Information Designer for Digital Scholarly Publications

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Created: July 27, 2015


The Information Designer provides design expertise to support the development of innovative digital scholarship.  As a member of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Information Designer works with a team of technical staff and scholars to conceive and develop digital publications in the humanities and social sciences.  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 implement visually compelling designs for digital publications that pay particular attention to reader experience, effective integration of media and data, and the communication of the scholars’ ideas. The Information Designer maintains current awareness of relevant technologies, and applies that knowledge as part of a team. This is a grant-supported position with funding until the end of 2019.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in web or digital publication 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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