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Sr UI Designer

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 15805

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The Senior UI Designer role will hands-on deliver the UI artifacts for multiple products throughout their lifecycles. The Senior UI Designer will report to the Design Director and work closely with UX Designers and stakeholders to drive toward an optimal design solution.


The Opportunity

HMH is currently searching for a skilled, multi-talented, and nimble UI Designer to join a cross-disciplinary UX team in New York City. We’re looking for a someone who will shape the creative of our immediate digital asset needs and elevate design as we usher in the next generation of educational software. We strive to maintain a positive atmosphere that is designer- friendly, open, considerate, respectful, and above all passionate.


The Role

The Senior UI Designer will largely be a tactical role, working on a variety of products that will need to be refreshed for the 2020 school year. Many of these products will need to be integrated with a larger education platform while still maintaining integrity as a stand-alone product. This means creating a cross-platform visual look that speaks to multiple audiences: students, teachers and administrators. Form factors include but are not limited to multiple desktop and tablet resolutions.


The Day-to-Day

  • Consulting with stakeholders, product managers, and UX designers to capture requirements and determine creative direction


  • Deliver pixel-perfect designs that are as usable as they are beautiful
  • Translation of wireframe and other UX documentation into high fidelity prototypes


  • Effectively organize documentation and other design artifacts


  • Mentor colleagues on design best practices and innovative ways of thinking


  • Accept direction and critique as a natural part of improving your work and skillset


  • Provide useful design feedback to peers


  • Work closely with team leadership to advance the practice of good design within the company



  • 5+ years digital design experience


  • Online portfolio that illustrates a thorough understanding of the process of design as well as examples of UI motion design (After Effects, Principle, Framer, HTML5, etc.)


  • Mastery of Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite are essential


  • Proficiency with prototyping tools Invision, Principle, Axure, etc.


  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery-preferred


  • Bachelor's Degree in design or a design-related discipline (graphic design, user experience design, etc.) or equivalent experience


Physical Requirements

  • Will be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).


  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc., and operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) 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 an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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