Associate UX/UI Web Designer (remote)

Cengage Group
Published
August 3, 2022
Location
Philadelphia, PA
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We believe in the power and joy of learning At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education. Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/ . We are looking for a hard-working and friendly User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) specialist to be an integral part of our web marketing team. The candidate must support a long-term site vision, understand consumer facing problems and solve users end-to-end journey. The candidate who will succeed in this role is the perfect combination of artist and technician who eats, sleeps, and dreams UX/UI. The candidate will provide a stellar portfolio of sample work. You must have: + 3-5 years of applied UX/UI, web design and development experience. Experience demonstrates progressively more leadership and innovation. + Proven abilities in conversion optimizations through established UX/UI methodologies + 4-year degree in Web Design, Marketing or related field. Or equivalent professional experience. In this role you will: + Shape and maintain the UX/UI of Cengage.com + Develop interactive designs and styling for cengage.com that meets customers demands and ease of use + Develop and maintain detailed project UX/UI specs + Create lo-fi & hi-fi prototypes, ranging from conceptual diagrams/sketches, wireframes, visual mockups, and interactive files. + Contribute to all aspects of user experience and design, including user research, workflow diagramming , detailed design, development of use cases and scenarios, and engineering support + Be an advocate for users and user-centric design principles, while maintaining clear objectives that merge design, content, business, and marketing concerns + Identify and troubleshoot UX/UI problems (e.g., responsiveness) + Implement Information Architecture (IA) changes as needed + Examine analytics and usage data to make informed decisions and craft the best possible design solutions + Ensure smooth communication with developers in building the best interaction design + Articulate the assets and liabilities of designs and offer data-driven conclusions and recommendations + Prepare and present concepts to internal teams and key stakeholders + Adhere to current brand style guides and accessibility standards as provided by WCAG + Create original graphic designs (e.g., images, sketches and tables) + Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets + Track usability goals and prepare reports for management + Support front end web development via HMTL/CSS as needed Additional Qualifications + 3-5 years of proven experience in UX/UI, visual design and development + BA or BS in graphic web design with a focus on UX/UI design/development or 3-5 years of proven work experience in a comparable field . + Must provide a robust portfolio of work . + Well versed in conversion optimization methodologies. + Proficient knowledge of design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, inVision etc.) + Proficient understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with some back-end knowledge. + Strong understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that website UX/UI will adhere to them + Exceptional eye for mobile-friendly/Mobile 1st design + Strong understanding of industry-leading CMSs (Drupal, WordPress, etc.) + Experience with testing platforms (VWO, Optimizely) + Demonstrated skill in HTML/CSS + Proficient knowledge of web metric measurement tools (Google Analytics) + Strong interpersonal skills and a positive can-do attitude. + Self-motivated and quick learner, with good organization and time management skills. Cengage Group's Higher Education business, Cengage, supports learning and student success by providing materials and digital solutions to faculty and students enrolled in two-year, four-year and vocational programs. We currently serve more than 10 million of the 18 million students in US higher ed. Setting a new standard of service for our customers, we deliver quality, easy-to-use course materials from textbooks and eBooks to courseware such as MindTap and WebAssign. In the US, we offer Cengage Unlimited and Cengage Unlimited for Institutions. We help instructors be better teachers, we help institutions solve problems and we empower students to leverage the power and joy of learning to transform lives. Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengages EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links. Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917. If you are a Colorado state or New York City resident, please email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this postings job ID in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response.About Cengage Group Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education. #li-remote

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