User Interface Artist (Social Media & Gaming)
Do you have a passion for design and creating memorable and engaging user interface (UI) art with a focus on social media and gaming? Are you tired of creating boring, template-driven web content? (Yawn!) Have you being looking for a place that will allow you to flex and stretch your creative muscles? If so, Laureate could be the place for you. Why? Because we aren't just another corporate design department. We are an internal software development and design firm that is about to revolutionize the way the world learns. And we need you and your artistic skills to help us do it. There's so much more awesomeness than this job description allows. If what you've read so sounds exciting, let's talk! GENERAL SUMMARY: Laureate, Inc. is currently seeking a highly qualified User Interface Designer with a portfolio of outstanding conceptual design, information architecture, interaction design and visual design skills for interactive web applications and websites. Our team delivers high-quality, scalable, hosted, student-facing learning applications to scholars around the world. We are a multi-disciplinary team that creates high-quality business solutions for mobile, web and desktop platforms. The UI Designer will collaborate with other designers, application developers and other domain experts to create dynamic, user-friendly solutions that people look forward to using every day. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ' Generate low-fidelity and high-fidelity mockups of proposed designs that fulfill product requirements in innovative ways ' Creates compelling screen imagery, including icons, content flow and navigation elements ' Produces rapid design iterations based on user feedback, technical constraints and market dynamics ' Develops presentations ' storyboards, prototypes and mock-ups ' that effectively communicate the vision to stakeholders inside and outside of the organization ' Participate in End-user and Domain Expert research, including focus groups, survey and prototype testing ' Adheres to standards and best practices for UI Design that reflects a user-centered orientation and excellent visual design ' Is an active team member for design efforts, interacting with business and development teams ' Researches and recommends new UI techniques and technologies ' Collaborates with UX and UI Design staff in story development and improvements in visual design ' Stays current on targeted platform functionality and enhancements EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in Fine Arts, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction or a related field. ' 3+ years of experience in UI design for web, mobile and/or desktop applications ' Portfolio showcasing UI excellence, creativity, depth of thought, and engineering feasibility, developed from the ground up ' Experience in Interface Design, Interaction Design and/or Information Architecture is preferred ' Demonstrated proficiency with modern design tools such as OmniGraffle, Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, and Illustrator is a must ' Proficiency with Dreamweaver is a plus ' Excellent problem-solving skills and a self-starting attitude are essential. ' Excellent analytical and design skills are required. ' Experience performing as a team lead is a plus BUSINESS COMPETENCIES: ' Strong design aesthetic and a passion for excellent visual design ' Proficiency in designing a compelling user experience across multiple platforms, with a focus on mobile technologies ' Strong technical aptitude and knowledge, with a deep desire for keeping up with emerging technologies ' Solid understanding of how design impacts engineering, and vice versa ' Firm grasp of production concepts, capabilities & constraints, and their influence on design ' Versatile and highly adaptive to a fast-paced environment ' Strong customer orientation, with the ability to understand and comprehend users' needs ' Pays close attention to quality and details ' Thrives in a high-energy work team ' Willing to take risks ' An interest in people, and the ability to grow relationships ' Excellent oral and written communications skills Laureate Education, Inc., and all of it subsidiaries or affiliates, are equal opportunity employers. EOE Interested in learning more? You can apply online or contact me directly. I'd love to hear from you! Bo Wright Director, Information Technology Recruiting firstname.lastname@example.org (443) 627-7337 Just to be clear, this position is located in Columbia, MD. Some teleworking is an option. This is a regular, full-time role. Thanks!
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