Information Designer

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Created: February 23, 2015


The Information Designer provides design expertise to support the development of media and data-driven digital scholarship.  As a member of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Information Designer works with scholars and technical staff from the conception of digital products through to their publication.  The incumbent identifies and implements approaches to visual expression that offer clear, persuasive, and thematically-coherent experiences for an academic audience.  S/he works to conceive, prototype, test, and complete designs for digital publications that pay particular attention to data representation, user experience, and the dialectical or exploratory goals of the scholarship.  The Information Designer maintains current awareness of all relevant UI and UX technologies, and applies that knowledge as part of development teams working on a variety of digital scholarship projects in the humanities.  This is a grant-supported position with funding until the end of 2019.


• Bachelor’s Degree
• 3+ years of professional experience in web or UX design.
• Strong knowledge of visual design and data representation principles.
• Knowledge of web standards, data formats and accessibility.
• Expert knowledge of front-end technologies; HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap.
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite and/or common multimedia editing software
• Knowledge of wireframing software such as Axure or Balsamiq desirable
• Working knowledge of relevant JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as D3 and Angular.
• Familiarity with academic projects or other scholarly communications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team in an agile project management environment.

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Information Designer

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