Cengage Learning Designer in Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

What You'll Do Here:

As a member of Creative Studio as part of the Global Production group, the Designer will primarily be responsible for conceiving, and executing visual design solutions for Cengage products. As the creative lead on projects, you will be responsible for organizing brainstorms, initiating the conceptual process, and creating designs for a variety of digital media and platforms.

We use design to enhance the learning experience, to intrigue and involve our end users in the acquisition of knowledge.We are a group of talented, engaged, life-long learners who are constantly expanding our skill sets and technical knowledge to promote creativity and innovative design,in a supportive, yet demanding environment.

The Senior Designer rolerequires hands-on technical design expertise, combined with excellent communication and organizational skills.This demanding and creative role requires a committed and responsible person, who continually expands their skill set and knowledge, and can meet tight deadlines,on budget, and with quality results.

Design(80%)

  • Execute hands-on priority digital and print designs supporting diverse disciplines

  • Conceptualize and create visual design assets to the highest industry standards, for use in educational productsfor both digital and traditional media products

  • Create cover designs, interior layouts, illustrations, wireframes, and prototypes, using tools such as the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Sketch, and InVision

Project Management(20%)

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish and articulate design objectives

  • Serve as a catalyst for creativity

  • Thoughtfully discuss content, style, audience, technique, and budgetary considerations

  • Provide guidance and education to colleagues in the area of design

  • Make appropriate assignments to freelancers to achieve design objectives

  • Establish and monitor design budgets for assigned projects

  • Ensure compliance with and implementation of corporate design standards

  • Maintain and manage a diverse portfolio of assets

  • Work closely with the Design Directors to implement new processes that support innovation, excellence, and promote a positive working environment

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in graphic or media design

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in graphic or media design

  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Proficiency in using Adobe InDesign

  • Proficiency in using Adobe Illustrator

  • Competency in using Sketch, Axure, and InVision

  • Able to adapt quickly to new technology, and learn new software in an environment of continuous improvement

  • Proficiency of layout, graphic design, composition, and color theory

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate design strategy to non-design stakeholders

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to plan, schedule and meet deadlines

  • Applicant will include a portfolio of work that demonstrates hands-on digital and print design, creative problem solving and original thinking

Preferred Skills:

  • Understanding of web and digital design principles and best practices

  • Understanding of presentation layer technologies (HTML, CSS, JS)

  • Experience with a wide variety of media types (e.g. animation, video, infographics, interactive graphics)

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, or Animate

Requisition ID 2018-5561

Job Function Design

Cengage is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or protected veteran status.