Director of UI Design (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 12 million students worldwide, is looking for an experienced Director of UI Design to lead the design team in creating elegantly powerful products that make online learning both intuitive and fun. IXL designers create clean, engaging visual experiences that motivate millions of students every day. We are looking for an innovative, analytical, and passionate leader to join our team.


  • Lead and grow a talented team of visual, interaction, and graphic designers; coach managers and inspire senior designers
  • Strategically adapt design team operations, processes and tools, and align designers’ strengths and interests, to meet evolving cross-functional business needs
  • Work closely with Product and Engineering leads to understand needs and requirements, support current feature development, and influence future plans
  • Work with design leads to provide creative direction and guidance on designers’ work, with an eye to inspiring users and accelerating innovation, while maintaining visual consistency, brand identity, and development efficiency
  • Ensure that unique, compelling design continues to be a cornerstone of IXL’s success


  • BA/BS degree 
  • 7+ years design experience; experience designing subscription-based software products is strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing large design teams with proven record of developing and mentoring talent, including managing managers and overseeing design ops
  • Keen interest in understanding the broader business and organizational context, and experience articulating the business case for design needs 
  • Comfort working collaboratively within cross-functional teams including Product and Engineering, navigating challenges and opportunities in a dynamic environment
  • Strong visual, verbal, and written communication
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple design workstreams and provide holistic creative direction, leading teams in creating clean, engaging, visually consistent designs
  • Understanding of front end software development practices is preferred
  • Passion and interest in K-12 education!


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 800,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 12 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ux / Graphic Design

Experience Level

Senior Level

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