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Lead Experience Designer

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Our Mission

Northwestern Mutual has 165 years of history providing financial security to millions of people. Continuing that tradition means changing to meet the needs of our clients and financial advisors. We are a strong, innovative, and growing company that invests in people who care and make a positive impact. The Design Team leads the way by creating human, simple, and engaging products to help people plan, track, and protect their financial goals.

What's this role?

  • Create beautifully simple experiences and delightful moments of interaction while being a user-centered, innovative designer.

  • Think through complex flows, balance user needs and business needs, and make the complex feel understandable.

  • Create design work, as well as inspire and guide junior designers.

  • Help define and drive the future of the Northwestern Mutual product experience from awareness to long-term engagement, and for customers, the field, and the home office.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • 4+ years experience designing interfaces for large-scale digital experiences and applications.

  • Demonstrated curiosity for understanding the user, and a strong communicator of the user's perspective throughout the design process.

  • An understanding that UX is more than just UI, but includes all user-centered design activities from research, concepting, flows, sitemaps wireframes, prototypes, annotations, and more.

  • Extensive knowledge of best in class interaction design patterns across a variety of platforms, and the drive to push beyond and to create visionary work.

  • A love of good design craft and a sensitivity to the basic of graphic design.

  • A track record of working collaboratively with other designers, researchers, engineers, and product owners.

  • Work well in a hands-on role.

  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Figma and anything else needed to get the job done.

  • A strong online portfolio available for viewing.


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client's interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Milwaukee, WI, 53202, US