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Web Designer

Excelsior College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Web Designer is part of the Creative Services team within the Marketing department, works closely with IT, and is a key member of Web Team. This person is responsible for designing appealing and accessible mobile-responsive web solutions using web publishing tools/applications (including WordPress), current standards-based web design practices, user-centered design principles, and Excelsior’s brand guide. They will produce storyboards, scenarios, interactive mock-ups, graphics, and wireframe prototypes for complex, interactive web properties. We are looking for someone who has a broad range of skills and abilities that include strong UX/UI knowledge (gathering user requirements, conducting user research, and user testing), and JavaScript development experience (building interactive web components, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with marketing managers, developers, and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate design ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps.
  • Design and build graphic user interface elements like menus, tabs, and widgets.
  • Regularly review and update design kit and site styles.
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and appear, and support decisions with clear, detailed evidence and rationale.
  • Create and resize raster and vector graphics.
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders. Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g., accessibility, responsiveness, SEO)
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure compliance with policies and brand standards around identity graphics, fonts, colors, web content, and online accessibility.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on modern design concepts and solutions and usability best practices for all web devices.
  • Provide thought leadership on usability and user-centered design principles.
  • Demonstrated experience with Quality Assurance (QA) testing and implementation changes to ensure proper display across browsers and mobile devices.

  • A bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of designing web solutions or products with a strong design portfolio.
  • Understanding of how decisions impact user experience in terms of browser and device compatibility, accessibility, internationalization, and performance.
  • Knowledge of mobile responsive web design, HTML, and CSS.
  • Knowledge of design software like Adobe Creative Suite as well as wireframing tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Bootstrap. Experience with PHP a plus.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools and related analyses and reporting.
  • Understanding of how to incorporate user research and data into the design process.
  • Be collaborative and articulate. Be able to clearly explain design choices and respond to customer and team feedback.

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


Excelsior College is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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