UX Designer

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NY-New York (Flatiron)




The UX Designer will be responsible for designing small to large scale products and services within the priorities set by the SparkNotes & B&N management teams. Role will lead creation of user flows, wireframes, and prototypes, as well as mark-up UI designs. Role will support product managers and business analysts in the requirements gathering and user story creation process. Role will focus on developing and delivering user-focused digital products and services that fulfill SparkNotes business goals.

Essential Functions

 Initiates, facilitates, and provides creative concepts for digital products that are aligned with industry best practices, accessibility standards, and trends.
 Designs and maintains consistent, intuitive experiences across all desktop and mobile products.
 Designs responsive and adaptive web user-interfaces as well as Android and iOS applications.
 Develops usability standards and design guidelines, creates wireframes, user flows, prototypes, spec sheets, and style guide documentation.
 Creates HTML and motion-graphic prototypes to better demonstrate designs.
 Performs user testing, A/B testing, and benchmarks products to ensure development is addressing real user needs and delivering continuous improvements.
 Identifies issues that affect product development/delivery plans and designs solutions to ensure projects are delivered on time and to specifications.
 Coordinates with both SparkNotes and wider B&N digital teams to successfully roll-out products and services while optimizing quality, budget, and schedule requirements.


 BA/BS degree in Design and at least 4 years in interactive design, multimedia design, and/or web design.
 Strong background in educational technology, online teaching & learning, and digital instructional design preferred.
 Exceptional portfolio that showcases solid conceptual, color, layout graphic design skills.
 Extensive understanding of web technologies and tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, Sketch, and InVision as well as accessibility methodology & standards, and UI/UX theories as they relate to design solutions.
 Knowledge of best practices, requirements, limitations, and possibilities for designing native iOS and Android apps.
 Experience designing and delivering multiple complex digital/software projects simultaneously that are on schedule, within budget, and of high quality.
 Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.


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