Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
University Relations is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our multidisciplinary team to craft digital experiences for our various audiences, from prospective and current students to alumni and industry partners. Projects run the gamut from websites and editorial stories to mobile applications and email marketing. As a critical member of the Design and Digital Strategy team, the Interaction Designer works closely with colleagues to deliver beautiful design and storytelling solutions.
The Creative Studio, composed of the Design and Digital Strategy team (graphic designers and web developers) and the Content Strategy team (editors/writers, photographers, mobile journalists, and video producers), is situated in University Relations within the Advancement division. The studio's efforts are strategically aligned to support university-level priorities.
Bachelor's degree in design, visual communication, interaction design, human-computer interaction, or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and use of UX best practices and strategies.
Professional experience in digital graphic design, advertising, communications, photography or video production; in an in-house agency or educational setting, or a related setting, or equivalent experience in an academic environment.
Demonstrated experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat).
Strong interpersonal skills.
Master's degree in design, visual communication, interaction design, human-computer interaction, or related field.
Experience with Agile project workflow.
Knowledge of prototyping tools such as Adobe XD or Sketch.
Experience collaborating with freelance teams and overseeing work both internally and externally.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).