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Art Director in San Francisco | Pearson

We’re looking for Art Directors that are storytellers and creators, using design to bring interactive educational ideas to life. They drive projects into new areas with interactive thinking, working with Learning and Instructional Designers to be the yin to their yang. They are design fundamentalists, but approach projects with open and innovative mindsets.

Here’s what you should know about being an Art Director at Pearson:

On any given day you might

  • Collaborate with authors, instructional designers, and product, design and development teams to concept and craft interactive experiences that engage learners and drive learning outcomes
  • Design complex interactives and experiences that span devices and screens
  • Oversee the creation and production of design solutions for our learning and instructional products, whether that be with internal production teams or external vendors and agencies
  • Collaborate with Experience Designers to execute how the interactive content works within a product or application
  • Work with and mentor junior creatives, guiding them to push their work to new levels
  • Partner with other disciplines when possible to create the best possible work


The ideal person

  • Is an incredible collaborator and communicator, open to new ideas and great at helping others understand
  • Can lead the experience vision for large, complex interactive efforts
  • Is an expert in the areas of interactive experiences, channels, and design principles
  • Brings big ideas to help continuously raise the bar in education
  • Is a conceptual thinker and storyteller, using sketches, mood boards, design mockups and other artifacts & prototypes to tackle any medium or output
  • Finds delight in details and overarching aesthetic
  • Is an expert at crafting experiences by utilizing color theory, photography, video, typography, layout, and illustration
  • Is concerned with the continuity of a learning experience, thinking holistically and able to create a choreographed & unified experience
  • Thinks usability first, and is aware of accessibility WCAG regulations and best practices, and how those will directly impact and guide their experiences
  • Enjoys mentoring junior designers and is interested in cultivating strong leadership skills
  • Is a fresh thinker who embraces challenges and new methods of thinking
  • Can inspire and lead a team through multiple on-going projects and timelines
  • Is self-motivated with a positive attitude and strong communications skills

You bring

  • 5 years’ design experience in digital product design, web and desktop product design and traditional design mechanics like color theory, UI design & typography
  • Proficiency in Mac OSX, Sketch, Adobe CC (specifically Illustrator, Photoshop)

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Other Locations US-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-50 California 50 California Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 12, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2002935