Designer (UI/UX, Web, Graphics)

Manning Publications Co. - contract

United States

27 Jul

Open to all applicants globally!

Manning Publications, a leading publisher of books and videos in the field of computer science, is looking for a multi-talented Designer to create designs for our products, applications and websites. From developing sophisticated and innovative interfaces for a newly launched online reading application called liveBook, to creating engaging and marketing-savvy product imaging, there are many opportunities for a well-rounded and thoughtful designer to improve the user experience of Manning’s products. The ideal candidate will have both proven experience in successful user interaction design and a good eye for effective marketing.


  • Participate in design concept and development meetings
  • Draft and present design proposals to improve the platform's general user experience
  • Produce mockups and prototypes for designs, and validate design assumptions through qualitative user testing
  • Provide developers and engineers with markup, styles and graphics required to realize design vision. Act as the curator and maintainer of all design artifacts to include markup, styles, scripts and images
  • Work with web developers and engineers to deliver the final product
  • Produce marketing materials and other graphics as needed, including product imaging, mail templates and promotional ads


  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, as well as ability to grasp multiple product requirements
  • Experience applying design skills towards a product development effort, where designs may result in minor visual changes, or substantial functional changes to established technical and business processes, and a discriminating understanding of the implications and differences between them
  • Ability to create lo and hi-fidelity wireframes, prototypes, and screen flows using common graphic design and prototyping tools (Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Sketch, Axure etc.)
  • Experience with mobile user experience (UX) and website conversions
  • Experience performing, analyzing, and applying user research to aid in design solutions
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (including user research, product management, marketing, and engineering)
  • Sophisticated sense of typography (we are a book publisher)
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficiency with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Sass/LESS preferred; Front-end web development skills would be welcome, but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in digital design, graphic design, human-computer interaction, or equivalent professional experience as interactive/user experience designer
  • Patience, persistence, creativity, diplomacy, and a sense of humor

Salary and Perks

Remote working contract

About Manning Publications Co.

We publish computer books for professionals--programmers, system administrators, designers, architects, managers and others.

We think of our authors as the most valuable part of our business. We respect our readers and consider their interests and preferences every working day. Manning is a small, personal, old-world publisher where an author's opinion is sought and a reader's message is answered.

Manning's focus is on computing titles at professional levels. We care about the quality of our books. We work with our authors to coax out of them the best writing they can produce. We consult with technical experts on book proposals and manuscripts, and we may use as many as two dozen reviewers in various stages of preparing a manuscript. The abilities of each author are nurtured to encourage him or her to write a first-rate book.


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