Learning Without Tears
  • 02-Mar-2018 to 01-May-2018 (CST)
  • Creative
  • Cabin John, MD, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Sr. User Experience & Interface Designer is responsible for leading the enhancement of the overall user experience for Learning Without Tears (LWT) product offerings and customer facing applications. The Sr. User Experience & Interface Designer will deliver highly effective and engaging designs that align with company brand and values, and improve use and functionality of interactions.

Job Duties                              

  • Support a unifying vision for user experience across company offerings through design.
  • Learn and understand the design expectations of the education industry along with LWT's unique product propositions and visual communication objectives.
  • Provide expertise and guidance in developing products and experiences in alignment with the company's brand and objectives.
  • Design interactions for products and applications within a strong user experience framework.
  • Drive usability testing to evaluate new and existing user experiences for the LWT products and customer facing applications and incorporate customer/user feedback and best practices into the design in order to continuously evolve and improve the offerings.
  • Collaborate across departments and with leadership to understand individual viewpoints and ensure company vision is captured in the solution.
  • Work with technology team and developers to implement, track, monitor, and optimize user interface and improve user experience.
  • Define and document the information architecture needed to support development projects, including site map, categories, page templates, content, navigation, page elements, links, actions, workflow diagrams, user scenarios, flowcharts, storyboards and design mockups.
  • Create end-to-end designs working from concept to project completion.
  • Create flexible, responsive designs for multiple browsers, screen sizes, platforms and devices.
  • Participate in the evaluation of concepts and ideas for product development and translate them into delightful user experiences and visual representation. Provide creative and innovative input to help bring new ideas and concepts to life.
  • Collaborate with LWT's Creative team to foster growth of visual and interactive design skills.
  • Stay abreast of new software packages and applications as they become available to the design community and participate collaboratively with other design staff in recommending as appropriate for the LWT design environment. 


Required Education/Skills      


  • A. or B.S. in UX/UI Design, Interactive Design or a related field.
  • 4+ years experience in UX, interaction design, product design, or related fields, designing for web and mobile.
  • Expertise in user experience (information architecture, site architecture, user-interface specification, functionality specification, and usability).
  • Experience developing interaction design documentation (site maps, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models, design patterns) for digital products
  • Expertise in concept creation, and development of interactive design (mockups, graphics and layouts).
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills; latest trends, color and typography.
  • Prototyping and production skills are preferred.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud, inVision and Sketch.
  • Working knowledge of capabilities, best practices, and limitations of Web technologies such as CSS, Saas, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery and JSON.
  • Solid verbal, written and diagrammatic communication skills.
  • Strong creativity.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at once while completing quality work on a timely basis.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in presenting UX direction effectively and with confidence, to key stakeholders. Ability to excel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to access, input, and retrieve information from the computer.
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