UX Designer

South Africa   |   Full Time

UI/UX Designer

LifeCheq is a fast growing and innovative, tech-based financial consultancy firm operating in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg. We help clients link their goals and values to an actionable roadmap, and help them achieve these goals.. Our in house software is key in helping us achieve this, and we are looking for a UX Designer to join our team and help us turn our software into easy-to-use products for our clients.

UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

Responsibilities include:

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with Product Managers and Engineers

  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

  • Designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets

  • Lead UX projects working closely with the Product Owners to define and drive user requirements and solve complex problems

  • Design mockups, wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and other UX artifacts for web, mobile and tablet

  • Work closely with the Frontend Team to deliver & review frontend interfaces

  • Conduct formal and informal user testing and interviews based on the needs of the project

  • Document UX guidelines in the UX and UI Style Guide, working closely with the UI designer

  • Champion UX within the Agile planning process, and ensure that the best solutions are delivered, even in the face of technical constraints

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest digital and mobile design best practices and UX trends as well as educate others within the business on the benefits of UX

  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets

  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields

  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like

  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)

  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders

  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)

  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback

  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images


  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role

  • Portfolio of design projects

  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. and InVision)

  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

  • Good time-management skills

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions

  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

Salary and Benefits:

  • Not only do you get to build a rewarding career in the FinTech industry, but we offer great benefits too! All full-time employees receive a medical aid and insurance contribution, paid maternity leave, access to your own personalized LifeCheq plan, as well as an opportunity to participate in our Employee Share Scheme

  • The option to work from home

  • A competitive salary and as an opportunity to work at one of South Africa's leading FinTech start ups, which means, as the company continues to grow, so will you.

This is a permanent, full-time position. 

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