The Center for Academic Excellence and Support in the School of Professional Studies seeks an individual to serve as a Creative Production Lead. The Creative Production Lead (CPL) is responsible for the design elements of all Nexus resources and experience, and has primary ownership of the Nexus brand image at the New York University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and beyond. The CPL engages in work to enhance the NYU SPS Learning Ecosystem across the following areas: Learner-Centric Course Architecture; Goal-Driven Technology Adoption; Incubation of Faculty Labs and Initiatives; Learning Data and Research; and Design Sessions and Solutions Events for Internal and External Clients. As the designer-in-chief, the CPL supervises a team of designers to ensure all Nexus assets communicate our commitment to learning, teaching, and educational innovation. The CPL also oversees a range activities to ensure visual and ideological alignment across Nexus products (e.g., websites, media, guides) and services (e.g., workshops, seminars, trainings). Additionally, the CPL develops frameworks and implements processes that enable Nexus patrons to produce a range of educational materials that are coherent and clear. As an innovation enabler committed to learning, the CPL builds an environment that values collaboration, dialogue, and learner experience. The CPL works closely with the Director of Research and Development, and the Technology Lead to continuously improve user interfaces and experiences on Nexus online resources. The CPL also works closely with the Director of Operations and Learning and the Service Design Lead to create a consistent and engaging visual aesthetic for all Nexus resources and services. Additionally, the CPL is an excellent communicator who applies best design principles and practices to mentor and train junior staff members, and improve team performance.
Bachelor's Degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), or related field or equivalent practical experience.
Master's Degree in education, computer science, or related field.
5+ years experience leading and building a creative team to produce interfaces and designs for resources, experiences, and services in the learning domain. Experience collaborating with senior administrators, designers, developers, and educators to provide creative, thoughtful solutions. Experience generating data insights and integrating user feedback and business requirements into product updates and user experience refinements.
5+ years experience communicating and influencing product design strategy, agile methodologies/project management, and data visualization.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrate knowledge of user centered design methods. Experience with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, and/or high fidelity prototypes. Working knowledge of industry design tools (e.g., Sketch, InVision, Overflow, Adobe Creative Cloud).
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of HTML, Python, motion graphics, video editing software, and usability testing tools. Extensive knowledge of web and mobile app development, and educational innovation and disruption
For 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.
NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.
NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
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