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SimpsonScarborough is an integrated marketing and branding agency that serves higher education clients. We spend our days building brands that endure, inspire, and elevate the all-important work of colleges and universities in shaping our future. Recognized as a leader in the higher ed marketing industry, our company runs a fully remote team of approximately 60 employees coast to coast with collections of employees in Alexandria, VA.; Greenville, SC.; Rochester, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Columbus, Ohio. You’ll have an opportunity to work alongside respected colleagues who are challenged in their roles, excited for the future, and make each other and our work better.

JOB DESCRIPTION

SimpsonScarborough is an integrated marketing and branding agency that serves higher education clients. We spend our days building brands that endure, inspire, and elevate the all-important work of colleges and universities in shaping our future. Recognized as a leader in the higher ed marketing industry, our company runs a fully remote team of approximately 50 employees coast to coast with collections of employees in Alexandria, VA.; Greenville, SC.; Rochester, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Columbus, Ohio. You’ll have an opportunity to work alongside respected colleagues who are challenged in their roles, excited for the future, and make each other and our work better.

First and foremost, we're looking for someone who's curious — curious about the role digital experiences play in higher education and passionate about the role interactive design and user interface design play in the frontier of visual communication. Beyond that, the ideal candidate will extend that curiosity across industries and topics, informing a fully realized point-of-view. This candidate will have 3 or more years of experience working in an agency environment with a track record of cross-team collaboration and a portfolio that demonstrates a range of ability and experience.

As a senior interactive designer at SimpsonScarborough, you are given the opportunity to work in a tight-knit team to create compelling digital experiences for a range of major higher education brands – from Ivy League to state flagships, to selective private colleges. You will lead the design of complex user interface systems that are foundational for user interaction across multifaceted university websites. You will closely collaborate with our UX Team to ensure that user needs are met, and with web developers to incorporate technical requirements, as well as spend time collaborating with our interdisciplinary design team.

Everything we do is informed by a foundation of market research and strategy, which opens up opportunities for us to create work that is both evidence-based and emotionally compelling. Our ideal candidate will have the ability, and desire, to merge analytical and intuitive thought into one cohesive story.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver next-level visual designs that stunningly and functionally communicate our client’s brand via the user interface.
  • Design and advance rapid prototypes of new experiences that will drive value for users
  • Think systematically about incremental and new features that are designed to connect differently with multiple user/audience segments
  • Express empathy for users in your work by creating user interfaces that are intuitive and considerate of the needs, desires, and expectations of the experience
  • Extending brand standards into pattern libraries and functional digital design systems
  • Collaborating with the UX team and developers, to uncover new opportunities to improve user experience.
  • Present designs and supporting insights to align a wide variety of stakeholders internally
  • Building out pages in the CMS once development is complete. Ensuring any supporting page builds done by other team members meet the highest standards of quality.
  • Ensuring designs meet WCAG standards
  • Staying up with industry trends and keeping our digital experience deliverables cutting edge

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in graphic design, visual communication, or similar field
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD), and Microsoft products (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating proven skills in understanding of the fundamentals of visual communication and design, including color theory, visual organization/composition, information hierarchy, aesthetics, typography, use of icons, layout and photo manipulation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range begins at $65,000 and will extend based on candidate experience and capability.
  • SimpsonScarborough offers a full benefits package, including nationwide health coverage, dental, vision, a 401k, unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, over 15 holidays per year as well as ½ day Fridays throughout the year (as workload allows), fully remote positions, and a WFH stipend.

SimpsonScarborough provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Come as you are; we will be proud to have you on our team.

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INTERVIEW PROCESS

  1. Screener call with hiring lead
  2. Next round interviews with hiring lead/hiring manager
  3. Team interviews - get to know the Creative/Digital team
  4. People & Culture interview - meet with a few people across the agency who will give broad perspective on the agency

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

What We Believe:

At SimpsonScarborough, we believe:

  • Diversity influences the productivity, creativity, and performance of employees,
  • Equity provides fair opportunities to all employees based on their individual needs, and
  • Inclusion is vital and creates space for all employees to thrive and succeed. 

SimpsonScarborough provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

At our core, we seek to create an inclusive environment that empowers our diverse team to create amazing brands, while working alongside respected colleagues who are challenged in their roles, excited for the future, and who make the the work, and our world, better. 

As we continue to build brands that inspire and endure, we will continue to make impact in our work, in our workplace and in our industry through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Culture:

The lives and the stories that unite and inspire us as humans are at the absolute center of who we are and how we work. We want to make things better. Here are a few ways we’re making a difference.

HUMANITY IN OUR WORK | Higher ed will do better. We’ll help.

We are committed to showcasing and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of the brand work that we produce on behalf of colleges and universities.

HUMANITY IN OUR HIRING | We solve problems, including our own.

We've always been a company that welcomes people from all backgrounds and we're working harder than ever to ensure our hiring practices create an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.

HUMANITY IN OUR CULTURE | We extend benefits for a remote, flexible, and balanced culture.

We want to be the best place anyone's ever worked. That's why we do things like help our employees pay down their student loans, offer unlimited PTO, a 401K and encourage parental leave.

More Info: https://www.simpsonscarborough.com/culture

Our Commitment: 

We believe that is a continual effort that requires consistency, intentionality, vulnerability and accountability for ourselves and others.

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