UI/UX Designer

Carnegie is looking for a UI/UX Designer with exceptional visual design skills, knowledge of user experience best practices, and expertise in responsive web design. Our ideal candidate has a passion for human-centered web experiences and the talent to produce prototypes with the latest design tools. You’ll craft user-centric wireframes and visually exquisite, flexible, and robust design systems for the web. 

As a UI/UX Designer, you’ll join an experienced team of strategists, designers, and developers to bring education brands to life through elegant, immersive digital experiences. Success in this role requires an idea-first approach in which you ground your designs in research and strategy.


  • Design sophisticated, modern, beautiful mobile-first websites for colleges, universities, independent schools, and professional schools 
  • Create new design systems and evolve existing ones 
  • Create interactive wireframes and design system prototypes 
  • Participate in design sprints 
  • Work with UX strategists, content strategists, and peer designers to create human-centered experiences. 
  • Closely collaborate with front-end developers to bring prototypes and visual designs to life. 
  • Work within client identity guidelines and contribute to developing identity elements as needed.


  • Extensive knowledge and love of typography, color, layout, photography, motion, and illustration for the web 
  • Highly skilled in using modern design tools such as Sketch, Marvel and Figma 
  • Ability to conceptualize and create wireframe prototypes 
  • Proficient experience creating flexible, robust design systems 
  • Familiarity with design systems and frameworks 
  • Basic functional understanding of HTML/CSS/JS and frameworks 
  • Experience designing websites that adhere to W3C Web Accessibility best practices 
  • Familiarity with designing for implementation into Content Management Systems, i.e., WordPress, Drupal, Omni CMS, and Cascade CMS. 
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Harvest, Asana, Google Workspace Suite, or similar applications 
  • An excellent ability to think on your feet and apply feedback efficiently and critically 
  • An ability to communicate ideas clearly and professionally, both spoken and written 
  • A willingness to collaborate and share your process / work-in-progress with a team 
  • A proactive and self-starter mindset 
  • Impeccable attention to detail to deliver the highest quality work 
  • Capacity to work on multiple projects concurrently 
  • Awareness of project scope and timelines to effectively meet deadlines 
  • Motivation and curiosity to keep up with current design trends and cutting-edge technologies
  • Familiarity with motion/animation design principles and tools for the web preferred
  • Experience in art direction for photography, video, and illustration, preferred 


  • BA in graphic design, UI/UX design, or web design, preferred
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a similar role and a proven track record executing complex design projects

Applicants must provide a portfolio of demonstrated creative design ability across media types

You Should Join Us!

We’re a fast-growing and innovative company, set apart by our incredible people. We’re a supportive, fun-loving group with diverse interests and talents. In addition to getting to work with fantastic people and do work you love, here are some items you can list in your “pros” column:

  • Private health/dental/vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous holiday and PTO package
  • Flexible work environment (remote, in-office, and hybrid roles)
  • Half-day summer Fridays
  • Fun company events and laid-back culture
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Industry exposure and professional development
  • Growing company with a family feel
  • Entrepreneurial approach and spirit

About Carnegie

For more than 30 years, Carnegie has been a leader and innovator in higher education marketing and enrollment strategy, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of Research, Strategy, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Slate Optimization, Student Search, Website Development, and Creative that generate authentic connections.

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and what we care about.

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For more information, or to apply please submit your cover letter and résumé to careers@carnegiehighered.com.

No phone calls or unscheduled visits to the office, please. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.