Senior interaction designers
Namahn is a human-centred design agency that aims to have a positive impact on people and society. Clients engage with us to deliver actionable solutions to complex, socio-technical challenges.
To increase our capacity in interaction design, we are looking for designers with five years’ experience in the design of user experiences (UX), user interfaces (UI) or human-machine interfaces (HMI). A keen interest in service design and systemic design would serve them well.
As a Namahn senior interaction designer you will:
- Work with clients of varied sizes and purposes, from small start-ups to large international governmental bodies and NGOs, mostly in Belgium and sometimes abroad
- Be active in domains with high complexity such as safety-critical systems, energy, policy making, healthcare and industrial automation
- Be a member of alternating teams made up of people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds
- Work on projects end-to-end, from analysis to prototyping
- Closely engage with stakeholders by conducting field studies, facilitating co-creative workshops and running tests
- Lead medium-sized design teams by guiding junior designers, organising the team effort and ensuring quality
- Support the sales team in developing proposals.
Ideally, you have this background and these skills:
- You have a master’s degree in design and five years’ experience in interaction design
- You have a strong interest in people and in the systems in which they operate, both small and large
- You enjoy intellectually challenging assignments and you can handle a few projects at a time
- You are persuasive face-to-face and in writing; you happily engage with senior management on the client side
- You can think, visualise and prototype at conceptual and concrete levels
- You are fascinated by technology but not fatally attracted to it
- You are familiar with the capabilities of front-end web technologies
- You have perfect mastery of Dutch or French, speak and write English at a professional level and you are open to learning French or Dutch. Any other languages are quite welcome.
What does Namahn offer you?
Namahn is a place where you’ll always be learning by working on client projects, by receiving and delivering training or by contributing to our knowledge base and grounded methodology. We encourage you to go to conferences and get involved in international networks.
We offer fair compensation, an outstanding work-life balance, continuous career coaching and a wonderful team with a strong culture of independent thinking.
We are located in a renovated and spacious building in the centre of Brussels, easily reachable by public transport or bicycle.
Please write to email@example.com and highlight relevant elements of your portfolio. You should receive a response from Kristel and Joannes within a week.
Namahn welcomes applications for internships. Interns participate in all Namahn activities and contribute to client projects. They receive an allowance to cover travel and work-related expenses within Belgium, but no salary. We cover one trip to and from Brussels.
We only take on recently graduated interns, or those in their final year. You are welcome to contact us in your final Master’s year.
Namahn’s focus is on the digital — please reflect this in your portfolio.
Belgian labour law makes it very difficult for us to take on interns that are not EU or EFTA citizens. Also, things are much easier if the internship is a constituent part of the curriculum of the academic institution.
We screen and select candidate interns as if they were candidate employees.
Namahn expects non-Dutch speaking interns to spend a considerable amount of time learning Dutch. Namahn provides the means to do so.
We welcome residencies by academics for sabbaticals or final-paper/PhD work. For the time being, we cannot offer financial support.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So far, Namahn has welcomed the following interns or visitors from academia:
- Ms. Tilly De Rechter (Belgium), LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium
- Ms. Sabrina Tarquini (Italy), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Mr. Stefanos Monastiridis (Greece), Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Ms. Ceylan Özdem (Turkey), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Mr. Thomas Popelier (Belgium), Howest, Belgium
- Ms. Emilie Maccarini (Belgium), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Ms. Oda Sortland (Norway), The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
- Mr. Frederik Declerck (Belgium), KU Leuven, Belgium
- Mr. Wout Helsmoortel (Belgium), UGent, Belgium
- Mr. Fabio Bonini (Italy), ISIA, Firenze, Italy
- Ms. Sharon Busschots (Belgium), UGent, Belgium
- Ms. Maïlis Cnop (Belgium), Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard, Namur, Belgium
- Mr. Kshitij Pandey (India), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
- Prof. Dr. Tom Hewett (US), Drexel University, Philadelphia
- Mr. Julien Hennequart (France), CEPEGRA, Gosselies, Belgium
- Mr. Jeroen Van Loock (Belgium), UGent, Belgium
- Ms. Anneleen Vanhoudt (Belgium), Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
- Mr. Constantijn Seys (Belgium), UGent, Belgium
- Mr. Janne Pitkänen (Finland), Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
- Mr. Wouter Jappens (Belgium), Brussels Export
- Ms. Azzurra Pini (Italy), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Ms. Yagoda Stecki (Poland), Le Lycée Le Corbusier, Strasbourg, France
- Mr. Mattias Belsack (Belgium), VUB, Brussels
- Ms. Xiaomin Zhong (China), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Prof. Dr. Victor Gonzalez (Mexico), Manchester University, UK
- Mr. Bastiaan Deknudt (Belgium), Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussels
- Mr. Pascal Endres (Germany), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Ms. Lotte Vermeir (Belgium), VUB, Brussels
- Ms. Andreea Chelaru (Romania), Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea, Italy
- Mr. Werner Lerooy (Belgium), VUB, Brussels
- Mr. Jan Van den Nieuwenhof (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Belgium