Experience
Design & Engineering

Experience design
& engineering

Handmade is a high-end design firm specialised in creating product and service experiences. From our studio in Amsterdam we serve clients across Europe that expect smart, delightful & beautiful solutions.

Digital craftsmanship

We share a fascination for carefully crafted products. Our col­lec­tive of user ex­pe­ri­ence de­sign­ers and en­gi­neers won’t stop until the end result is polished to perfection.

Prototype first methodology

Endless decks of screens and specs are a thing of the past. The sooner you can experience a design the better. Throughout the process we create lo-fi and hi-fi on-device prototypes that really tell what works and what doesn’t.

Current partnerships

Albert Heijn
Service innovation for omni-channel grocery retail

Dell
New product concepts & advanced prototyping

TomTom
Service and platform design

Digital craftsmanship

We share a fascination for carefully crafted products. Our collective of user experience designers and engineers won't stop until the end result is polished to perfection.

Prototype first methodology

Endless decks of screens and specs are a thing of the past. The sooner you can experience a design the better. Throughout the process we create lo-fi and hi-fi on-device prototypes that really tell what works and what doesn’t.

Working at Handmade

We are a company where things are not set in stone. Sure, we are all highly skilled creatives that like to sink our teeth in complex design problems thrown at us, but we also encourage people to shape their careers and personalities in a way they see fit for themselves. This means you’ll be able to enjoy a level of freedom while being challenged to the max by your fellow problem solvers. Take a look at our open positions below.

  • UX Director
  • Senior UX Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Senior UX Engineer
  • UX Engineer

UX Director

You are a veteran designer who is able to lead teams and service clients, mixed together with a healthy habit of getting your hands dirty. You’ll be responsible for creative leadership in projects, able to deliver strategic direction up to studio level and can coach people in career development.

Required abilities and experience

  • Able to lead creative teams that service global clients
  • 10+ years of experience at top design firms or innovation studios
  • Sports a hands-on mentality with strategic creative oversight
  • In touch with next-gen design tools and methodologies

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Senior UX Designer

You are an experienced designer who can lead a project from napkin sketch to high fidelity design system, effortlessly translating ingenious design thinking into the output needed for a successful outcome. You bring strong reasoning and communication skills to the table that engage client and team.

Required abilities and experience

  • Proven track record in digital (product) design
  • 5-7 years of experience at a leading design firm or innovation studio
  • Heightened sense of system thinking, core problem solving and strategic knowledge
  • Eloquent and charismatic communication skills

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UX Designer

You are a smart, curious and opinionated designer that enjoys complex problems for breakfast. You live and breathe the next-gen tools and skills necessary to design innovative and elegant digital experiences that bring delight to the end user.

Required abilities and experience

  • Proven track record in interaction design and visual design
  • 3-5 years of experience at relevant design firms or innovation studios
  • Born and raised with the latest digital creative tools
  • Strong portfolio that shows system thinking, core problem solving and razor-sharp design execution

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Senior UX Engineer

You are the zen master of code, able to initiate and develop frontend experiences from a fundamentally solid tech perspective. You pick the right tool for the job, guide team and client through the development process and bring valuable tech insights to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship.

Required abilities and experience

  • Highly skilled in front-end engineering (Java, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, WPF and/or Objective-C)
  • 5-7 years of experience at leading software development firms or innovation studios
  • Proven track record of leading development teams
  • Great team and client communication skills

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UX Engineer

You are a creative coder with a keen eye for interface perfection. You are, fueled by coffee and high quality design input, responsible for developing beautiful frontend experiences and won’t stop until that one transition is timed perfectly on every platform.

Required abilities and experience

  • Skilled in front-end engineering (Java, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, WPF and/or Objective-C)
  • 3-5 years of experience at relevant software development firms or innovation studios
  • Strong portfolio that shows off products, apps and websites you have shipped

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