Interactive Design (http://www.bu.edu/id) is the web design division of Boston University's award-winning Creative Services group within the department of Marketing & Communications. The ID hive is always buzzing with innovative designers, wicked smart developers, and colorful copywriters. If you're passionate, conscientious and love to concept, design, prototype, test, and launch interactive projects from large websites to editorial stories to mobile applications this is the place for you. You'll work closely with a team of copywriters, project managers, photographers, and developers while ensuring that projects meet high standards of quality and address the clients strategic goals. All while being around some really nice people. What you'll do: You'll work on designing interactive projects of many different sizes and complexities. For some of our largest and most immersive projects, you'll take the lead and create great sites like the College of Communications, or Questrom School of Business. You'll design stories like this one about searching for new physics at the LHC or explain climate change lessons from Venice. Participate in all aspects of the interactive design process: Information Architecture, Wire Framing, Prototyping, User Experience, Visual Design, and Front-end Markup. Collaborate with developers to build complex functionality. Supervise the work of collaborating team members to ensure that client and institutional branding objectives are achieved. Maintain a state-of-the-art understanding of current and emerging tools and technology. Design both small to large university sites and long-form, highly interactive, narrative editorial stories for several in-house editorial channels. Create great design, while still having a life beyond the office.
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B.A./B.S. Minimum 5-8 years experience creating and improving online services through outstanding design. Extraordinary oral and written communication skills. Direct experience designing for multiple platforms and contexts. Proficiency with HTML, CSS. Understanding of content management systems such as WordPress. Experience assessing, prioritizing, and solving technical problems related to interactive design. Ability to present work to clients and stakeholders in a compelling and thoughtful way.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.