Michelle Zassenhaus is the Lead User Experience Designer at Knewton.
What’s the position? Jr – Mid-level Visual Designer
What kind of person are you looking for? The right candidate will be fun and easy to work with, but also someone who strives to be better and better at what they do.Â No room for complacency here – we move too fast!Â A curious mind is a common thread at Knewton.
What’s the process like for hiring? Any tips? I’m looking for someone who is as interested in sussing us out as much as we are sussing you out. Asking smart questions, stating preferences, and not being afraid to be ‘you.’Â We ask some hard questions and might throw you a couple curveballs – we don’t expect you to have the answers, we want you to accept the challenge and try to break it down – show us what you do when you’re handed tough stuff.
As for applications, I’m looking for qualifications and a great portfolio, but your cover letter can be powerful, too.Â Take a look at our stuff and let me know genuinely what interests you about what we’re doing – and why you might be different.Â Keep it short, but don’t be afraid to be ‘you’ – skip all the meaningless formalities.
Final thoughts. I know you’re out there somewhere…Â A great designer ready for the opportunity to propel your career forward. We’re a strong, tight team doing exciting, cutting-edge stuff. We look forward to making you part of our family.
Send info to CLjobs@knewton.com