DEPT®/Design & UX

Lead UX/Interaction Designer

Roles open in: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Veenendaal, Zwolle

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Department Design & UX

Employment type Employee

Lead UX/Interaction Designer

As Lead UX/Interaction designer you lead both clients and designers to digital excellence. You have an appetite for complex challenges and love to create digital products that look and feel just right. You understand how great digital experience fits within the technical boundaries of brands and you’re not afraid to challenge them. On top of that, you’re a people person that enjoys working in a dynamic environment while helping less experienced designers reach their maximum potential.
This is design at DEPT®:
  • A warm, welcoming and energetic group of creative minds from all across the globe
  • An open environment that is built around creative freedom, autonomy and trust
  • A strong focus on personal growth including a development plan and budget, annual compensation benchmark and personal coaching
  • Projects that fit your ambition and preferred dynamic; from short and snappy projects to longer, in-depth programmes and everything in between
  • Clients like Van Gogh Museum, NS, Inter Milan, Samsung, Smart, Bijenkorf and
  • All the benefits of an international leading agency with the intimacy of a local studio
  • Awarded Great Place To Work in 2022 and certified B-Corp® since 2021
This is what you will do on projects:
  • Work on pitches and discovery tracks to set the outline for new projects
  • Apply generative methods to uncover potential challenges and opportunities
  • Translate strategy into well thought-trough journeys, flows and wireframes
  • Maximising quality, efficiency and client satisfaction on your projects and those of your team
  • Presenting work to high-level stakeholders and handle input and feedback
  • Ensure quality during development and final delivery
This is what you will do for the team:
  • Directly coach a small team of UX designers
  • Having bi-weekly chats and bi-annual performance reviews with your team
  • Discovering, interviewing and hiring UX talent to grow our team
  • Continuously work with the design leadership team to improve team culture and performance
This is what we expect from our ideal candidate:
  • 6+ years of experience as Interaction/UX designer at an agency 
  • Of which at least 2 years in a Senior position
  • A completed Bachelor- of Master degree in a relevant field
  • Outstanding in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrable experience with leading several large projects
  • A strong appreciation for aesthetics
And this is what we’ll give in return:
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Annual personal development budget and compensation benchmark
  • A monthly budget for a lease car
  • A new Macbook Pro and phone
  • A NS-businesscard, tailored to your travel needs
  • Serious discounts on sport memberships and a new bike
  • A flexible retirement package
  • Healthy lunches and snacks when you’re at the office
  • The best people in the industry as your colleagues 
About us
We are Dept, an international network of leading digital agencies. From our offices across Europe and the US, 2500+ of the most talented and experienced people in our industry combine creativity, technology and data to deliver digital products and services that build brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives easier.

Dept is built on a diverse mix of personalities. Working together, testing ourselves, getting better every day. Working at Dept is about giving you the space to do what you're good at, and giving you the room to get ever better. Dept loves people that take responsibility, not orders. We nurture raw talent, support each other and coach you to be the best you can be.


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