The User Interaction, Experience, and Outreach team is looking for a talented Visual Design to join its forces. Top candidates will be interested in the intersection of design, education, and libraries. The person who fills this position plays a central role in our development process. Visual Designers gain valuable professional experience working on significant project-based opportunities. In addition, they participate in ongoing professional development as part of our weekly seminar series.
Visual Designers support our UI/UX team in a wide spectrum of design work and will craft and hone such skills as mapping requirements to storyboards, translating information and visual designs to mockups, creating prototypes (lo- and hi-fi), sourcing useful media (like images and icons), and producing graphic designs. This is a paid hourly internship with the possibility of renewal.
What you'll do:
- Contribute to and evolve the visual style of our websites and apps
- Participate in the brainstorming and creation of exciting design elements
- Translate bare wireframes into visually appealing designs
- Use Photoshop and/or Illustrator to produce graphic design assets
- Build interactive prototypes (using Sketch, Flinto, Axure, Invision, etc.)
Who you are:
- A visual thinker who gets their ideas across in diagrams, scribbles, and sketches
- An effective communicator, verbally and in writing
- Someone who stays up to date with the latest innovations in web and mobile design
- Well-versed in design composition and principles
- Versatile and adaptive; willing to accept new challenges and learn new things, often on-the-fly
- A self-starter who is driven to deliver their best on every project
- Someone who can work autonomously as well as on a team
The Gottesman Libraries staff is organized into small, flexible teams but we work across teams to support one another in achieving the goals of the library. Each team identifies requirements for their part-time hourly and/or graduate assistant positions. Hourly Associates typically work a half-time schedule. EdLab Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week and must be current Teachers College students enrolled for at least 6 credits.
Individuals in this position will contribute to the intellectual life of EdLab and the library and feed their own academic curiosities by participating in weekly EdLab seminars and other lectures, workshops, and special events.
How to Apply
If this sounds like the position for you, send your resume, cover letter, and link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org (use the title of the position in your subject line). Submissions without a portfolio included will not be considered. Tell us why you’d be a great fit and what makes you stand out. What is it about the future of education that gets you excited? What personal flair would you add to the team? Give us a reason to put you in the game!