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Art & Design Manager

Alef Education

Alef Education

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

As the Art and Design Manager, you will establish and maintain a cohesive design identity for education content, collaborating with UI/UX and design teams. This role is pivotal in centralizing content art and animation style across markets, ensuring consistency through defined guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

Operational Leadership: Lead the design for all Education programs, overseeing the creative delivery through a diverse team of employees and contractors

Style Guidelines: Develop and maintain digital style guidelines for each program, covering character, color palette, fonts, etc.

Resource Management: Manage vendor and freelance resources, ensuring the delivery of quality work within set timelines and budgets.

Strategic Contribution: Contribute design and creative insights to content development strategies, staying abreast of the latest developments in K-12 Ed Tech.

Documentation: Develop creative documentation for business documents such as RFPs, business cases, and process documentation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Innovative Design Opportunities: Define and manage new design opportunities to keep our programs cutting-edge.
  • Creative Strategy: Establish creative strategy, budgets, and schedules for projects, ensuring efficiency in design delivery.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work seamlessly across teams, collaborating with marketing, product, service delivery, and growth teams to develop consistent brand systems.
  • Quality Assurance: Manage the development and ensure the quality and accuracy of creative deliverables from all resources within teams.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Collaborate with growth leadership to integrate design strategies into product, growth, and technology considerations.

Education, Experience, and Required Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (design, digital art, gaming design, etc.).
  • Experience: Proven experience leading design for high-stakes programs in the global EdTech industry, managing teams with employees and contractors.
  • Strategic Vision: Ability to articulate an exceptional vision for K-12 digital publishing possibilities.
  • Industry Knowledge: Strong understanding of K-12 digital publishing trends and best practices.
  • Business Acumen: Strong business acumen with experience in budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation across multiple project streams.
  • Communication: Strong communicator and presenter with fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.