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Chief UI & UX Designer, nkoda


At nkoda, we’re building something that hasn’t been built before. We’re a place committed to bringing music learning, practice and performance to everyone in the world.

nkoda is a sheet music app containing the world’s largest resource of scores, parts and educational materials from every genre. Fresh from a major collaboration with Apple’s App Store and with endorsements from Sir Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato, nkoda is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic startups in Europe.

Role and Responsibilities

As Chief UI & UX Designer your role will be to define and manage the visual identity of nkoda. We are entering an exciting phase of redevelopment, making bold changes to the App’s UI and UX. We need a dynamic, risk-taking and fast-working designer to lead that shift.

In practice this will involve:

  • Establishing a clear, consistent and unique visual identity for nkoda.

  • Designing and creating assets for the development team to be used across all platforms - iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements in coordination with the product and engineering team.

  • Illustrating and wireframing designs and solutions in an collaborative manner.

  • Creating assets and marketing materials for some of the world’s leading musicians in relation to nkoda’s special artist projects.

  • Managing nkoda’s junior graphic designers, providing guidance and adding clarity to their work.

  • Designing assets to be displayed across all digital acquisition channels e.g. Facebook and Instagram advertising as well as paid search and media coverage.

  • Creating and revising information architecture documents and diagrams including but not limited to: content diagrams, content maps, wireframing and static prototypes.

Skills and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience actively carrying out and managing design projects

  • Exceptionally able with key design tools - Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.  

  • Experience developing for mobile centric platforms, particularly working with mobile ‘usability issues’.

  • Experience harmonising a visual brand identity from scratch

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