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PRODUCT DESIGNER, MIT Technology Review (TR), to play a central role in shaping the user interface of TR’s digital ecosystem, ranging from editorial tools to reader-facing web presences, digital magazines, and marketing tools. Will take projects from conceptual questions through pixel-perfect visuals, developing an extensible process along the way that brings excellence regardless of project timeline. Responsibilities include interpreting brand elements into clean, clear, and balanced user interface elements; proposing, championing, and delivering user interface design solutions that leverage typography, iconography, visual composition, and interaction and animation/motion design best practices; illustrating and articulating design ideas using conceptual wireframes, storyboards, information architecture diagrams, high-fidelity mockups, interaction specifications, and final graphics; creating and maintaining a set of design and visual patterns to strengthen consistency across products; rapidly iterating through multiple concepts and prototypes; creating new user-centered designs; delivering prototypes and clear requirements to describe interactions and motion to enhance UI; communicating design concepts visually, clearly, and concisely across different audiences; designing and maintaining design systems and libraries to ensure product-wide visual consistency.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in design, fine arts, or related field; at least three years’ digital product design experience; proficiency with user interface design software, e.g., Figma, Flinto, etc.; comprehensive knowledge of user-centered design principles in the context of current industry standards and trends in UI/UX design, interaction design patterns, and cross-platform responsive design; excellent visual design skills, a keen eye for details, and a modern design aesthetic; experience with prototyping UI interactivity and incorporating motion/animation into UI; and willingness and ability to take initiative, propose design ideas that exceed expectations, and take risks. Job #20901-9
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