Part-Time Visual Design Instructor

General Assembly Shoreline, WA

At the end of this 8-week part-time course, students will be able apply color, layout, and typography skills to design a single-scrolling product landing page from scratch that can be used to kick off a design portfolio. Students will also be able to present, defend, and critique their design decisions and create a process presentation deck that shows how their design evolved from rough sketches all the way through to a completed, polished design.

We are looking for instructors to lead this transformative experience through General Assembly's part-time Visual Design course.


* You have a passion for design and an eagerness to mentor and elevate other creative people.

* You have a diverse visual design portfolio representing work conducted for various different platforms & devices.

* You have at least 3 years designing outstanding web-based products.

* You have fluency in all of the following areas:

* Creating visually engaging and innovative web-based and mobile products

* Cultivating bonds between customers and brands

* Weaving together typography, color, imagery, and iconography to create products that are both beautiful and easy-to-use

* Communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale


* Teach 2-hour lessons twice a week, for 8 weeks.

* Instructors are expected to commit 4-6 per week preparing lessons and materials.

* Work alongside GA staff and instructional team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.

* Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.

* Create and facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.

* Assist students and teaching assistants outside of class as necessary and hold weekly office hours.


General Assembly is a venture-backed, NYC-based startup focusing on education for individuals and enterprises in the areas of technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We currently have physical classrooms in 14 cities across 4 continents, with tens of thousands of students coming through our doors.

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