DESIGNER, SCRATCH, Media Laboratory-Lifelong Kindergarten, to contribute to the design and deployment of new features and work closely with other designers, engineers, and learning-resource developers. Responsibilities include collaborating closely with product team to explore branding direction for various Scratch projects including Scratch Day, Scratch Conference, and ScratchJr; collaborating closely with product team to codevelop wireframes, user flows, and final designs for new features; building, maintaining, and communicating Scratch brand guidelines; and designing and managing production for print and other physical collateral.
The Lifelong Kingergarten group is passionate about creating technology that enables kids to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. It's a small, close-knit team of passionate designers, engineers, and researchers with diverse backgrounds from across the tech industry, various startups, and many open source projects. With over 100 million unique visitors per year, Scratch is one of the world's largest online communities for children. On Scratch, kids can create and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animations using a free and open source programming environment. The Lifelong Kindergarten group fully supports candidates who have come to design through non-traditional paths.
Cover letter should include a link to examples of your most recent work.
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on funding and project priorities.
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