Pearson Principal UX Designer in Glenview, Illinois

Principal UX Designer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Job Summary

At Pearson K-12 education, we are devoted to creating affordable, personal, and accessible solutions for learners and teachers at every stage of their journey. Our wide range of effective and engaging solutions –ranging from Assessment to Online Learning Solutions provide boundless opportunities for all users by supplying rich data to inform instruction and offering innovative curriculum to prepare learners for college, careers, and a lifetime of learning.

The Pearson K-12 education User Experience team is seeking a highly-motivated Principal UX Designer to conceive and develop exciting new opportunities to differentiate the Pearson K-12 learning experience in digital space. As a key leader in the UX team, Principal UX Designer will be responsible for building overall mobile and web user experience for Pearson legacy platforms and gadgets with primary focus on delivering standard design language and patterns, working alongside a world class in-house creative team who are responsible for product design solutions that span across all of Pearson K-12 education product portfolio. S/he is to drive platform and gadget design initiatives, facilitate user experience design activities and workshops, and effectively present concepts and strategies to stakeholders and leadership to socialize innovative and intuitive experiences.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to the Dir, UX/D

  • No direct reports

Essential Responsibilities

  • Help to define the vision & identity for Pearson K-12 learning services legacy platforms and gadgets

  • Work with product managers, technical leads, product design leads, and research analytics teams to identify the user experience for legacy Pearson platforms and gadgets and articulate them in visual design requirements and specifications for use by internal and external teams

  • Deliver platform and gadget style guide and design standards, while supporting rapid iteration of ideas via mock-ups and prototypes, or other methods as needed

  • Contribute and assist in building and managing a platform & gadgets design pattern library that helps keep Pearson products unified and cohesive

  • Lead brainstorming sessions and visual design reviews for UX team

  • Effectively present UX team’s prototyped concepts in both ad-hoc and formal presentations to diverse audience ranging from senior leaders to stakeholders, agency employees, and vendors

  • Apply digital best practices to all assignments, including the definition of internal design UI standards within the mobile & web space

  • Stay on the cutting edge of what’s new in user experience, identifying opportunities to and experimenting with applying new interaction and graphic patterns to Pearson legacy platforms and gadgets

  • Give technical guidance and mentor Sr. and intermediate UX Designers as well as other creatives

  • Ensure design production is efficient and deliver at the highest quality in accordance with UX’s best practices and processes

  • Contribute to the future direction of Pearson UX Design with the larger Creative Design and UX community


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in User Centered Design/Human Centered Design, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, or related discipline or equivalent experience required; Master’s preferred

  • 8 years of experience in UX design

  • Expert knowledge of user experience design planning processes

  • Expert information architecture, Interaction design, visual design skills on multi-platforms

  • Design experience in web, mobile, tablet, and/or desktop software

  • Experience relying on analytics and data to shape UX decisions

  • Proficiency with design tools (Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Axure, and other design software)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships

  • A strong portfolio of innovative design work that demonstrates proficiency in interaction and visual design


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations US-RE-Remote, US-IL-Glenview, US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 20, 2017