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Pearson User Experience Designer in Carbondale, Illinois

User Experience Designer - ( 2104934 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

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. Plus, start enjoying your employee benefits from day 1!

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Pearson is seeking a User Experience Designer to join our growing Pathways team. We are charged with designing a new way for learners to discover and enroll in higher education programs. In this role, you will use your strong visual design skills to collaboratively create the look and feel for the Pearson Pathway website UI and identify and solve User Experience challenges.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about grafting meaningful user experiences and user interface design; someone who can innovate and translate product goals and features into compelling digital experiences. If you have a love of design thinking, UX design, and UX research, then this is a dream opportunity to join a company with a seriously innovative vision for the future of education. If you are a creative thinker and team player with experience delivering world-class look and feel for both browser based and mobile user experiences, we want you.

High Level Responsibilities

  • Define the visual experience of our digital products and online applications by designing high fidelity

interactive prototypes that engage and delight the end user

  • Collaborate with user researchers to validate and test your designs

  • Work with business analysts, data and insights, product managers and engineers to deliver

compelling designs to market that satisfy user goals and enhance our customer experience

  • Successfully present your designs and prototypes to a cross-functional product team to elicit

constructive feedback and actively participate in others’ design reviews

  • Specifying and explaining user experiences to software development teams, to inform and oversee

the implementation of your proposals

  • Rationalize and articulate feedback arising from user testing, to explain and contextualize the

implied design decisions for product owners, stakeholders and peers

  • Contribute to the UX design standards and framework

  • Define customer-centric UI/UX measurement criteria and test to ensure the User Experience

delivers positive results

  • Drive knowledge management to ensure open & clear lines of communication of design process and



Understands the Business of Pearson - Can translate specific market opportunity or customer needs and

expectations into product design projects. Has a good understanding of financial opportunities

associated with design projects of varying scale, and ensures that UX design teams work within

parameters of budget and cost relative to market potential.

Efficacy - Ensures, with minimal guidance, that products design allows for embedding of efficacy

requirements. Creates, either directly or through teams, learner experiences which are enhanced by

efficacy capability. Leverages efficacy and user data from other Pearson products to strengthen product

experience and capability for learners and educators.

Collaboration - Member of cross-functional product design and development teams. Can be considered

a subject matter expert to the team on matters of effective user experience. Leverages inputs and data

from other stakeholders to create an engaging and product appropriate user experience, in accordance

with market need and does so with minimal guidance. Responsible to Product Category leaders in

designing complex products according to spec, ensuring the appropriate consistency in the Pearson user

experience across products.

Learner-Obsessed - Contributes to the design of specific Pearson products with learner needs in mind.

Leverages data from market research, Segment leaders and other stakeholders to understand learner

desires; embeds these inputs into product user experience design directly with minimal guidance.

Digital Change Maker - Incorporates cutting-edge digital capability into Pearson product offerings.

Provides support and guidance in user design conception and execution of specific products, to

maximize the digital user experience and create appropriate consistency across Pearson products with

minimal guidance. Serves as a digital UX subject matter expert to product development and build teams,

to ensure the intended digital experience is achieved through the Pearson products before release to

the market.

Expected Results

The User Experience Designer will deliver some or all of the following, as required by the project:

  • Overall visual direction across multiple products and applications

  • Design and branding workshops

  • UI elements that support the brand identity

  • High fidelity prototypes

  • Design presentations

  • Design patterns to establish commonality across our digital products

  • Visual design recommendations based on usability standards and current industry best practices

  • Design direction to junior designers

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.


Qualification Requirements

3 years graphic design experience in digital media

BS/BA degree in graphic design, user interface design or equivalent

Comprehensive knowledge of common design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite and Figma

Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills

Exceptional typography skills, attention to details and visual form

Positive and imaginative approach to problem solving

Multi-tasking across multiple projects in an Agile software development process

Experience applying user-centered research, accessibility, and globalization concepts to the design


Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, and distributed organization

A portfolio of design examples that demonstrates versatility, creativity, and innovation

Additional Valuable Qualifications

Experience with Material design for desktop or mobile

Experience with animation

Experience in the educational field

Experience using JIRA

Experience with Web accessibility and Section 508

Primary Location : US-FL-Miami

Other Locations : US-AZ-Glendale, US-FL-West Palm Beach, US-IL-Joliet, US-IL-Bloomington, US-IL-Normal, US-AZ-Flagstaff, US-IL-Champaign, US-IL-University Park, US-IL-Carbondale, US-FL-Daytona

Work Locations :



Job : Product Management

Organization : North America

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Apr 1, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2104934