We are looking for someone who is really good at solving interface design problems. Someone who has a real interest in technology. You are a quick study, self-starter and excellent communicator with a passion for great design and the ability to achieve it. You love to blend interaction design, visual design, and prototyping skills.
Writing code is the natural evolution of expanding your design toolset. We are looking for someone who feels empowered by coding. Someone who feels that coding has made them a better designer. You have a wider perspective than other designers because you have a deep understanding of how interfaces are built. You use design tools to envision your ideas, but you can jump to code to make your vision real.
With “jump to code” we mostly mean “jump to HTML and CSS, with a sprinkle of JS”. Although we wouldn’t mind if you have explored creating interfaces for native apps as well.
You are responsible for designing and developing prototypes that will form the basis of the actual apps. Your eye for detail immediately spots misaligned buttons, badly formatted text or complicated wording. You make smart decisions about when to switch from a design tool to code and back.
You will work in both desktop and mobile app contexts. Web applications are a big part of the work. You understand how the web works and understand the technical implications of your decisions. You have a solid knowledge of design tools and processes, so you feel comfortable enough to focus on solving the design problem.
Mono works on digital products and services. We mostly design applications for iOS, Android and the web. View our project portfolio.
You live within reasonable travel distance to Ghent or Antwerp (less than 100km). We expect you to work at the office one day per week. Other days you can work from home, at the office, or on a location of your choosing. This might change based on your seniority level.
We’re picky when it comes to what we work on. Instead of working on a banner or landing page that won’t exist in one month, we’re focused on mission critical digital products.
Help improve the design of the most widely used web-based healthcare software, work on a brand new iOS app for real estate brokers, or breathe new life into aging software.
It’s a package you won’t easily find elsewhere.
When it comes to this job, you’ll make mistakes. We’ve sure made many over the years. What’s more important is that you know we’ll have your back all the way, and there will be ample opportunity to learn.
We offer a balance between working from where you want and working in a really nice office. Work from the focus from your own home or surround yourself with people. Apart from the weekly team day, it’s up to you.
We regularly have lunch together, and it’s on us! Currently our weekly team day is at our co-working office in Ghent.
We will provide you with excellent hardware to get your job done, from well-specced MacBook Pros to 4K monitors to low-performance testing devices. Because you need those as well.
Raise your hand if you hate asking your manager to buy a €10 tool that will help you get your work done. At Mono, use the prepaid credit card to buy new shiny things to experiment with. After all, it’s part of your job to stay up to date.
If we want to design products for the world around us, then we need to design those products with a group of people that reflect the world around us. It is not only about race, gender or religious choice. It is about different points of view.
We believe we’ll be better off for it. This means that we make an explicit effort to look for people with diverse backgrounds, but a common interest in design to join our team. And we want to specifically encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for a job.
Please contact us with a written introduction and your resume. Either include a portfolio link or an explanation of the projects you have worked on in the past. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.