• Associate Web Designer

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2020 3:47 PM)
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    Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

    At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.


    As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

    Are we right for you?

    We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.


    We are looking for a driven web design professional to build highly engaging website designs/layouts that drive lead generation and awareness.

    The candidate who will succeed in this role is the flawless combination of artist and technician who knows how to translate business needs into usable web page layouts that perform.


    What You'll Do Here:

    • Design all visual stages of web layouts from concept to final hand-off to development
    • Develop interactive designs and styling for cengage.com that meets customer demands and ease of use
    • Shape and maintain the UX/UI of Cengage.com
    • diagrams/sketches to wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes
    • Test and optimize web page designs (using Hotjar, GA, and Optimizely)
    • Be an advocate for user-centric design principles, while maintaining clear objectives that merge design, content, business, and marketing concerns
    • Ensure smooth communication with developers
    • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of designs and offer data conclusions and recommendations
    • Enforce to current brand style guides
    • Prepare graphics for the web

    Skills You Will Need Here:

    • Proven experience as a web designer (portfolio examples)
    • Proficient knowledge of design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, etc.)
    • Outstanding eye for mobile-friendly/Mobile 1st design
    • Strong understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that website designs will adhere to them
    • Strong understanding of UX/UI, visual design and development
    • Understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment.
    • Strong understanding of front-end web development languages such as HTML/CSS
    • Strong understanding of metrics and testing tools (Hot Jar, Google Analytics, Optimizely)
    • Basic understanding of industry-leading CMSs (WordPress, etc.)
    • Ability to work with collaboratively with web developers to ensure designs can be implemented efficiently.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive can-do attitude.
    • Self-motivated and quick learner, with good organization and time management skills.


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