Senior User Interface Designer

College Board Remote (United States) New York, NY

The College Board, a national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Senior User Interface Visual Designer. This position is based in our New York, NY office, though will work remotely until our physical office reopens.


About the Role


The College Board is looking for a talented Senior UI Designer to help build out the future of our digital ecosystem. In this role, you will work closely with our Lead Senior Art Director, to contribute to a compelling visual system and develop user-friendly designs, interactions, and interfaces for our students, student’s guardians, and education professionals.


You will also work closely with fellow design team members, product leads, and engineering partners to conceptualize, ideate, design, and deliver creative solutions that achieve business goals and serve user needs.

You will learn our global design system and system architecture, and become an expert and evangelist for both. You will also contribute to the overall College Board brand, working across channels to help reach our audience in a consistent way.


Responsibilities


  • Assist in leading the visual design of our system, standards, patterns, and UI elements
  • Contribute to the overall visual and UI strategy for product design, creating and refining a design system to facilitate a unified experience across all of our products
  • An advocate for design process, methods, core system, and patterns
  • Use an iterative process, working closely with design and engineering counterparts to design, prototype, and validate design ideas
  • Responsive to direction and comfortable working with multiple people from different disciplines to achieve an impactful experience
  • Work collaboratively with our Core Design team to ensure brand and pattern alignment
  • Become an expert in our design system and help grow it, including developing and applying current and new system components, patterns, principles etc for global use
  • Document and present system updates to stakeholders and users
  • Be a significant contributor to the fostering of our design process and quality standards based on objective, data-driven evidence
  • Foster a collaborative and learning environment
  • Nurture a culture of user empathy and deep curiosity that enables us to build simple, intuitive products for our customers


Qualifications


  • Ability to generate and successfully apply visual ideas 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to present ideas effectively—both verbally and visually
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage multiple tasks with accuracy and attention to schedules, and communicate progress
  • Advanced understanding of visual design systems, hierarchy, typography, visual design, responsiveness, branding, illustration, data visualization, iconography and interaction design
  • Understanding of user experience fundamentals, and their impact on UI and interaction design
  • Experience working within a distributed design team - collaborating with designers on different product teams to create and ideate
  • Constantly think about usability, accessibility, responsiveness and other properties through design execution
  • Must be comfortable designing/prototyping in Figma/Sketch (med-high fidelity)
  • Have experience in design annotation and specs
  • Designed large-scale, complex enterprise applications in an iterative environment
  • 6+ Years design experience
  • Adobe


Your Impact


  • Comfortable leading design on projects, both as a single contributor and in collaboration with other designers
  • Able to translate art direction and feedback into better design solutions
  • Self-managing but also used to working within a team
  • Someone with experience working in agile, iterative design and delivery environments
  • Effective, but easy-going – someone that is fun to work with and really thrives in a collaborative environment
  • A leader that is not afraid to speak up about what they feel is important, but also is strategic in picking their battles
  • A person with a good sense of humor who isn’t afraid to try and fail (or to try and succeed)
  • Able to provide relevant design system case studies and a portfolio of your work


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