Pearson Senior Product Designer - Publishing in Glenview, Illinois

Senior Product Designer - Publishing


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Pearson is constantly looking to add to our AMAZING team! Presently, we have an excellent opportunity for an exceptionally detailed and skilled Senior Designer focusing on Secondary Literacy. Your strong layout design and UX abilities will play a key role as a member of the Creative Design and UX (CDUX) Team.

The Senior Designer is responsible for K-12 Product Design from print to digital. You will lead concept creation to daily creative production needs to arrive at the best design solution within budget and timeline. You will work closely with Design Leads, Illustrators, Multimedia Designers, UX Designers, cross-functional teams and vendors under Design Manager’s direction. Deliverables may include design prototypes (print and digital/apps), design specification, and any product design related deliverables as assigned. In this role you will lead and evangelize the best practices of Product Design and Experience among all cross-functional teams and mentor and manage vendor design partners as necessary.

This opportunity is located at our Glenview, IL office site.

Here is what you will get to do:

  • Primary responsibilities: Prototyping, Layout/Storyboards, Style Guides, Branding, Technical duties

  • Assist with defining the product experience programs from print to digital

  • Lead and engage with cross-functional teams such as editors, product managers, developers, and other stakeholders in design explorations and product feature definitions

  • Work with Editorial and Product Management teams to assimilate complex, and sometimes ambiguous, ideas and propose elegant design solutions that solve problems

  • Incorporate site analytics and feedback and apply them intelligently into iterative(denoting a grammatical rule that can be applied repeatedly) design solutions that optimize existing features and functionality

  • Create engaging visual design that embodies the site strategies, user goals, and enhances learning and teaching appeal

  • Evangelize the product design and experience across the company

  • Mentor staff and freelance designers

  • Under the direction of the Design Manager, the Senior Designer may take on a lead role on a project to supervise others in creative development


Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Minimum BA/BFA from an accredited four-year college specializing in graphic design/fine art, or graduate of an art school or equivalent design work experience. Preferably hold a degree in graphic design, interactive media design, visual design, etc. and have a solid body of work from the real world

  • 5 years as a Designer, preferably in a publishing environment!

  • Experience in and evidence of visual design and usability best practices, rapid prototyping, and working the design from the big picture to the last detail

  • Embody the work ethic and personality that thrives in a fast-paced culture with tight deadlines, shifting priorities, and working with super smart colleagues from numerous departments and locations

  • Detail-oriented with creative skills

  • Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat; working knowledge of Microsoft office

  • Thorough understanding of print and file management (eg:server, FTP)

  • Familiarity with InDesign/InCopy workflow

  • Good knowledge of responsive design, application product design, HTML, Sketch, Axure, InVision, and other digital design tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent collaborator

  • Ability to collaborate with other groups in a team environment (e.g. Marketing, Editorial, Customization)

  • Ability to self-manage and work independently

  • Knowledge of design and typography


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-IL-Glenview

Work Locations: US-IL-Glenview-1900 E. Lake 1900 East Lake Avenue Glenview 60025

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 16, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804716

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.