Cengage Learning Media Designer in Boston, Massachusetts


As a member of the Creative Studio, as part of Global Product Management, you will create, interactive art, GIFs, motion graphics, and animations, for our online MindTap, and other digital products. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of interactive art, motion design, animation, HTML5, and UI design.


• The Media Designer will interact with content teams, subject matter experts, digital production, and user experience to produce interactive graphics, for our customer-facing sites, all while meeting quality, schedule, budget and business requirements.

• Create interactive visual content from conceptualization, review, and implementation, including translating precise content requirements into effective and accurate visual communications with subject matter experts, content teams, and engineering staff for a variety of technologies and platforms

• Provide sketches, storyboards, proofs of concept, wire frames, and presentations to effectively communicate visual concepts to internal stakeholders and project team members

• Create, document, and evangelize visual content guidelines, best practices, libraries, and standards

• Work closely with Executive Director of Creative Studio, designers, media designers and digital production to produce cutting edge, effective and timely learning content, and develop and maintain best production practices


Basic (Required)

• Bachelor’s degree in motion design, interactive design, animation, graphic design or supportive disciplines; or equivalent work experience

• Minimum 2 years’ experience as a motion designer, interactive designer, graphic designer, or animator

• Proven experience sketching, prototyping, and creating visuals for content

• Mastery of Adobe CC Suite, including but not limited to, Premier Pro, After Effects, Animate, Muse, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

• Mastery of design principles, color theory, and digital design best practices

• Portfolio required, including motion graphics, interactive art, animation, and static illustrations/design

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate art and design strategy to non-design stakeholders; to interpret and translate complex information to teams and individuals; and to report effectively to management

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment collaboratively and in partnership with all functional areas and to direct outside vendors

• Strong project organizational skills required; able to successfully juggle multiple projects and to prioritize tasks

• Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; able to predict, identify, and resolve issues in a timely and effective manner

• Able to adapt quickly to new technology, new processes and procedures, and standards in an environment of continuous improvement


• Working knowledge of Javascript

• Working knowledge of CSS

• Experience with Agile development methodologies

• Experience developing for mobile devices

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-CA-San Francisco | US-OH-Cincinnati | US-NY-Clifton Park

Posted Date 1 week ago

Requisition ID 2017-3886

Job Function Design