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Contractor (LATAM) for Product Design Services

Newsela

Newsela

Product, Design
Latambarcem, Goa, India
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Newsela is seeking to hire a Contractor based out of Latin America for Mid-Level Product Design Services.

Scope of Services:

  • This Contractor will own the design experience of the products that help empower our content creators to develop the content teachers and students use.
  • Understand and articulate user and business problems, and propose a range of thoughtful and creative design solutions.
  • Execute designs based on a strong understanding of current UX/UI best practices and expertise using industry-standard design tools/programs, always ensuring accessibility considerations are addressed.
  • Establish and oversee a robust design system, ensuring consistent implementation and continuous improvement over time.
  • You will partner closely with Design, Product, Engineering, UX Research, Data, Content, and Marketing to align on problems, define solutions, and ensure feasibility, by following our user-centric product design.

Skills / Experience:

  • You have 3+ years of experience as a Product Designer working with complex user and business problems.
  • You understand feature requirements and tech constraints, to create simple, engaging, and scalable experiences.
  • You have demonstrated success in approaching patterns holistically and thinking about the larger experience.
  • You have a strong understanding of web and mobile-web platform technologies. You know when to use broad-stroke sketches, use a design system, or when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail.
  • You have familiarity with articulating and incorporating accessibility standards and guidelines into design documents and specifications
  • You can leverage your knowledge of user pain points and goals, informed by research (quantitative and qualitative) to inform your design direction to effectively document your decision and specifications.
  • You can provide and receive actionable feedback from a cross-functional team and understand the value of working cross-functionally and have a collaborative mindset.
  • You partner with Product Management, Engineering, UX Research, Data, Content, and Marketing to define problems, align on solutions, and ensure feasibility through workshops to coordinate on process to soliciting feedback at all stages of the product life cycle.
  • You have experience working in Figma
  • While not required, knowledge of Motion Design or animation done using Adobe After Effects would be a plus.

Please note that given the nature of the contract, this role will not be eligible to participate in company-sponsored benefits.