UI/UX Designer

Rochester NY
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Created: March 2, 2020


The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative UI/UX Designer to join the Digital & Research Strategies portfolio. The incumbent will lead user interface design, functional prototyping, and graphic design efforts for RCL’s digital initiatives, including the library’s web presence, research applications, AR/VR projects, wayfinding, and physical and digital signage. Reporting to Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies, the UI/UX Designer leverages strong skills in user experience design, experience in front-end web development, and expertise in visual design to create transformative and engaging digital tools, services, and experiences.



UX/UI Design 40%

·         Champion user-centered interaction models

·         Maintain knowledge of current and emerging UI design concepts, standards, and best practices

·         Develop UI mockups and prototypes to communicate design ideas to stakeholders and support project planning

·         Illustrate design ideas by leveraging wireframes, story boards, user flows, process flows, and site maps

·         Design graphic user interface elements like menus, controls, and other visual elements in alignment with University standards and guidelines

·         Create usable and accessible graphics, images, and logos for physical signs and web and mobile applications

·         Collaborate with staff to consistently improve functionality and experience of RCL digital initiatives


Support for Front-End Development 20%

·         Collaborate with developers to build, test, and implement responsive web applications and experiences

·         Particpate in the design of software platform architecture and databases, as appropriate

·         Understand project requirements and carry out project planning, tracking, and implementation activities


Support for Library Initiatives 20%

·         Collaborate with the immersive technologies program (Studio X) to provide UI and UX expertise for select AR/VR projects

·         Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship Lab to provide UI and UX expertise for select

faculty research projects


·         Collaborate with other RCL departments to provide UI and UX expertise for select library initiatives

·         Provide guidance and information on emerging trends and new technologies


Professional Development 10%

·         Explore new trends in user experience, interface design, programming and development

·         Prototype new tools and run pilot projects to test new technologies

·         Participate in professional networks and organizations to expand knowledge base and share our work with a broader community


Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

·         Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures

·         Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events

·         Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and university constituencies

·         Performs other duties as assigned



·         Bachelor’s degree plus relevant programming experience (2+ years combined between education and experience)

·         Portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions

·         Experience applying user-centered philosophies and interaction design best practices

·         Ability to translate user ideas and design mock-ups to working prototypes

·         Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and SASS

·         Knowledge of JavaScript

·         Working knowledge of version control software (Git)

·         Experience with design software (Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud)

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders

·         Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability

·         Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion

·         Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 and 508 Accessibility guidelines



●     Background in user interface design, user experience, and/or computer science

●     Knowledge of modern front-end frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, Foundation)

●     Familiarity with major CMS and MVC frameworks (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Django)

●     Familiarity with multiple development stacks (LAMP, MERN)

●     Comfortable working in a Unix environment

●     Familiarity with game design engines (Unity, Unreal)

●     Familiarity with package management tools (Yarn, NPM)


Reference ID: 221084  

 *When applying online, please upload your cover letter & resume as one pdf document.

 Position will remain open until filled

 The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled





Published: Monday, March 2, 2020 15:58 UTC

Last updated: Monday, March 2, 2020 15:58 UTC