UI/UX Designer – Illuminate Education


Job Description

Illuminate is seeking a talented Product Designer for the eduCLIMBER product, an interactive student data collaboration, and a management system for educators that makes equitable support for each and every student a reality. This is an opportunity to join a team that is passionate about improving the lives of teachers and students.

Our ideal candidate will have strong design skills and a passion for making complicated workflows simple and easy to understand. Must be able to work with multiple project teams simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  If you are passionate about working on customer-facing products that have a real-life impact and are ready to contribute your knowledge, expand your talents, learn, and innovate with us, we are looking for you!

As a Product Designer, you’ll be joining our UX Team while working closely with Product Management, Engineering, and other teams to drive and lead incredible user experiences across our products for K-12 students and educators.

You’ll be responsible for researching, designing, and prototyping new user experiences based on product and customer requirements. Deliverables include both low fidelity and high fidelity mockups, basic prototypes (clickables), wireframes, and design specifications.

You should possess exceptional user experience and visual design skills, as well as user-centered design principles. You must have an affinity for usability, complex data visualization, visual consistency, and detail. You must be able to grasp and distill highly complex issues and translate them into clean, focused, understandable solutions while working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. And overall, you should be passionate about resolving user pain points and delivering amazing user experiences through empathy and great design.


  • Become an expert on the eduCLIMBER product, while building expertise on the other core Illuminate products with an eye for integration and collaboration

  • Be an active member of the UX Team, contributing to our design processes, tools, and norms

  • Work with our other designers to leverage our design system, utilizing and creating reusable components and patterns across our products

  • Gather user requirements and aggregate user needs into designs

  • Conduct user research to validate user needs and feedback through focus groups, surveys, customer journey mapping exercises, usability tests, and related activities

  • Prepare and present initial designs to internal teams and key stakeholders and rapidly iterate based on internal and external feedback, discussions, and data


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in design, computer science, psychology, or related field

  • 2-3 years minimum experience as a UX or product designer in a web-based software environment and the ability to share prior design portfolio examples

  • Strong expertise in common design software tools such as Figma (preferred) or Sketch

  • Demonstrable data visualization skills – translating large and complex data into highly consumable and intuitive workflows

  • Experience with working within constraints and understanding the right tradeoffs to make, and the confidence in executing decisions

  • Current on the latest responsive web design techniques for desktop and mobile design

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and familiarity with front-end frameworks (Vue, React, etc.) is a plus

  • Knowledge and/or experience with web accessibility standards

  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills

  • A readiness to proactively drive change and improvement across cross-functional teams

  • K-12 market experience and a passion for edTech is a huge bonus

About Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education partners with K-12 educators to equip them with data to serve the whole child and reach new levels of student performance. Our solution brings together holistic data and collaborative tools and puts them in the hands of educators. Moment-by-moment, our users can visualize each student’s progress, determine the right instructional or intervention strategy, and take the next best action.  Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Illuminate supports over 17 million students and 5200 schools and districts across all 50 states.