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UI Designer

Discovery Education

Who We Are:

What makes Discovery Education a GREAT fit for you? When you join Discovery Education, you'll be part of a fast-growing global team that empowers teachers with best-in-class digital curriculum that connects learning to the real-world so that every student can achieve to their highest potential. We’re the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum for K-12 classrooms, positively impacting students by aligning with strategic partners and educational institutions to deliver award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development and the largest networked learning community of its kind.  

For candidates interested in taking their next career step in the educational technology space, Discovery Education offers the fast pace and excitement of working for a startup, the support of an established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in an industry that is always growing and transforming. Team members enjoy a high-energy, purpose-driven work environment — as well as tremendous opportunities to grow, learn and make a difference. If you like working with a curious, collaborative, high-performing team, Discovery Education is the place for you.  

What You'll Do:

Discovery Education is seeking a UI Designer to develop the visual and interaction design for our award-winning suite of blended learning K-12 products. A keen aesthetic sensibility and attention to detail, combined with a user-centered methodology, is critical for success. The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, a strong visual designer with experience creating immersive, innovative, and engaging UIs. They care deeply about delivering engaging, effective and easy-to-navigate experiences and work directly with developers to collaboratively ensure a products success. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall creative vision for learning products, integrating the Discovery Education brand while visually communicating the goals of the product.

  • Develop all visual components for the UI including iconography, components, views and pages.

  • Bring product experiences to life with animation, motion design, and micro-interactions. Understanding with JS libraries like Vue.js is a plus.

  • Work collaboratively with team members from product, curriculum, editorial, analytics, art, design and engineering.

  • Participate in user testing of your designs, developing initial user testing scripts and following up with recommendations based on user input.

  • Manage and develop a consistent design language to guide the look and feel of the companys portfolio of products, utilizing and contributing to the DE Design System.

  • Present design solutions to internal stakeholders in ways that deepen their understanding of how the design solves the problem for the user at hand.

  • Experience designing for children as well as adults is preferred.  

 

Requirements

Mission-Driven: Passionate about Discovery Education's vision to transform teaching and learning, experience in education or ed-tech industry a plus  


Professional Experience: 5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: interaction design, user interface design, web design, visual/graphic design.  


Knowledge & Skills: Experience turning complex problems into simple and engaging customer experiences. Comfort with an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback and constructive criticism. Familiarity designing for accessibility needs. Experience with the Agile/Lean product development. 


Communication: Demonstrated collaboration, communication and presentation skills.  
Leadership: Demonstrate exceptional leadership; strong work ethic driven by a sense of urgency, organization skills, and ability to inspire others to act and fulfill Discovery Education’s mission  


Collaborative: Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Team builder, not turf builder  


Hustle: The courage and confidence to work hard and with passion; committed to getting the job done; sustain effort in the face of adversity. Maintain consistency and focus over time with a positive “never give up” attitude  


Self-Motivation and Self-Starter: The ability to do what needs to be done without being micromanaged; ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks, proactively manage numerous projects, and prioritize competing timelines; demonstrate a problem solving/ solution-oriented approach  


Learning Orientation: Always willing to learn something new, not rigid in beliefs or expectations  


Sense of Humor: Because we all need to laugh sometimes   


Technical Skills Required:   

  • Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma or vector-based layout software   

  • InVision, Axure, Justinmind, or other interactive prototyping software   

  • Principal, Adobe Premiere or other animation software   

  • Jira, Confluence, ana, Basecamp or other ticketing / project management software       


Designing for children as well as adults a plus!   


Legal right to work in the United States  

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