Senior Designer (Interface)

Our studio is growing and we’re looking for a few amazing people to join our team. Maybe that’s you! We’re seeking a Senior Designer (Interface) for our Toronto-based studio.

Every team member at Normative has a clear vision of what the future should be, and the passion to help build it. If you’re interested in creating software products and services that push boundaries and passionate about exploring the overlap between design, culture and technology, we should talk.

Role overview

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Designer at Normative are: design leadership in the creation and production of software products and services (desktop, web, mobile); high level strategic contribution to ambiguous, undefined problem solving; providing critique, and mentorship across the design team.

The Senior Designer is responsible for:

  • Design leadership on the projects assigned
  • Developing the process and approach for tackling projects and problem solving
  • Mentorship of immediate project team and intermediate and junior designers
  • Demonstrating strategic and creative thinking with the ability to make ideas come to life as tangible inputs (storyboards, concepts, models, mock-ups, prototypes) into the design process
  • Producing high quality visual designs that account for accessibility and production-ready design and development best practices
  • Clearly articulating and present complex design subject matter to various audiences (clients, teammates, workshops, conferences)
  • Acing time management across multiple projects; a pro at balancing timelines, fidelity, quality, and delivery
  • Seeking out and developing new or different methods, tools and approaches that enrich and evolve the visual design practice at Normative

The Senior Designer has input into:

  • Project planning, resourcing and management
  • Overall design practice vision and development
  • Overall interdisciplinary practice development and integration
  • New business development, such as pitches and proposals

Why work at Normative

Normative means "as things ought to be" and that’s how we think, work and practice everyday. We seek the overlaps between our core disciplines: research, design and development because it’s those tensions that allow us to push the boundaries of what we can, and ought, to do. Everyone on our team has a growth mindset and gets to work on some of today's most interesting challenges, using the latest approaches and technologies.

There are many other great things about working at Normative including excellent benefits (with fun stuff like massages!), flexible work hours, work-from-home options, extended vacation and more.

Most importantly, we respect each other immensely and are here to work on complex problems together. If this sounds like you, please apply!

How to apply

Our application process is straightforward – simply send an email to with a short introduction so we can learn more about you and why you’re interested in Normative.

Please also include either your resume or a link to your LinkedIn profile, portfolio or GitHub profile.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis; if you are invited in for an interview, you can expect to hear with us within a week.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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