Senior Experience Designer, Design Systems at OCLC, Inc.

  • Publishing/Arts Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Ohio, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 5+ Years

Job Description

Senior Experience Designer, Design Systems at OCLC, Inc.

At OCLC, we believe you’ll do the best work of your life when you’re living the best life possible.

We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today’s libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

Technology with a Purpose. OCLC supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world.  OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions, and communities. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries.

The Job Details are as follows:

The Senior Experience Designer provides user-centered interaction and visual design methodology to improve the usability, ease of use, and enhance appeal, and maximize functionality provided through the interaction between the customer and a product or service, addressing all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users.

This Senior Experience Designer is a part of a midsized, maturing UXD team made up of research and design associates. Each member or small team is aligned to a single OCLC product.

Who You Are:

  • Proactive, self-motivated, positive, curious, detailed, passion for the user

  • Big picture, forward thinker

  • Excels at communication, presenting ideas and other soft skills

  • Able to speak to your design decisions and answer the “why”

  • Doesn’t hesitate to use a dry-erase markers when the time is right

  • Experience designing with established and evolving pattern library. Think in systems.

  • Explore different way to solve problems while identifying pros and cons, questions and/or implications 

  • Highly competent using Figma and Miro software

  • High proficiency creating UX deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, user journeys, sitemaps, personas, high fidelity designs, Figma prototypes, etc.

  • Working knowledge of responsive design and related best practices

  • Keeps current with design trends and best practices

  • Comfortable working both remote and onsite

  • Comfortable engaging with internal and external customers, reflecting OCLC values

  • Have experience moderating user testing

  • Ability to design for accessibility, familiarity with WCAG 2.x

  • Experience running ideation sessions

What You’ll Do:

  • Connect key groups of people, Research, Experience, Business teams to deliver the work and socialize it

  • Create detailed UI designs with accessibility in mind and collaborate with engineers to bring it to life. 

  • Collaborate with UXD researcher on research plan, stakeholder interviews, user interviews, etc.  

  • Conduct and moderate usability testing for your assigned projects

  • Run workshop and ideation sessions with key stakeholders

  • Work through design problems from concept to launch translating research insights into ideas that form disruptive new products and features

  • Design workflows and detailed interactive prototype to communicate the idea to stakeholders.

Please present your portfolio with your application. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in responsive design, visual design or related field.

  • 5+ years of experience with responsive design and related best practices as well as with designing enterprise web applications.

  • 5+ years of experience creating UX deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, user journeys, sitemaps, personas, high fidelity designs, Figma prototypes, etc.

  • Highly competent using Figma, Miro, Microsoft office software.

Working Conditions: Normal office environment.

ADA/EAA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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