College of Professional Studies
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Multimedia Designer actively collaborates and engages with
instructional designers and content production team to build
engaging educational course content for online courses. The
Multimedia Designer focuses on the student’s visual experience and
determines how a student interfaces with interactive course
content. The Multimedia Designer must have a proven understanding
of visual design and UI design principles for web applications and
eLearning authoring tools, as well as the ability to thrive within
a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
• Bachelor’s Degree required in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design,
Interaction Design, visual design, or related field.
• Three (3) plus years of industry experience in UI design.
Job Specific Qualifications
• Proven work experience as a Graphic Designer/UI Designer or
• Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills (written /
verbal), including presentation skills.
• Ability to demonstrate proven visual design / development skills
and industry standard platform / OS experience.
• Demonstrate ability to create design concepts and prototypes
using tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, as well has have
knowledge of Premiere and After Effects.
• Familiarity with Premiere and postproduction processes considered
• Ability to create and refine prototypes, wireframes, flow
diagrams, and user-requirements documents.
• Ability to prepare and present design recommendations based on
program goals, user research, UX/UI principles, and an
understanding of the regulatory requirements of higher
• Ability to participate in design and feedback sessions and
generate design recommendations.
• Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
simultaneously while maintaining a positive outlook and a
collegial, professional demeanor.
• Strong understanding of responsive UI design principles to
delivery products across multiple platforms, including desktop, web
• A high degree of creativity, interaction design, and
• Create engaging, visually pleasing, and easy to understand
graphics and animations to enhance online course material.
• Employ a learner-centered design methodology to create,
prototype, develop, and validate accessible user interface designs,
including page layouts and navigation for desktop, web-based, and
mobile delivery of online course material.
• Conceptualize eLearning interface design ideas through the use of
storyboards, process flows, mockups and prototypes.
• Review and reformat course content before course materials and
content is added to LMS .
• Collaborate with instructional designers and production team to
conceptualize, define, prioritize, and build online courses.
• Leverage your product, interaction, and visual design skills to
create engaging experiences that empower learners.
• Design products with a focus on Accessibility, and partnering
with designers, developers, and testers to create accessible
• Utilize eLearning authoring tools to design interactive learning
• Manage intake and organization of digital assets throughout
course development process.
• Collaborate with and guide team members to crystallize their UI
• Develop user interface design standards and best practices for
online courses, which adhere to Syracuse University’s digital style
guide and standard of excellence.
• Research user needs, develop personas, perform task analysis,
craft and conduct interviews to create industry-leading user
experiences for online courses.
• Realize new learning experiences based on user insights and
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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