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Boston University LEAD DESIGNER, Marketing & Communications, Interactive Design in BOSTON, Massachusetts

LEAD DESIGNER, Marketing & Communications, Interactive Design



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Grade 48

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Interactive Design ( is the web design division of Boston Universitys award-winning Creative Services group within the department of Marketing & Communications. The ID hive is always buzzing with innovative designers, wicked smart developers, and colorful copywriters. If youre passionate, conscientious and love to concept, design, prototype, test, and launch interactive projectsfrom large websites to editorial stories to mobile applicationsthis is the place for you. Youll work closely with a team of copywriters, project managers, photographers, and developers while ensuring that projects meet high standards of quality and address the clients strategic goals. All while being around some really nice people. What you'll do: Youll work on designing interactive projects of many different sizes and complexities. For some of our largest and most immersive projects. Youll take the lead and create great sites like the College of Communications, or Questrom School of Business. Youll design stories like this one about searching for new physics at the LHC or explain climate change lessons from Venice. Participate in all aspects of the interactive design process: Information Architecture, Wire Framing, Prototyping, User Experience, Visual Design, and Front-end Markup. Collaborate with developers to build complex functionality. Supervise the work of collaborating team members to ensure that client and institutional branding objectives are achieved. Maintain a state-of-the-art understanding of current and emerging tools and technology. Design both small to large university sites and long-form, highly interactive, narrative editorial stories for several in-house editorial channels. Create great design, while still having a life beyond the office.

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B.A./B.S. Minimum 3-5 years experience creating and improving online services through outstanding design. Extraordinary oral and written communication skills. Direct experience designing for multiple platforms and contexts. Proficiency with HTML, CSS. Understanding of content management systems such as WordPress. Experience assessing, prioritizing, and solving technical problems related to interactive design. Ability to present work to clients and stakeholders in a compelling and thoughtful way.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.