Senior Graphic Designer: Language Arts, 6-9 month contract
Curriculum Associates4.3
Remote
Job description

Senior Graphic Designer: Language Arts, 6-9 month contract

At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

We are seeking a talented and collaborative Senior Designer to bring engaging and innovative design to our portfolio of language arts curriculum print products. The Senior Designer will work collaboratively across teams to develop and produce compelling visual designs from concept through to completed product. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, and will have a passion for exploring and working to solve issues of inequity within education.

The impact you’ll have:

  • Join a mission-driven organization focused on developing educational resources that support anti-racist beliefs
  • Be an integral part of creating educational resources that are used by 8 million students
    across the country
  • Develop products in collaboration with the educators we serve, as well as work with industry leaders and organizations to ensure culturally responsive resources
  • Work with the Design Director, Language Arts and the broader CA Design Team to establish creative direction for new core and supplemental products (print and related digital resources)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional Product Design team members, ensuring all designs serve larger program goals.
  • Design components, features and layouts with a focus on Teacher and Student usability, never losing focus on the idea that engaged learners are better learners
  • Create unique design solutions that promote a sense of fun and engagement with Language Arts content for all young learners


What we're looking for:

  • A bachelor’s degree or a comparable level of experience
  • Experience in educational or children's publishing and/or media a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in print design processes and production, including layout, page composition, image manipulation/preparation and careful attention to typography
  • Experience developing and implementing a product-specific visual design plan, including directing illustrators, photo research, image preparation/manipulation and supervision of additional Designers and Design vendor partners as needed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to articulate art/design strategy to non-design stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work within a collaborative team-based development process
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and familiarity with Mac OS


Location: Remote

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Company details

Headquarters

53 Rangeway Road North Billerica, MA 01862 United States

Employee

1001 to 5000

Revenue

$100M to $500M (USD)

Industry

Media, News and Publishing

Company Description
At Curriculum Associates, we believe in the potential of every child and are changing the face of education technology with award-winning learning programs like i-Ready that serve a third of the nation’s K–8 students. For more than 50 years, our commitment to making classrooms better places, serving educators, and supporting equitable learning experiences for all students has driven the continuous improvement of our innovative programs. Our data-driven, research-backed cloud technology products transform how students learn, creating an environment where every child can thrive and rise to their potential. Based in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and with offices and remote employees throughout the United States, Curriculum Associates has been awarded many recognitions as a top employer. Our team of more than 1,500 employees is composed of lifelong learners who stand behind this mission, working tirelessly to serve the educational community with world-class programs and support every day. If this speaks to you, we welcome you to explore opportunities on our team.
Company ratings
  • Overall
    4.3
  • Company & Benefits
    4.2 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    4.1 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    4.1 / 5
  • Senior Management
    4.0 / 5
Company reviews
"Good Introduction to Corporate Environment"
Former EmployeeData Entry Clerk
While I did not get hired for a permanent role, I enjoyed my time spent there. The work allows you to become more familiar with Excel skills which is essential for entry level roles at most companies.

"Great Culture"
Former EmployeeSupport Staff
Some departments are siloed which makes getting a message about customer enhancements more difficult to get to the right people. Their update cycle was stellar and their celebrate their people on a regular basis.

"Curriculum Associates treat their employees very well"
Former EmployeeFront End Developer
I throughly enjoyed my time working for Curriculum Associates. What I most enjoyed about working for this company was their positive work environment. When people ask me about my experience working for Curriculum Associates, the first thing that comes to my mind is that they truly care about their employees. I worked for Curriculum Associates as an entry level web developer, they have a robust and full comprehensive mentorship and learning program, I felt very comfortable with my team, my manager, my pace and learning, and professional growth. Curriculum Associates is one of the best places to work for in Massachusetts because of their emphasis on improving the quality of life for others.
Pros:

"Great work with the exiting team"
Current EmployeeQuality Assurance Analyst
 Participated actively with Agile Scrum development process attending Sprint planning, daily scrum, retrospective and clients demo.  Help and create the test specification, review and analyze the user stories.  Created Test Plans and Test Scripts as per business requirements and functional Specifications.  Wrote test cases for manual and executed the test case. Developed Test Automation Framework using Selenium WebDriver for functional, regression, smoke and integration testing.  Developed Cucumber (BDD) Feature files using Gherkins and automate them using Selenium Webdriver with Java  Applied test automation framework on CI/CD process using Jenkins.  Worked extensively on performing Mobile Web and Native App testing for Android and IOS.  Developed automation script with Web Driver API using Java, and TestNG.  Built an Appium test framework from scratch and mentored the team using the framework.  Performed manual testing by executing test cases for all modules before creating automated scripts to validate the test procedure.  Prepared the Test Scenarios and Master Test Plan for the UAT (User Acceptance Testing).  Wrote and executed the SQL Queries in TOAD to test for the data validations and other business functionality such as required fields, data formats, duplicate rows and data integrities.  Performed regression testing for every modification in the application and new release.  Created defects in JIRA, assigned them to the responsible person and tracked until they are fixed.  Worked closely with the developers to resolve defects, issues and understanding the functionality