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Age of Learning, Inc.
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UX/UI Designer

Company Overview:

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of more than 600 individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, developers, artists, writers, designers, engineers, producers, product managers, analysts and marketing experts! Together we develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.

Our flagship product ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy® is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 8 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activities—including minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and more—in a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology.


We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally.

As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we’re looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.


Summary:


We are seeking a highly motivated and technically adept Experience Designer to join the Adventure Academy product team. The ideal candidate will be a team player who helps teammates and improves team collaboration with solid UX/UI/IX design skills through strong design thinking artistry.

This position will support our interactive learning products by designing a highly engaging product experience that fits our broader educational ecosystem. As an Experience Designer, you will collaborate closely with our Experience Design lead and product leadership, including the Product Owner, Product Manager, Game Design Lead, and Unity Developers. Along with that, you will work closely with curriculum, design research, data analytics, engineering, and production teams to ensure adherence of the best user experience to the product's vision, providing clear design recommendations for both parents and kids.

This position requires high attention to detail and the ability to balance fun and learning based upon research findings and live data with the goal of creating lasting learning outcomes for young kids.


Responsibilities:

  • Create simple and efficient UX flows for game features and experiences
  • Create Unity ready UI art elements used for game features and mini games
  • Establish and maintain an attractive and clear art style throughout all game features and UI screens
  • Work closely with game design, art, animation, and a cross-functional team on the UX/UI/IX design implementation and iteration on our product experience that engage, surprise, and delight users.
  • Collaborate with design research, data analytics, and other departments to drive design decisions to improve KPIs.
  • Assess and apply both qualitative and quantitative feedback to improve informed design through highly engaging experience tuning across the entire product evangelizing the best practices of experience design.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capability of iterating divergently in low fidelity and refining solutions at high fidelity.
  • Experience designing for Unity and cross-platform design and development.
  • Comfortable getting into Unity to set up 9-slice components, prefabs and optimized UI for handoff to engineers.
  • Familiarity with working in a scrum/kanban/agile environment.
  • Knowledge of contemporary children's media, especially children's educational apps and learning games.


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Age of Learning currently provides:

• 90% - 100% of health and welfare benefit premiums

• A 401(k) program with employer match

• 15 paid vacation days, 11 observed national paid holidays plus 9 sick days

• Our flexible work culture means 2 or more days in the office (hybrid) or 100% fully remote options available for most positions

• Team bonding events and a highly collaborative environment

• Access to our internal DEI Task Force that focuses on ensuring our products represent all children on a global scale

• Opportunities for professional growth through professional learning and development programs

• Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment in addition to an inclusive and supportive company culture

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