Information Designer for Digital Scholarly Publications, Brown University Library

The Information Designer provides design expertise to support the development of innovative digital scholarship. As a member of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Information Designer works with a team of technical staff and scholars to conceive and develop digital publications in the humanities and social sciences. The incumbent identifies and implements approaches to visual expression that offer clear, persuasive, and thematically-coherent experiences for an academic audience. S/he works to conceive, prototype, test, and implement visually compelling designs for digital publications that pay particular attention to reader experience, effective integration of media and data, and the communication of the scholars’ ideas. The Information Designer maintains current awareness of relevant technologies, and applies that knowledge as part of a team. This is a grant-supported position with funding until the end of 2019.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in web or digital publication design
  • Strong knowledge of visual design and data representation principles
  • Knowledge of web standards, data formats and accessibility
  • Expert knowledge of front-end technologies; HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite and/or common multimedia editing software
  • Knowledge of wireframing software such as Axure or Balsamiq desirable
  • Working knowledge of relevant JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as D3 and Angular
  • Familiarity with academic projects or other scholarly communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in an agile project management environment

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: and reference REQ116484. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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