Jobs

Senior UX/UI designers

Through design thinking, Namahn helps organisations tackle complex problems, particularly those that involve both people and technology. We developed a coherent set of methods to support the co-creative design of solutions.

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 UX/UI 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

We can only employ those who already have the permission to work in Belgium as an EU citizen or otherwise.

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 jobs@namahn.com and highlight relevant elements of your portfolio. You should receive a response from Kristel and Joannes within a week.

Internships & theses

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 info@namahn.com.

So far, Namahn has welcomed the following interns or visitors from academia:

2018

  • Ms. Dorien Eeckhout (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Design Sciences, Belgium (Hybrio Challenge)
  • Ms. Marino Funakoshi (Japan/USA), The Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
  • Ms. Marie Mervaillie (France)
  • Ms. Sarah Suib (Malaysia), PhD researcher TU Delft, Design for Sustainability program
  • Ms. Mira Verbeeck (Belgium), Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands

2017

  • Ms. Klara Demyttenaere (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Design Sciences
  • Ms. Nona Pattiselano (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Design Sciences (Hybrio Challenge)
  • Mr. Sander Van Goethem, Mr. Sander Wouters and Ms. Julie Snykers (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Design Sciences

2016

  • Ms. Tilly De Rechter (Belgium), LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ms. Emma Oris (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Design Sciences (Hybrio Challenge)
  • Ms. Jade Meneve (Belgium), ENSAV La Cambre, Industrial Design
  • Ms. Sabrina Tarquini (Italy), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Soundabout, music for social cohesion – a thesis in the Product Service System Design program at the Politecnico in Milan (IT)
  • Mr. Samuel Verhegge (Belgium), KULeuven, Social Sciences

2015

  • Mr. Stefanos Monastiridis (Greece), Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Experimenting with Systemic Design – a thesis in the Service Systems Design program at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen (DK)
  • Ms. Ceylan Özdem (Turkey), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Mr. Thomas Popelier (Belgium), Howest, Belgium
    The design of an interactive timing device for co-creation Workshops – a thesis in the Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design program at the University of Gent (BE)

2014

  • Ms. Emilie Maccarini (Belgium), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Ms. Oda Sortland (Norway), The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

2013

  • Mr. Frederik Declerck (Belgium), KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Mr. Wout Helsmoortel (Belgium), UGent, Belgium

2012

  • Mr. Fabio Bonini (Italy), ISIA, Firenze, Italy
  • Ms. Sharon Busschots (Belgium), UGent, Belgium

2011

  • 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
    Between time and pleasure – a thesis in the Design for Interaction program at the University of Technology in Delft (NL)

2010

  • Mr. Constantijn Seys (Belgium), UGent, Belgium
  • Mr. Janne Pitkänen (Finland), Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
  • Mr. Wouter Jappens (Belgium), Brussels Export

2009

  • Ms. Azzurra Pini (Italy), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Ms. Yagoda Stecki (Poland), Le Lycée Le Corbusier, Strasbourg, France

2008

  • Mr. Mattias Belsack (Belgium), VUB, Brussels
  • Ms. Xiaomin Zhong (China), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Victor Gonzalez (Mexico), Manchester University, UK

2007

  • Mr. Bastiaan Deknudt (Belgium), Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussels

2006

  • Mr. Pascal Endres (Germany), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Ms. Lotte Vermeir (Belgium), VUB, Brussels

2004

  • Ms. Andreea Chelaru (Romania), Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea, Italy

2000

  • Mr. Werner Lerooy (Belgium), VUB, Brussels

1998

  • Mr. Jan Van den Nieuwenhof (Belgium), University of Antwerp, Belgium