UX/Interactive Designer at Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in New York City, New York

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It is a challenge that demands the skills of a financial service professional and the intelligence of an academic-all combined with a passion for public service.

What we do:

We are a small design team within the Digital Publishing unit of the New York Fed's Research and Statistics Group. We handle the design and dissemination of economics thinking and policy work for the Bank through a variety of digital experiences, including our public-facing website, Liberty Street Economics blog, interactive web features, and mobile apps. Our role encompasses the many activities required to publish and promote the work of the Group's economists, including UX/UI design, data visualization, viewership and user experience analysis, and social media content creation.

We are looking for an experienced Interactive Designer who can design intuitive user experiences with complex information and data for a sophisticated readership. Reporting to the UX/Digital Strategy Manager, the Interactive Designer works collaboratively within a small group of visual designers, editors, web producers, and developers to envision the user experience of new products and enhancements to the website domain. The Interactive Designer is a conceptual story teller who can translate user needs, business goals, and technology capabilities into designs across multiple channels. The Interactive Designer is involved in all aspects of the process from context-based research to storyboarding to stakeholder presentations to final product launch.

Your role as UX/Interactive Designer:

  • Design smart user experiences for desktop and responsive web and mobile perspectives
  • Create UX artifacts such as requirements, information architecture, interaction design specs, wire frames, interactive prototypes, animation, and visuals for product design and planning
  • Create reusable UI components and patterns
  • Interpret brand and project requirements to create interaction within the digital context, and apply UX best practices to ensure designs meet project goals and are ready for digital publishing
  • Work with internal clients to distill complex information into engaging multimedia experiences, using interactive graphics and data visualization, photography, and video
  • Work with technology experts to implement user experience designs
  • Conceptualize and provide consistent design across channels
  • Implement user tests, including test results interpretation
  • Stay current with SEO standards; training and new trends around design and functionality; accessible design; WCAG specifications; and PII best practices in the digital space
  • Manage competing projects' demands, follow protocols, and meet deadlines
What we are looking for:

  • 7+ years relevant work experience and core understanding of UX principles
  • Visual design expertise for a digital environment with a clean visual design sense and typography knowledge
  • Mastery of design and prototyping software (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, or InVision)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with content management systems (Sitecore or WordPress a plus)
  • Knowledge of an Agile environment and development workflow tools


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match
  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)
  • Subsidized Public Transportation Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • And more

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.