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Sr Front-End Designer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D02R590

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17861

Additional Locations: Remote - May be performed from anywhere in Ireland

HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries.

What you’ll do:

You are energetic, innovative, and ready to make an impact in the highly competitive and evolving educational technology market. You are a team player, collaborating on a high performing cross functional team, developing creative digital solutions that engage, surprise and delight users of all ages. As a Senior Front-End Designer, you will draw upon user data, research and team input to generate interaction concepts that enable seamless and relevant experiences for HMH users. Working with Product Designers, UX/IxD Designers, and Engineers, you will facilitate and execute in-browser prototypes and final user facing design elements and components with a strong emphasis on the end-user experience.

Working in Product Experience Design, the Sr Front End Designer will be responsible for the following primary duties:

What you’ll need:

Design Excellence:

  • Collaborate with our in-house design studio, product management, content, production and engineering teams to define and develop innovative solutions for product direction, visuals and experience.
  •    Produce rapid in-browser prototypes, mock-ups and any other relevant visual output for quick review and iteration.
  • Design and develop reusable HTML patterns and components, provide design templates and usage guidelines and technical documentation
  • Collaborate with Engineers and the Digital Production team on the deployment of production ready code elements and components.


Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Represent, collaborate and ensure Product Experience Design’s important role in building the next generation of Education Technology
  • Collaborate cross functionally to establish best practices in UI Design methodology and validation through iterative testing to the benefit of the end user experience
  • Other duties, as assigned



Education Level and or relevant experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in design or design-related discipline (web development, user-centered design, visual design, IxD, etc.)
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in web development
  • Portfolio demonstrating examples of modern web design and an understanding of UI principles and interaction design


Knowledge and skills (general and technical)

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, and SASS for rapid prototyping and product development.
  • Familiarity with CSS animations.
  • Knowledge of CSS 3D, Three.js, Lottie
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Design Systems development and implementation including design tokens configuration and best practices
  • Familiarity in visual design and wire-framing tools such as Figma, Sketch, Axure, and Zeplin etc.
  • Familiarity with user research methodologies and evaluating user feedback
  • Familiarity in creating wireframes, user flows, process flows and site maps, etc.
  • Familiarity with creating prototypes using vanilla JavaScript
  • Knowledge of React and creating components in Storybook


  • Up-to-date with the latest UI, HTML, CSS, web component and pattern trends, techniques, and technologies, i.e. Motion design, CSS Grid.
  • Experience with implementation of the latest WCAG Accessibility best practices
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum/Kanban development process
  • Capacity to work well with other creative teammates in a collaborate, open, exchange of ideas


How We Work (Competencies)


  • Instills Trust
  • Values Differences
  • Nimble Learning
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Connects With Courage
  • Action Oriented


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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