Senior Web/Interaction Designer

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Created: January 31, 2014


About us

The mission of bepress ( is to help scholars maximize the impact of their work.  Our flagship product, Digital Commons, is the world’s leading digital repository and online publishing platform for academic institutions.   We support over 300 academic libraries and thousands of individual scholars and researchers in their efforts to showcase and share their work.  Bepress has been accelerating the pace of scholarly exchange since 1999 through providing solutions to support open-access publishing.

About the role

This is an opportunity to re-envision a product as we implement our next generation open, service-oriented architecture. You will be a part of a team responsible for both transforming our platform while continuing to provide value to our subscribers. We are looking for a senior level designer with hands-on technical skills: someone who has the conviction of a web standards evangelist and the backbone to play ball with our programmers.

Are you obsessed with clean interactive web pages? Do you have the chops to translate your elegant designs into compliant and semantic typographic grids? Can you optimize and deploy CSS architectures across several products and hundreds of domains? Can you run quality assurance on the output from both our programmers and our non-technical staff?  If so, we want to talk to you. Bonus points if you have experience designing for mobile first and know your way around javascript.

Please, show us your work! You can include a link to your portfolio or send a PDF.

This is a full time, on-site position.

• Help define the information architecture of new products.
• Follow best practices for design and user experience for all products.
• Create design artifacts to support brisk, productive cross-functional exploration, prioritization and usability assessments.
• Collaborate with product management, engineers, and other stakeholders to both align and execute on company and customer goals.
• Maintain current knowledge of web design trends.

Position Requirements
• 5+ years web software design experience.
• Deep understanding of web standards and accessibility.
• Expert knowledge of front-end technologies; HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap/Foundation, LESS/Sass.
• Strong knowledge of visual design principles.
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative suite, and wire-framing software such as Axure or Balsamiq.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with Django a plus

You are
• Creative.
• Bright, quick and a structured thinker.
• A natural collaborator with strong interpersonal skills.
• Positive with a good sense of humor.
• Driven and direct.


Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 00:47 UTC

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