User Experience Designer

Farmington, MICHIGAN | 6 months
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Job Summary

Cengage Learning

Job Description

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.


As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.


As a UX Designer, you will shape (strategy, research, design, innovate, implement, maintain, optimize) how customers discover, consider, use, and interact our products on the web. You'll bring both the art of design and the science of human interaction to challenge the status quo and deliver an unparalleled experience.   

  • Define the balance between a beautiful interface with an intuitive, and easy to use experience
  • Determine and execute the best responsive strategy and work closely with engineers to maintain the integrity of the user experience on any device
  • Stay close to the customer. Attend and participate in regular user studies to validate product concept and designs, then iterate on designs based on customer feedback
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative research to inform design decisions
  • Analyze performance reports and provide regular recommendations on enhancing effectiveness
  • Act as the user-advocate during the design and development process, subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered design perspective
  • Act as “go to” with in-depth knowledge of user interface best practices and standards
  • Use research-related services, theories and methods to support your recommendations
  • Direct the visual hierarchy, behavior, and appearance of all new features and enhancements on our web properties
  • Initiate, suggest, and spearhead interface re-factorings for a more intuitive user-experience
  • Develop wireframes, behavioral specifications and personas
  • Develop user flows for the customer journey to create a cohesive web presence
  • Inform the behavior and visual presentation of new features and enhancements to the website by contributing to requirements and documentation
  • Create mockups and functional prototypes for regular usability tests
  • Maintain, implement and contribute to design guidelines
  • Ensure consistency of user flow, visual presentation and application of existing branding across Gale products and services.

  • You have an online portfolio full of your work (designs, prototypes, and sketches) that you are excited to share
  • You have some experience designing compelling websites, web applications, responsive web apps, eCommerce applications,  emails, and landing pages at an agency or in-house corporation
  • You are proactive and deadline driven with ability to be highly team-oriented
  • You have the ability to self-manage scope and deadlines in fast-paced agile environment
  • You are proficient in some of the following: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision, Axure, Acrobat or other design tool
  • You have experience defining, implementing and working with corporate design best practices and web standards
  • You have experience designing for disabled users and familiarity with WCAG standards
  • You have a basic understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Visual Design, Web Design, Interactive Media, Computer Science, or a related technical field or 3+ years of equivalent practical experience



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