UX or visual designer for the summer 2020
Are you an enthusiastic UX or visual designer who’s looking for a place to put your digital design skills to good use and learn new skills? We’re looking to hire summer designers to work as team members in our digital product creation teams. Together with your team, you’ll be designing and implementing fluent customer flows and desirable user interfaces and validating designs as early as possible.
What we’re looking for
We’re seeking potential, not masters. Therefore, we don’t expect you to know everything when joining us. However, we do call for eagerness and ability to learn new things and work in a team.
As a summer designer you:
- Have some previous experience with the digital domain. Work experience is great, but you can also use school or hobby projects as a reference in your portfolio.
- Have a strong interest in and ability to do user experience or visual design for digital products.
- Are comfortable choosing your design tools depending on the context, whether it’s pen and paper, Sketch, Figma, or something else.
- Have some previous experience in user interviews and validating designs (especially for UX designer applicants).
- Are able to communicate your design decisions.
- Are fluent in Finnish. Most of our on-going design projects in Helsinki require fluency in Finnish, which is why we're, unfortunately, unable to hire English-speaking summer designers.
What we offer
- Meaningful projects that solve real-life problems. You’ll be spending your summer with one of our digital product creation teams solving actual problems. If you’re wondering what’s the project work like, let Anna, our summer designer from last summer, offer some insight on that.
- A passionate community of experts as your colleagues. As a Reaktorian, you’ll have talented and experienced colleagues around you, ready to help you whenever you need it.
- A workplace where you can feel like home. We’re not looking to hire your work-self, but we’re looking to hire you as a whole and let you be the same person at work as at home.
- A summer that is not all about work. We Reaktorians take our work seriously, but we also like to have fun, which is why we’re having regular team days and doing non-work-related activities together.
How to apply
We’re excited that you’re planning on applying! Send us your application, CV, and a portfolio (or link to portfolio) by Feb 28, 2020 using the form below! Voit halutessasi lähettää kesätyöhakemuksesi meille myös suomeksi.
Please note that we’re screening applications as they come in, but all hiring decisions are made closer to the end of the application period or shortly after.
There’s no need to be formal in your application. However, we’d like you to include some digital work in your portfolio. By looking at your work, we’d like to get a glimpse of who you are as a designer and understand the thinking behind your work. Also, state your role clearly if any of the projects involved a team effort.
For tips to making your portfolio shine, have a look at Krista’s blog post 10 tips for polishing your UX portfolio. While the post focuses on UX portfolios, most of the tips are equally relevant for visual designers!
Want to know more?
If you’d like to know more about what it’s like to be a summer employee at Reaktor, you can turn to the most reliable source there is: our previous summer employees. Six of them are sharing their experiences on our blog:
- Anna and Joona worked with us last summer, and now they’re talking about their non-existing typical workday
- Mira and Minna, two of our 2018 summer employees, share their tips on landing a junior job with us
- Casper and Matti tell all about their summer in our Amsterdam office in 2017
Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions and answers.