Senior UX/UI Designer

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senior UX/UI Designer


At Essense we believe in driving customer centric collaboration to drive the world forward. Our UX, UI and Visual designers play a crucial role in this.

We're looking for versatile designers who can translate customer needs - across the whole customer journey - into the best omnichannel experiences for our clients.

As a Senior UX / UI Designer you are responsible for creating state-of-the-art interfaces that not only look good, but also give users the ultimate user experience. At Essense we work on designing digital services in the context of the entire customer experience. You are able to clearly analyse the challenges of our clients, to communicate these (both towards the client and our own team) and to respond with an approach to improve the user experience in collaboration with the client.

You can independently lead projects, always partly at Essense and partly on location at the client. You are able to create and deliver designs yourself, but also to manage other UX, UI and Visual designers and monitor progress. We therefore find it important that you have a great sense of responsibility and can guarantee the quality of your own work as well as that of others. You are a partner towards the client, and someone who can inspire and facilitate, but also a leader towards our own team, who can guide and motivate. You work methodically, and can determine a good strategy and vision on the basis of research and insights, and translate these into design principles. You think from the perspective of the entire journey, and you can demonstrate that your solutions actually bring improvement and deliver value for user and business. For this you can also get along well with development teams, to ensure that your designs are also correctly implemented.

You are an expert in interaction design, prototyping and experience flows and you understand the role and value of Experience Design in relation to Service Design. You can advise on the best approach to use UX / UI design, both for large organisations and small ones, in various forms. You are familiar with usability patterns and research methods. You understand the essence of a design system and design principles, and can help clients to set them up and apply them properly.

You continuously develop your knowledge and skills, and are happy to share this with others, both within and outside Essense. You like to put your teeth into a project to surprise the client with your creative solutions. For you, quality and the best end result are one of the most important elements in your work.

You bring:

  • A completed design education (university / higher education)
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience, preferably at an agency
  • Experience in leading UX projects and managing other designers
  • Able to use a wide range of software / tools (Sketch, Figma, Illustrator, etc.)
  • An impressive portfolio with proven expertise in UX
  • A passion for creating beautiful services
  • Fluent English language skills, and preferably also Dutch language

We bring:

  • A great workplace, both at our office (walking distance from Amsterdam Amstel station) and at home (we provide a home working desk, chair and monitor). In addition, you can also work on location at the customer.
  • An above market average salary
  • A sustainability budget, travel allowance, lunch, and other secondary working conditions
  • Great and smart colleagues, team events and drinks
  • Every first Thursday of the month 'Essense Day', on which we focus with the whole team at developing ourselves
  • And last but not least: working with leading clients such as Philips, PostNL, ING, European Investment Bank, Schiphol, and more!