Designer

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Designer

As our in-house designer you’ll be shaping how millions of people see our company, content and products.

FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

With over 10 million impressions a month, this job comes with an audience most designers can only dream of. Up for the challenge? We're offering you an opportunity to shape the online and offline presence of The Next Web — a leading international tech media company, operating out of our very own tech hub TQ in the heart of Amsterdam.

90% digital, 10% print

As our designer you’ll be channeling your creativity to shape TNW’s brand, making sure our products are a breeze to browse, and get some oohs and ahhs in the process. You know how to design beautiful and compelling pages, intuitive UIs, and have a knack for typography. You can create refreshing work while operating within the boundaries of our visual identity, and even if you’re not a front-end genius, you know what CSS and Javascript can do for you today.

But it’s not all digital. Did you know about our annual conference in Amsterdam that drew 25.000 people in 2017? That needs designing too. Dressing up a conference — from the badges to a massive entrance gate — involves a daunting amount of print work, during what’s probably the most stressful and exhilarating part of the year.

The job

You’ll design for new and existing TNW products, working closely with our design director, all from our fancy tech hub TQ on the canals of Amsterdam. The brands you’ll be working on include TNW News, TNW Conference, TNW New York, Index, TQ and Launchpad Meetups. In the design team, you’ll be inspiring and helping out junior designers, as well as challenging seniors on their design decisions. When it comes to timelines, you’re a pragmatic perfectionist: you know when good is good enough, and when to go all-out.

About you

  • Design is your passion, not just a paycheck.
  • You strive to get better at what you do, and are not afraid to ask for help or feedback.
  • You are able to defend design decisions when challenged.
  • You understand the value of establishing, and implementing a visual identity.
  • You are able to voice design concerns to the development team and are good at communicating with geeks in general.
  • You have a strong work ethic.
  • You perform well under pressure and can handle occasional stress.


Requirements

  • An impressive interactive design portfolio
  • Some experience with identity and print design
  • Extensive experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Considerable experience with Mac OS and Keynote
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • You live in Holland or plan to move to there (and have a work visa)


Bonus points 

  • Experience with other design disciplines (e.g. illustration, motion, 3D)
  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • You speak Dutch or intend to learn


We offer

  • A competitive salary 💰
  • A substantial audience for your designs 👀
  • Free lunch, snacks and very acceptable coffee ☕️
  • A relaxed, informal work atmosphere 🤙
  • An inspiring workplace in TQ with a rooftop terrace, bar, lunch playground, canal view and a hidden disco 🏓
  • A network brimming with influencers, talented geeks, and promising startups 😎
  • Weekly drinks with colleagues and other TQ residents 🍸
  • Open vacation policy 🌴
  • Travel compensation 💸


Applications welcome in English or Dutch.