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Creative Visual Design Manager

Company: Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12
Location: Olympia
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a seasoned Creative Visual Design Manager with a rich background in Visual Design, UI, and IXD to drive creative direction for Pearsons eCommerce sites. We are seeking a strong leader with management experience, excellent presentation skills, and the unique talent of finding ways for each team member to shine.
At Pearson, you will be challenged in an organization that values vision, execution, and persistence. You will push visual designs to be cutting edge, be a positive force on the team, and solve complex problems in simple, elegant ways.
Key Accountabilities
--- Collaboratively shape visual design team process and a design vision for our eCommerce sites that supports the higher-level design strategy.
--- Build a strong partnership with UX Director, Content Sr Manager, and Research team.
--- Partner with other disciplines such as content strategists, UX researchers, product managers, engineers, and more to build beautiful, usable, forward-looking designs that delight.
--- Be a strong leader with a presence in high-level management and stakeholder meetings to align strategies and share project milestones.
--- Partner with Visual Design Manager to define design direction and guide designers to create elegant solutions to complex problems while always ensuring deliverables are of the highest design quality
--- Approach an open-ended problem space with vigor, clarity, balanced with a growth mindset
--- Think holistically about the product ecosystem
--- Provide leadership and mentorship for designers through the end-to-end interaction and visual design of products
--- Be aware of user research and testing, ensure usability and product consistency, and provide feedback.
--- Responsible for all Visual Design initiatives.
--- Build strong relationships with peers within Design and cross-departmentally
--- Be proactive in seeking new knowledge and connections in your space
--- Provide training, recognition, and career opportunities for direct report ongoing.
Qualifications:
--- 8+ years experience in digital-related design with an online portfolio of high-impact, relevant work samples that showcase process and success metrics.
--- 4+ years managing direct reports and cultivating a positive team culture.
--- Bachelor's or master's degree in a design-related field. Relevant work experience will also be considered.
--- Strong business acumen and experience in partnering directly with UX Product Designers, Researchers, Product teams, and Front End Developers
--- Excellent communication, self-management, organizational, and presentation skills.
--- Highly collaborative in nature and commanding a positive mindset
--- Team player: confidence, without ego.
--- Proven experience in...
--- Presentation Decks
--- Current design tools including Figma, Miro, Sketch, Adobe, etc.
--- Explaining design rationale concisely and effectively
--- Working with design systems
--- Understanding the relationship between visual, interaction, research, product, and content disciplines
--- Knowledge of current design trends
--- Management and stakeholder presentation
--- Design Systems
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $130,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here .
Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company.
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist---company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

Keywords: Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12, Olympia , Creative Visual Design Manager, Executive , Olympia, Washington

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