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Product Designer Digital

In a nutshell:

IDEO Munich is in search of a Product Designer who is, passionate about designing elegant user experiences, complex systems, and bringing interactions and experiences to life through prototyping new to the world digital experiences. 

As a digital product designer at IDEO, you’re able to influence cutting-edge technologies, products, and services. You will use human-centered design as a means of solving complex problems and creating innovative products, services, and experiences.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

At IDEO we create positive impact through design. Our goal is to create work that is desirable, feasible, and viable. Product Designers sit right in that sweet spot–caring about what people need, and making beautiful, engaging experiences for them.

Once here you will:

  • Focus on a wide range of digital work across web, mobile, and embedded technology
  • Tightly collaborate with software designers and developers, both internal and external, to bring new products to the market. 
  • Design new-to-the-world interactive experiences through prototyping, information architecture, data visualization, storytelling, systems thinking, animation/motion, front-end design, building interactive experiences, and even creating build-ready assets
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment, along with other designers bringing diverse perspectives and expertise to the opportunity at hand.
  • Explore the full spectrum of design, strategy, and development to bring new products/organizations/systems to life. 
  • Be an advocate of exceptional visual and experiential design through doing rather than talking.  
  • Go out into the world for inspiration, spot opportunities for innovation, and bring inspiration back to our client partners and their stakeholders
  • Get to work on a broad range of client challenges in various industries

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

As a Product Designer at IDEO you may be expected to travel in and outside Germany as part of our normal business, typically for durations of a few days to a couple of weeks across Europe and internationally. It varies year-to-year depending on the location of our clients but travel can be as much as 30% of your time to countries all over the world. 

Some previous projects to check out:




Helping Students Navigate College and Beyond

A Digital Identity for the Royal Academy of Arts

Mandatory experience:

  • Fluent in English, as our office language is English
  • Bachelor’s and/or Masters Degree in design or other relevant design work experience

Relevant experiences:

  • 2+ years interaction/graphic design experience across a variety of digital media
  • Expertise in visual, user interface design: applying the principles of graphic design (typography, color, grid, hierarchy, etc) to digital and embedded experiences.
  • Interest in new technologies, UX and design trends, and how we can bring them together to form better interactions and user experiences.
  • Concept ideation, design strategy, digital prototyping, and combining graphic design and 3D animation.
  • Passion for design excellence: You know the difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’ and are able to work within dynamics that challenge teams, clients, and timelines to deliver world-class solutions.
  • Prototyping with a range of tools, including new-to-market, interactive, and motion-based tools. 
  • Ability to tell compelling project stories to bring your work to life
  • You have strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills. You can communicate the value of design and brand within a design and business context.
  • Extensive experience with a variety of graphic design and interactive tools, for example, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, Principle, Framer, etc.

Application Requirements and Instructions:

Please submit your CV, cover letter and portfolio. Closing date for this role is 09.02.2020.


Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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