Confident presenting to internal and external teams. Able to field questions with credibility.
  • Is capable of designing and running activities within a project, e.g. a co-creation session
  • Has the ability to think strategically across challenges and projects
  • Is proficient in Adobe CS
  • Writes to a high standard, is fluent/native in English, additional major languages desired
  • Effectively prioritises and delivers to deadlines
  • Is people centred from research through to delivery
  • Is able to present a portfolio showing all above
  • Has a recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable) 
  • Is willing to travel and work overseas

Senior Service Designer

We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Service Design team, reporting into the Practice Director.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead client engagements with support from the Principal Consultant and Practice Director
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass on to Client Services and New Business for on-sell and up-sell and contribute to new business proposals as required
  • Inspire and lead clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality insight and design as directed by the Client Director, Managing Consultant and Programme Manager
  • Supervise the day to day work of a small, multi-disciplinary project team
  • Support the Practice Director in the recruitment and allocation of resource for projects
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies
  • Help to develop and deliver specialist training to embed Seren’s methodologies
  • Attend and contribute to industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients
  • Actively develop their knowledge of the full range of service design techniques and work with the Principal Consultant and Practice Director to apply them to client projects
  • Line manage one or two consultants (Junior to Consultant)

Skills and experience

  • Shows creative intuition, able to apply a wide range of creative techniques, able to deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical mindset and skills to work out organisational and business details to deliver real value to clients
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Has knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration, able to scope, set up and lead customer research, both contextual in-depth and remote large-scale
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of business and organisational systems
  • Is able to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines, previous line management experience is desirable
  • Is people-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient in Adobe CS
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

​Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com.

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