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Aspen Dental Sr. UX Design Manager in Chicago, Illinois

For 22 years, Aspen Dental Management, Inc (ADMI) has been innovating and iterating on the dental support organization model. We are an entrepreneurial-minded group that relentlessly pursues new ways to break down barriers in support of the dentists and 10,000 team members who care for the 1.8 million patients that come through the doors of Aspen Dental practices every year. We believe the culture and partnership cultivated amongst the practice owners, practice teams and ADMI support team powers our success and makes it virtually impossible to imitate what we do. Our continued growth has created an opportunity to join our Marketing team as a Sr. UX Design Manager.

As a reflection of our continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Marketing organization as a Senior UX Design Manager. This is a critical role in the organization providing to drive new product development across all Aspen Dental’s customer experiences, current and future, including practice locations, contact center and digital properties. The Senior UX Design Manager is responsible for overseeing design related activities, managing the design system and delivering high-quality modern user interfaces.


  • Passionate about design and brand, strong understanding around the fundamentals of design

  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

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

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers

  • Working with Lean UX principles that help agile product teams succeed

  • Utilize object-oriented design & atomic design applied through development of state-of-the-art interactive experiences with a focus on collaboration with designers, developers, and QA professionals

  • Building design systems that are flexible and adaptable to various design requirements

  • Translate designs to consumable formats for developers. ie. CSS, SCSS, LESS, JSS, etc.

  • Building experiences across various digital platforms such as desktop, mobile, & AI

  • Building experiences for physical office locations

  • Building responsive designs

  • Adhere to and contribute to style standards on fonts, colors, and images

  • Effectively communicating design intentions with engineers, project managers, and leadership

  • Using version controls tools to backup and share your work

  • Be well versed and comfortable in agile product management frameworks and exercise top notch product management skills.

  • Ability to partner and manage relationship with third party design vendors


  • Degree in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, technology or related field

  • 7+ years of hands-on experience creating engaging, multi-platform user experiences that follow a unified design language

  • 4+ years of experience managing and building robust design systems

  • Experience with UX design tools such as Figma, Sketch, & Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Demonstrated ability to empathize with end-users and understand how their needs impact key decisions

  • Outstanding communicator - both verbally and in writing

  • Proven success articulating and defending design decisions

  • Experience conducting design throughout an agile development process

  • Clear passion about Aspen Dental’s mission and ability to identify possibilities in our industry

  • Ability to be self-directed to solve business issues in defined product area

  • Ability to make decisions about and prioritize own work

  • Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience at a startup or highly dynamic environment

  • Passionate advocate for our customers and the user experience

  • Drive to become the subject matter expert in your product area and be the “go to” person and subject matter expert

    Submission of a digital portfolio is required to be considered for this position.

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