Senior Graphic Designer

Freelancer, Full-time · Amsterdam or London

Who we are

We here at TrendWatching are an international, dynamic and highly purposed team that guides, inspires and empowers business professionals to bring to market more sustainable and impactful innovations that benefit all, not the few. 


Founded in 2002, TrendWatching has become one of the world’s leading consumer trend firms, delivering Free Trend Updates to over 100,000 trend-driven professionals worldwide and offering a number of dedicated trend services.


We support and equip 100s of well-known brands and agency clients such as Adidas, Danone, Starbucks, TWBA and UNICEF with the most current and future-oriented trend intel to truly advance their purpose game and thereby have an impact. 


Additionally, with over 260,000 followers on social media, our message and information reach over 65 countries around the globe.

Your opportunity at TrendWatching

We are looking for a passionate Senior Graphic Designer in either Amsterdam or London to join our team and embark on our exciting multi-year journey with us to support and lead the movement to a more purposed economy.


In this role, you will design powerful, usable and lovable designs. On a day-to-day basis, as part of the design team, you will work with our Head of Product to align all of our design output and strategy; supporting all our design needs; supporting various cross-functional teams and their projects. From marketing collateral to web UX to beautiful illustrations that have defined our brand for the last two decades. Always keeping things fresh!


If you love trends and meaningful innovation and feel that you are ready for the next step in your career, this might just be the opportunity to bring your game and improve in a multi-faceted design role.

Your responsibilities in this role
  • Handling and prioritising design needs of the company 

  • Supporting Marketing, Sales and Customer Success teams to achieve their goals with beautiful illustrations and collaterals

  • Leading the design of our core services; working closely with our product managers, developers, and other stakeholders

  • Web design (UX/UI) to update our web assets

  • Creating UX and data-driven responsive design for all elements of the website and related communications

  • Producing design wireframes, prototypes and specifications

  • Coordinating web development, problem-solving and finding multiple design solutions; translating our vision and targets

  • Understanding and executing new products and content launches to ongoing page optimization, site performance maintenance and regular performance audits with the core product team

  • Collaborating closely with the founder, product managers, trend analysts and the broader KPIs of different teams

The ideal candidate
  • You are an enthusiastic and energetic professional with 3-5 years of relevant experience in digital and graphic design

  • You have a commanding capability of the Adobe suite

  • You have basic knowledge of After Effects and motion graphics

  • You have a strong portfolio with examples of modern illustrations and user-focused problems solved via creative UI solutions, design systems and asset creation

  • You understand and implement UX/UI design with a command in conceptual thinking and with principles in design thinking

  • You have experience in prototyping and UX design tools such as Figma/Adobe XD (or previous experience in Invision Marvel)

  • You are a great communicator with excellent English and solid project management skills

  • A good grasp of CSS/HTML will be an advantage

  • You have experience in Webflow and/or HubSpot CMS (this will be an immediate advantage, too)

  • You feel and act purposed: caring deeply about sustainability, equality, well-being and transforming businesses into a force for good

  • You perform best in a cosmopolitan, driven and entrepreneurial environment

What's in it for you?
  • Competitive remuneration

  • Fast-return times on your ideations → testing

  • Flexibility in work (we work both remote and together as a team)

  • Time and space to hone your skills and develop your career

  • Bragging rights for owning a great complete portfolio of design and UX design at a leading trend firm

  • Actively contributing to a more purpose-driven economy and having an impact on people, glocally

  • An ‘Online Destination Playground’: having the freedom to play, learn and grow while turning your ideas into reality to reach our 100,000s of customers, subscribers and followers, worldwide

  • Being part of a fun team located throughout the world in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona and São Paulo

Details

Start date: Immediately

Duration: Ongoing

Reports to: Head of Product



Sounds like you? Then please reach out to us and apply with your CV, cover letter and portfolio highlighting your three favorite websites and why. Only candidates who have completed these tasks will be considered — we want to get to know you. 


Our Head of Product, Riz Razak, looks forward to hearing from you.


TrendWatching welcomes everybody to apply - regardless of their background, experience, abilities and perspectives.

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