From Jason Rosoff, Lead Designer (third from the left):
Most folks I speak to know something about Khan Academy’s mission to provide a free world-class education to anyone anywhere, but many ask me what a designer does at Khan Academy.
What I usually tell them is that the design team at Khan Academy is a crack team of problem solvers who imagine and create real solutions to real student problems. Sometimes that means helping craft a new interactive way learn a math concept, or creating a platform for cool multi-step computer science challenge, or giving students a more meaningful understanding of their progress toward learning an important concept in mathematics. What it always means is solving real, meaningful, and impactful problems for millions of students around the globe.
Over the last few years, Khan Academy has built a great team of designers and engineers that together have built an amazing platform for learners and a showcase for content creators. We’re really excited to be working with Bridge and the Designer Fund to infuse fresh perspective and talent into our team.
If helping millions around the globe to learn more, more quickly, and more joyfully sounds like the kind of challenge that interests you, Bridge provides additional reasons to apply now. On top of our already awesome benefits package, Bridge gives you access to talks and workshops from top designers and access to a fantastic community of designers at top companies throughout the Bay Area.
If you’re interested, check out http://designerfund.com/bridge. Applications close on March 2nd. Apply directly here, http://app.designerfund.com/bridge/, and feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can also learn more about our design team at http://designerfund.com/bridge/company/khan-academy/.