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UX Visual Designer

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title UX Visual Designer
Department OpenStax
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18082
Open Date 08/24/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime No
Position Summary

The UX Visual Designer is responsible for visual design of screens and layouts for OpenStax web sites and products, for creating templates and themes for new OpenStax textbooks and for new editions of existing textbooks, as well as design of user interfaces for new features of OpenStax applications, and improvements for existing features.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

May substitute additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an
equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in design, art, user experience, or related degree

Experience Required 2 years
Type of Experience

Related experience in web, UI, or UX design.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an
equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Three years of related experience.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Strong design portfolio.
- Proven ability to translate functional and stakeholder requirements into design solutions.
- Solid understanding of typographic best practices.
- Understanding of mobile-first and responsive design strategies.
- Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch.

Skills Preferred

- Experience in medium fidelity prototyping, using Axure, Invision, etc.
- Experience in use of pattern libraries.
- Front­end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git).
- Strong written communication skills.

Internal / External Contacts

Internal contacts:
OpenStax adminstration, design, marketing, and development teams.

Outside contacts:
External contractors, OpenStax customers and partners

Physical Demands

Ability to lift a laptop, monitor, or printer (up to 25 lbs).

Working Conditions

Occasional availability outside normal working hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Occasional travel.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11612

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Web Design
Description of Job Duty

- Design screens and layouts for openstax.org and cnx.org.

Percentage of Time 40
Job Duty Name Textbook Design
Description of Job Duty

- Create templates and themes for new OpenStax textbooks and for new editions of existing textbooks.

Percentage of Time 30
Job Duty Name User Interface Design
Description of Job Duty

- Design user interfaces for new features of OpenStax applications, and improvements for existing features.

Percentage of Time 25
Job Duty Name Other duties
Description of Job Duty

- Other duties as specified by supervisor.

Percentage of Time 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents
  1. Media Sample

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher or additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the education requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two or more years of related experience in web, UI, or UX design, or additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have expertise in Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)