The Visual Designer will help create design solutions that meet user needs. As the visual design expert on product teams, you will tackle visual challenges and provide support for Newsela’s product design, from visual direction to delivering concrete assets that are part of the same family of visuals -- whether on or off the product. You’ll be a visual design problem-solver who balances the need for clarity and aesthetics, and isn’t afraid to sweat the details.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You’ll be joining a team of passionate designers and researchers at the forefront of building products that shape the future of K-12 education, reaching over 25 million users nationwide. You’ll be fully part of the product process, leveraging your visual design abilities to create a platform experience that engages and inspires students and teachers in their classrooms. You’ll get to witness firsthand the impact your work has on helping to make reading more accessible and engaging for students.
Why We’ll Love You:
You are skilled at your craft with 4+ years of experience translating conceptual ideas into thoughtful visual designs to help solve problems. You have incredible taste and pixel-perfect standards across various platforms (iOS, Android and Web). You geek out on coming up with the perfect affordances, transitions, latest web and mobile patterns, but always use accessibility guidelines and usability findings to inform your design decisions. You are familiar with the fundamentals of front end code and latest prototyping tools. Whether working in-house or at an agency, you’re used to juggling multiple projects at once, and can effectively communicate and deliver quality designs on-time.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.