Instructional Technology Lead or Digital Product Design Lead

Job Title : Instructional Technology Lead or Digital Product Design Lead

Reporting To : Client

Employment Status : Full Time

Work Schedule : Follows the Client Schedule

Overall Job Description

As a key contributor to the client’s team, the Instructional Technology Lead or Digital Product Design Lead is responsible for designing and art directing complete digital and blended learning experiences for Higher Ed, Corporate, and K-12 education environments. Taking a programmatic approach to design solutions, the Digital Product Design Lead works collaboratively with cross-functional teams to propose, create, and deliver engaging experiences for various delivery, considering larger project initiatives and downstream implications.

Job Responsibilities
  • Create beautiful and engaging digital and blended learning experiences, ensuring all components and assets work cohesively and serve larger learning outcomes.
  • Participate in all phases of the product development life cycle, including project ideation and definition, user research, experience design, visual design, layout design, art program development, style guide development and maintenance, user testing, and production oversight
  • Drive projects from initiation to completion, including analyzing business and learner requirements
  • Collaborate with members of instructional design, editorial, production and project management teams, in the design of optimal learning experiences for digital and blended learning environments
  • Solve complex problems with simplistic approaches, illustrating proposed solutions with wireframes, visual mockups, and functional prototypes
  • Possess and maintain an understanding of contemporary design trends and capabilities and actively participate in establishing a strong design culture
  • Consider full scale production needs, oversee design execution through production, and manage and art direct outsourced creatives as dictated by project requirements.
  • Participate in scoping digital and hybrid products and consult on larger digital learning initiatives as needed.
Desired Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or related field of study
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience and current web-based portfolio
  • Strong, contemporary visual design sensibility
  • Well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques and able to defend design approach to variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and presentation skills
  • Collaborative, flexible, and able to work productively with a wide range of disciplines on a variety of projects
  • Experience with essential Adobe Creative Suite programs and other common design and prototyping applications (Sketch, Omnigraffle, Axure etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Familiarity with eLearning authoring tools (Captivate, Articulate Storyline, etc.)
  • Familiarity with theming CMS/LMS platforms (Canvas, D2L, Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, Blackboard, Learnosity etc.)
  • Ambitious and motivated to learn new skills and technologies as needed
  • Able to self-organize and thrive in a fast-paced, self-starter environment with humor and aplomb
  • Passion for learning design and the education industry
  • Displays initiative and a takes a proactive approach toward problem solving.

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