Jobs and internships

Senior UX/UI designer

Brussels, full-time

Namahn is a human-centred design agency that aims to have a positive impact on organisations, society and the planet. Clients engage with us to deliver actionable solutions to complex business or socio-technical challenges.

To increase our capacity in interaction design, we are looking for designers with proven experience in the design of user experiences (UX), user interfaces (UI) or human-machine interfaces (HMI). You have a broad interest in various design disciplines, such a service design and systemic design, as practised at Namahn.

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
  • Lead medium-sized design teams and act as team lead by guiding and coaching other designers, organising the team effort and ensuring quality
  • Closely engage with stakeholders by conducting field studies, facilitating co-creative workshops and running tests
  • 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 strategy & user research to advising developers

Ideally, you have this background and these skills:

  • You have a master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in design and five years’ experience in interaction design
  • You have perfect mastery of Dutch and understanding of French, speak and write English at a professional level. Any other languages are quite welcome.
  • 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 management on the client’s 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 and have experience in working closely with developers

What does Namahn offer you?

Due to the kind of projects we conduct, Namahn is a place where you’ll always be learning. We have a strong tradition in developing knowledge at the cutting edge and sharing it with our clients. We encourage you to build knowledge and get involved in international networks.

We offer fair compensation, an outstanding work-life balance 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 within a week.


Internships & theses

We are always interested in receiving demonstrations of interest in Namahn from talented designers. However, we currently don’t have any open positions for interns.

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
  • Mr. Mitchell Knops (Belgium), University of Liège, Human Factors, Belgium
  • 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