User Experience (UX) Designer
Job ID: R0028263 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Library seeks applicants for a User Experience Designer on the UX Team within the Communications Department. The User Experience Designer is responsible for helping with user experience, user interface design, user research and some digital and print design projects.

Responsibilities Include:

User Experience Design
  • Collaborate with communications and user experience teams to uncover user needs. Then work together to translate those needs into intuitive and engaging experiences.
  • Advocate for the user through human-centered design methods, ensuring our products, systems and services serve their needs.
  • Conceptualize original user interface design ideas that bring simplicity and user-friendliness to complex roadblocks.
  • Communicate interaction and design ideas by creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps.
  • Work with the UX Research team to understand customer needs and define what is needed visually throughout the user experience using methods such as card sorting and tree testing, as well as usability studies.
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to understand user experience requirements.
  • Stay abreast of evolving user experience practices to proactively identify and recommend opportunities to enhance business processes and tools.

Graphic & User Interface Design
  • Create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Create original graphic design and comprehensive visual concepts, including banners, layouts, posters, advertisements, etc.

User Research
  • Advocate for the user through human-centered design methods, ensuring our products, systems and services serve their needs.
  • Help with various user testing, focus groups, interviews, card sorting, tree tests, surveys, personas and other methods to achieve research objectives.

  • Bachelor's in english, communications, computer science or other related field and at least 1 year of related work experience.
  • 5 or more years of related work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Passion for developing simple, clean, elegant user experiences.
  • Possess strong attention to detail, focusing on visual and behavioral patterns.
  • Experience with a collaborative culture. Collaborate with local and remote design teams conducting frequent feedback sessions and iterations of your design work.
  • Champion of user-centered design and user-research methodologies.
  • Experience with using standard UX design tools: Figma, Sketch, Axure.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Solid understanding of HTML/CSS elements and principles.
  • Ability to create consistent experiences while utilizing a UI/UX design system.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Anticipated hiring range: 65,000 - 75,000

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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