Job Description

Art Director, Core Math (Contractor)

Remote – United States


Full time


A pioneer in K12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit

Amplify’s creative team is a group of designers, artists, and storytellers. We sketch, we write, we push pixels, we also love paper. We live for the big ideas, and we sweat the details. We work on digital, print, environmental, interactive, and animation projects. We have a strong hands-on and highly collaborative approach to both product development and graphic design systems and ensure ideas are realized to the highest standards of execution.

Art Directors at Amplify create beautiful and meaningful experiences that delight our young learners and their teachers, inside and outside of the classroom. As a member of Amplify’s design group you will partner with a diverse cross-functional product team of designers, product owners, developers, and curriculum experts to extend and improve Amplify’s curriculum.

Amplify’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided.

  • Design for teacher, student, and administrator experiences, curriculum content, and occasional marketing materials
  • Design both print and digital materials
  • Lead the concepting and design development of small and large-scale projects
  • Conceive, plan, and produce educational materials in a wide range of mediums
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the design, content, product, and operations teams
  • Effectively articulate concepts and creative solutions verbally and participate in design critiques by sharing and receiving constructive feedback
  • Work within and expand upon dynamic visual and brand systems
  • Direct a team of artists and production designers and manage reviews and feedback cycles with stakeholders
  • Efficiently manage at high volume from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Roll up your sleeves and contribute as a designer when necessary

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in design, art direction, and production
  • 1-2 years’ experience managing others, formally or project-based
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in both print and digital design
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)
  • Advanced layout, typography, iconography, color theory and composition skills
  • Comfortable with collaborative discussion, listening closely and providing honest, thoughtful feedback to colleagues
  • Expertise with Adobe CC, Sketch, InVision, and Zeplin
  • Comfortable with short development cycles and flexible with shifting priorities
  • Capable of working on simultaneous projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working across different design mediums
  • Fluent in concept development starting with hand drawing of ideas
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with visual design in education technology or a related field
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to the landscape of literacy education
  • Experience in UX design
  • A great collection of sweaters