Designer-Dubuque IowaMcGraw-Hill Education, Dubuque, IA
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At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.
Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.
By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.
Why? Because learning changes everything.
McGraw Hill Education has an opportunity for a highly motivated experienced Designer with excellent web development skills and candidate to join our team in the role of Designer working in our Dubuque, Iowa office.
Our Higher Education team delivers powerful platforms, highly personalized course materials, and effective learning supplements to help students achieve their goals at every stage of their academic and professional careers.
The Designer is responsible for the translation of product vision into digital and print product including interiors and covers of our higher education products, including all related support materials. Designers lead the product team through digital workflows using content management systems such as Habitat. Designer will also supervise and coordinate design projects with vendors and freelance designers.
If this describes your background and expertise, we want to hear from you.
Your contribution to the team includes:
â€¢ Responsible for driving digital design at McGraw Hill education for Higher Education. Responsible for providing high quality, contemporary interior and cover designs that will translate to digital uses in ecommerce for our higher education products. Prepare electronic cover mechanicals and review printer proofs for accuracy and quality. Work with Brand Managers and Product Developers, Program Managers, Content Project Managers, Marketing Managers, and Design Manager to develop, design, and produce a product that is suitable for the market.
â€¢ Consult with editorial, marketing, and production departments on specific design requirements and limitations.
â€¢ Management of outside vendors and freelance designers. Work with outside resources to develop cover and interior designs. Responsible for maintaining or improving schedules, controlling design budgets, and monitoring quality of work.
â€¢ This position requires someone who is self-motivated, multi-task oriented and able to work well across several departments. The right candidate will need talent combined with the energy, and inspiration to bring to life outstanding design solutions.
â€¢ Must be able to work as part of a team and/or independently from concept to completion. Must have the ability to lead others and communicate well with outside vendors. The right candidate will be expected to contribute to planning and scheduling activities, so strong written communication and presentation skills are essential.
â€¢ Must stay current on industry trends and take initiative to continually develop digital skillset.
â€¢ Responsible for management of assigned projects. Participate in projects from concept through final product delivery.
â€¢ Responsible for delivery of assigned product with high level of efficiency, speed to market, and top quality suitable for customer needs.
What you'll need to be successful:
â€¢ Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or Communication Design required
â€¢ Three to Five years design experience required
â€¢ Portfolio required at time of application. Please provide a link to your portfolio on your resume to be considered for this opportunity.
â€¢ Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite.
â€¢ Experience with digital content authoring tools and all related technologies, including epub, HTML, CSS, and other emerging technologies
â€¢ Prior experience working with vendors and internal customers
â€¢ Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
â€¢ Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
â€¢ Proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and tight deadlines while ensuring consistent progress on projects.
â€¢ Proficiency in publishing workflows and digital toolsets.
â€¢ Responsible for the successful, on-time delivery of design projects and will require industry and general technical knowledge (especially CSS and HTML)
â€¢ Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions or inquiries from supervisor, customers, coworkers, coordinating personnel, etc.
â€¢ Strong communication and decision-making skills required
â€¢ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
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