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UI/UX Designer-32242

UI/UX Designer-32242

Position Summary

Under direction from the Creative Director of Web Communications, the UI/UX Web Designer will work collaboratively with a team of UX, UI, content and development professionals to design, develop, and enhance a continuously evolving network of websites and web applications. Efforts will include the design and improvement of web properties encompassing the Weill Cornell Medicine tri-part mission of patient care, education and research targeted at both the general public and medical professionals. Combined, the online assets support one of the most prestigious academic medical institutions in the country. We are dedicated to great user-centered design, technical innovation, and a progressive work culture that values respect, integrity, and professional development.

Position Activities

Creates audience-tailored, intuitive information architectures via sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes that are based on research, analysis and industry best standards. Stays relevant to emerging trends in subject areas related to contemporary web design and UX strategies. Visits forums, online resources and attends relevant training conferences to increase knowledge base for sharing with team members. Designs visually attractive and highly usable web interfaces against industry-leading concepts Communicates detailed notes and specifications to development team members for efficient progression from design concept through execution. Actively participates in team discussions on architecture, concepts and process to help advance the shared web vision for all clients and services. Efficiently and effectively acts on critique and direction from Creative Director. Maintains project schedules through timely fulfillment of design milestones and tracking of work progress through online reporting mechanisms. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

A digital portfolio is required. Experience in designing web architectures for Content Management System (CMS) integration into websites. Mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite CS5 and above (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator). JavaScript coding skills, particularly using JQuery. Bachelor’s Degree (BFA or BS preferred) with course work focused on website design, user interface methodology, design theory and the creative process. 2-4 years professional experience with an exceptional portfolio may be substituted for this requirement. Demonstrates experience designing website and application interfaces including strong visual-design skills and user experience; demonstrated ability to adapt to different design styles and adhere to a brand; extensive practical experience and strong skills in graphic design and with overall website development. Proven interaction-design methodologies, including documenting user flows, creating information architectures and wireframes, and presenting design ideas to a clients and team members. Clear comprehension of UX and UI design fundamentals (i.e. ability to execute a design concept, take art direction, modify and evolve a design based on feedback, etc.) Strong understanding of modern web design principles in regard to typography, color, architecture, responsive designs, mobile first strategy, etc. Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize work.

Highly Desired Requirements

JavaScript coding skills, particularly using JQuery. Use of Axure for prototyping and wire framing Experience designing websites for the Drupal 7 Content Management System Experience with mobile device interaction design and optimizing web platforms to take advantage of mobile device integration. Experience in designing and coding pages (including HTML and CSS) that are cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.

Skill and Abilities

Familiarity and engagement with tools, trends, standards, and theories within the contemporary user interface and user experience culture and industry. Familiarity and engagement with tools, trends, standards, and theories within the contemporary UI culture and industry. Active involvement and familiarity with the global web development community. Strong oral and written communication skills; able to work with designers, developers, management teams and clients.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

No additional working conditions/physical demands provided.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and New York-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.


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