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Web Designer

  • Washington, DC
  • Full-time

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

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Web Designer - Georgetown University's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) integrates a teaching and learning center with the latest educational technology. Our team of experienced educators facilitates a broad-based program that promotes discovery, engagement, and diversity in an ever-expanding conception of learning.


The Web Designer collaborates with project leads, designers, and developers to help drive principles of clear, elegant, accessible, creative, and responsive web design across the organization. S/he will work hands-on as an individual contributor doing user visual design, experience (UX) research, and user interface (UI) design for the various web projects. By creating prototypes to quickly visualize, sketch, and communicate solutions to complex design problems, the Web dDsigner will play a crucial role in the iterative development of websites and media-rich applications. The incumbent may also contribute to print design on occasion. Because this position works with various colleagues across numerous projects, the ideal candidate is open to feedback and thrives in a collaborative environment.


Reporting to the Assistant Director for Special Projects and Strategic Integration at CNDLS, the Web Designer's duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Designs and builds web pages using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools.
  • Designs and develops user interface features, site animation, and special effects elements.
  • Participates in user research, creates user interface detailed design, and performs usability tests.
  • Contributes to the design group's efforts to enhance the appeal of the organization's online offerings.
  • Designs the website to support the organization's strategies and goals relative to external communications. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in interaction design, visual design or a related field.
  • Expert proficiency on the fundamentals of effective web design: typography, color, composition, rhythm, and form.
  • At least two years experience with interaction and visual design for web-based experiences and applications.
  • Knowledge of web accessibility.
  • Advanced knowledge of Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience creating hi-fidelity visual concepts and interactive prototypes.
  • Experience with information architecture.
  • Experience designing and customizing WordPress themes.
  • Experience working on templates for frameworks like Django and Flask.

When applying, please make sure to include a resume, cover letter and link(s) to your portfolio and/or to your work online (You can upload multiple attachments in the resume section). Candidates without links to their portfolio will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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