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Senior Designer

Location:
Oxford
Company:
Pearson

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**Senior Designer**



**Description**



At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it's one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.



This is a Visual Design role, in the Pearson Global Schools, International Curriculum team.



You will be responsible for understanding and translating customer needs into visual design, brand identity and interface design concepts for print and digital products. You will be able to present visual design concepts and completed design work to key stakeholders and gather and incorporate feedback.



**Key Accountabilities**



**?** Working collaboratively with content specialists and responding to customer needs, you will be responsible for the visual appearance of all products which engage and attract new and existing learners and teachers.



? Working collaboratively with the UX team, you will be responsible for the visual appearance of user interfaces.



? Creating and/or managing the creation of visual design deliverables, following Pearson Content Creation guidelines.



? Commissioning and contracting third party vendors.



? Individual planning of and budgeting for tasks, activities and timings.



? Being the team's advocate for branding and style consistency across all products.



? Inspiring co-workers and collaborating with them to produce inventive, thoughtful, relevant work.



**Key Challenges**



? Risk management & risk mitigation plans



? Project prioritisation & senior stakeholder decision rights



? Multi-task across multiple projects whilst remaining calm under pressure



? Work closely with internal and external production service providers, in support of our outsourcing strategy



? Ensuring that vendors are prepared, trained and provided with the necessary tools and materials to ensure delivery to agreed standards and timescales



**Business understanding:**



? Understands and communicates how Production supports Pearson's larger goals.



? Delivers plans according to budget and looks for eventual areas of financial optimization.



? Understands how content works in all product categories.



? Flags areas of improvement in terms of production flow or relationships with vendors and content creators in order to increase efficiency or reduce costs.



? Has a good knowledge of the specificities of the IC Portfolio.



**Collaboration:**



? Works with other parts of the organisation (e.g. portfolio management and content development teams) to ensure support in attaining output, quality and productivity.



? Maintains communication across products in the portfolio.



? Manages internal team, freelancers and vendors for schedule, budget, quality compliance and provide feedback on performance.



_The above list of job duties is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks which are broadly in line with the above description and may reasonably be expected within the scope and grade of the position_



**Key Relationships**



**?** Product Owners, Learning Experts, UX Leads, Interaction Designers, Category Managers, Project Managers, Visual Designers, Content Creation Managers / Specialists



Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.



We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.



The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.



**Qualifications**



The Pearson English focus is particularly on these attributes:



? Resilient - perseveres with determination and conviction



? Entrepreneurial - applies expertise for success of the business



? Free-thinking - is creative, dynamic and inquisitive



? Bold - makes an impact through strong initiative and action



? International - embraces community of global, culturally-aware teams



**?** Committed to Excellence-delivers now and improves continuously



**Role-specific attributes:**



**?** Flexible - responds to customer feedback



? Resourceful - delivers upon requirements quickly and intelligently



? Knowledgeable - strong technical understanding



**Candidate Profile**



**_Essential_**



**?** Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design or similar discipline, or relevant experience.



? Experience in educational publishing and the translation of pedagogical needs into successful visual design and/or an outstanding portfolio.



? Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite.



? Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.



? Excellent time-management and prioritisation skills with the ability to multi-task.



? Design enthusiast who keeps up to date with new design and technology trends.



? Ability to work well as part of a team.



**_Desirable_**



? Understanding of User Interface design.



? html5, CSS3



? Instructional design



Animation software skills using Flash, Edge or After Effects.



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**Primary Location:** GB-GB-Oxford



**Work Locations:** GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ



**Job:** Publishing



**Organization:** Global Product



**Employee Status:** Regular Employee



**Job Type:** Standard



**Shift:** Day Job



**Job Posting:** Sep 30, 2019



**Job Unposting:** Ongoing



**Schedule:** Full-time Regular



**Req ID:** 1913109

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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