Full time
Onsite
Catered lunch
Flexible schedules
Mental health support
Healthcare benefits
Paid parental leave
Manager
Anita Silva
Teammates
Anita Silva
Willie Franklin
Ianthe
Luuk Janssens
Marek Minor
Mar Ginot Blanco
Koen Jansen
Andrea Bianchi
Rick van Laarhoven
Johan Bakken
Juan Pablo Farre
Iris Cuppen
Henkehenke
Maddie
Location
Description

About us

Bakken & Bæck is a design and development studio working out of Oslo, Amsterdam, Bonn, London and Barcelona. Building digital products, brands and businesses, we help ambitious companies identify, explore and respond to new opportunities.

From defining the future home with IKEA to building decentralised platforms with Coinbase; we are in the business of breaking new grounds. As one international team across offices, we have all the skill sets needed to help businesses adapt to an increasingly complex world.

We’re committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels comfortable, regardless of their identity, experiences and beliefs. We want BB to be a place where you can try out new things with the risk of failing, where you can take ownership over your own work without being micromanaged, and where there’s a low barrier to coming up with ideas — no matter your job title or discipline.

Work-life balance shouldn’t be a perk, but a given. We strongly believe in flexibility, knowing that creativity doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5. At BB you’ll be given a lot of freedom, which means managing your own priorities, trying out new things and working a flexible hours scheme

About the role

As a brand and communications team, we aim to explore and implement new modes of interaction that evoke meaningful and inclusive connections between human beings and their technological surroundings. Combining strategy, storytelling and technology, we aim to create bespoke and resilient digital scenarios that help brands transmit their identity, ideas and stories in the right tone of voice on all relevant platforms.

As senior digital designer on the team, you will play a key role in all phases of our creative projects—from ideation through to production. Based on tested and strategic insights, you will lead the production of scalable, interactive and compelling systems, crafting all elements needed to create a consistent and delightful user experience. Throughout the process, you will work closely with our writers, strategists, brand designers, motion designers, product design teams, development teams, and external collaborators, including photographers, illustrators, CG artists and sound designers.

You are highly strategic and multi-skilled, possessing a deep understanding of creative disciplines. This includes both conceptualization and execution, spanning areas such as art direction, user experience, and interaction prototyping. Driven by a keen interest in contemporary visual culture, tech-driven identities and concept-led design, you are continuously seeking new ways to create user experiences that feel fresh and inclusive. You love working closely with strategists, writers, other designers and developers, and are able to work at a fast pace without sacrificing attention to both essential details and the broader context. As we’re a small team, we’re looking for someone who feels comfortable discussing work openly and frequently with a wide range of people.

Responsibilities

  • Design large-scale websites for a variety of clients, translating complex matters into compelling user experiences.

  • Lead the production of scalable and interactive systems.

  • Work closely with clients to understand their objectives, researching and analyzing the context of their brief. This may include preparing for and hosting workshops if required, and bringing new insights and unexpected angles to inform the design direction of large-scale websites.

  • Actively participate in new business pitches and meetings.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to create impactful and innovative digital solutions.

  • Foster a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation within the studio.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of full-time experience in a design studio.

  • Experience with leading and scoping large-scale websites.

  • Portfolio displaying a deep understanding of creative disciplines, including both conceptualization and execution, spanning areas such as art direction, user experience, and interaction prototyping.

  • Ability to articulate and present work to internal teams and clients confidently and coherently.

  • Strong creative and commercial understanding.

  • Highly organised with a proactive problem-solving approach.

  • Comfortable working independently in a transdisciplinary team.

  • Experience with coding, generative design, audio production, AR, and VR are a plus.

What you can look forward to

  • Independence — BB is an independently-owned studio. We have the freedom to orient towards the projects we believe in, create a culture that is driven by people with small egos and huge hearts, and invest in long-term relationships with partners whose ambitions match our own.

  • Autonomy — Our culture is built on autonomy, responsibility and mutual trust. Instead of being prescribed a way to do things, we have the freedom to explore and develop our own methods and approaches, and to learn by doing.

  • Flexibility — We all have different needs when it comes to how we work. We are flexible on working hours, open to workations, and can provide opportunities to relocate to one of our other offices, as long as it doesn't hinder our projects and our team’s progress.

  • Continuous Learning — We want to invest in your growth. You will receive an annual allowance to invest in a course, class or conference — whatever you need to stay inspired and learn new things.

  • Doing things together — Collaboration lies at the core of our culture. Whether through trips or team dinners, we prioritise bonding experiences across offices when we can, fostering camaraderie and creativity.

  • Our offices — We have invested in creating welcoming spaces that provide our teams with what they need. Beyond the day-to-day, we use our offices to host team events, talks and parties.