Visual Designer

Monday October 22, 2012

Copley Square
501 Boylston
Boston, MA 02116

About Alleyoop

Alleyoop is an online education venture intent on making meaningful changes in the way young people learn and pursue their goals. We are a small, entrepreneurial team with large ambitions. We are strongly backed by Pearson (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO), one of the world's leading media companies, and we feel the urgency to shake up the status quo. We value intelligence, decency and humor in our peers. We also value outstanding results for our customers since our success hinges on their future. Our office is located in Boston in Copley Square.

This position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package you’ll be hard-pressed to improve upon. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.

About You 

You have:

  • An exceptional portfolio, containing examples of engaged communities, complex interaction/tools, and customer funnel engagement
  • Excitement around our goal of making a substantial and enduring difference to education and learning
  • Experience designing consumer and/or teen-facing applications (a plus)
  • Good design sense and mastery of typography, color, and layout
  • Have an eye for detail that is specific, down to the pixel
  • Knowledge of best practices and tools used in user-focused design
  • Strong visual skills in producing comps, icons, and other visual assets
  • Ability to quickly experiment and iterate on interface and interaction concepts
  • Thorough understanding of user-centered design and web standards
  • Self-motivated with excellent presentation and communication skills
  • 3-5 years professional design experience in web applications
  • Intimate knowledge of Adobe Fireworks
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant design or technology field 

About the Role

You will work with the Product Team and Marketing Team to create progressive, inspiring, and relevant visual design solutions for both product and brand. The Visual Designer will have a proven narrative, conceptual and aesthetic talent and will be equally comfortable designing user interfaces for multiple devices, crafting compelling brand narratives and visualizing information across a wide range of domains. You will:

  • Drive intuitively simple, emotionally appealing, and functionally impressive visual design in both our core product and marketing materials.
  • Contribute to a cross-functional Product Design Team during the design process from research to delivery
  • Collaborate with design team, product management, and stakeholders on design requirements
  • Promote design thinking and advocate design principles and best practices
  • Produce detailed style guides & other design specifications
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