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Sr Digital Designer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in New York, NY

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Job Requisition ID: 8182

The Senior Design Architect is a key team member who will work closely with the Design team lead to execute the project vision under a broad criteria which includes: User-centered design thinking, Next generation design trends, Current and emerging technologies, Stakeholder management and Marketing imperatives. The senior design architect will be a strong self manager and will be responsible for delivering large project components, start to finish, collaboratively–in a diverse cross functional environment which includes Design (UX, IxD, UI, Digital, Print, Rich Media), Product management, Learning Design & Editorial, Content Engineering, Platform Engineering, QA, Project management and Finance. The position requires polished presentation skills and a confidence to communicate fluidlyacross locations with internal (HMH) and external (vendor) teams.



User Centered Design:
Collaborate in cross functional workshops in obtaining the overall project objectives, from a high level right through to detailed project component lists

Provide design research results and data in a well articulated and presentable manner that is attuned to the stakeholder audience

Produce rapid prototypes, mock ups and any other relevant visual output for quick review and iteration

Problem solve for complex requirements in a fully collaborative environment

Champion simplicity and elegance as a fundamental goal of good UX.


Project execution
Deliver cutting edge design excellence in area of specialty or a blend of areas (UX, IxD, UI, Print, Visual Creative, Branding, Rich Media)

Demonstrate expertise in all relevant technologies as well as invest time and energy in adapting tonew technologies that will benefit a cross functional team

Communicate diligently on assignment progress, clearly articulating any impediments and/or risks to the successful outcome of the overall project

Work to established deliverable standards and/or contribute to the establishment of such standards for the overall benefit of the project and Design department


Project completion
Exercise ownership of assignments end-to-end

Triage development/production stage of assignment and provide any necessary inputs to enable project completion to a high standard

Demonstrate confidence in understanding workflows and production schedules

Document clear and precise Design instructions for developers, external vendors and QA groups 


Education Level and or relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Designor minimum 5 years full-time experience in Industry demonstrable in a well presented online portfolio(should convey a palpable passion for cutting edge Design excellence)


Knowledge and Skills (general and technical)

Expertise in all relevant current software

Awareness of Design culture and trend as it impacts current and future technologies


Other Desirable Experience

Experience in Editorial Design
Experience in Educational Publishing

Experience with software platforms and CMS management

Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS

Prototyping experience

Experience in Gamification

Experience in Agile

Experience in team management

Experience in farshore vendor management




Physical Requirements:
• Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
• The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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