Senior Visual Designer

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Senior Visual Designer

Full-time / Part-time · Utrecht

We’re looking for an ambitious Senior Visual Designer, who combines their creativity, sense of clients’ needs, feel identity, with an understanding of user behaviour to create stunning visual concepts and captivating experiences. 

Apply and let us know what you can bring to the team. 



CLEVER°FRANKE is an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team of 40+ people with 12+ nationalities from across the world. We are interaction designers, visual designers, developers, project managers, data analysts, and others. All with a passion for what we do. We are curious about the world around us and apply the same curiosity to our work and projects.

As a Senior Visual Designer, you'll take the lead in defining and delivering a clear design concept and visual direction within projects. You work closely with other designers (both visual and UX) and developers to create a cohesive look and feel that aligns with the client's expectations and goals. Throughout the process, you work closely with the client to ensure alignment.

You start by first unraveling the brief and devising a strategy to drive our clients' and our vision for the project. From there, you define and create clear visual concepts and construct the story to present them to the client and stakeholders. Once aligned, you iterate and refine the designs step by step. 

Motion, both in 2D and 3D, often plays an important role in bringing our experiences to live. So, during the design process you consider and explore motion as well. For example for interface transitions (as with Voices from the Frontlines) or animated data visualizations (as with our Ookla product suite visualizations).

In this role, you explore complex data and design interfaces for digital tools and experiences. Your core skill of transforming complex topics into engaging and memorable visual experiences that help users and strengthen the client brand is invaluable. Additionally, you are experienced at presenting your concepts and ideas in a clear and convincing manner, both to colleagues and to clients.

As a senior designer, you motivate and guide other designers. You set a high standard for yourself and your team to ensure outstanding results and creative solutions.

Collaborating well with others and taking the lead are essential skills for us. You are eager to listen to feedback and, based on it, experiment and try new approaches to adapt as needed. For this, you need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment where you can learn and grow with the help of your colleagues.


You’re welcome at CLEVER°FRANKE regardless of your appearance, identity, or background. It’s not a place you have to 'fit in' but somewhere everyone can feel themselves and be their best to do their best.

Studies suggest that women, and others, tend to hesitate to apply for a job if their CV isn’t a perfect fit. Here, we look for talent and potential — not just formal experience and expertise. So if you like the role and think you could be awesome at it, go ahead and apply.


  • Full-time/part-time role (32-40 hours per week);
  • A competitive salary, based on your background and experience;
  • Guidance from a friendly, passionate, down-to-earth team;
  • Trainings tailored to your personal and professional growth;
  • A personal development coach and time to explore your interests;
  • Hybrid working from our studio or home – (at least 2 days per week in the studio);
  • A healthy, abundant lunch every day in the studio;
  • Paid train expenses from your home to the studio;
  • A collective pension plan;
  • A MacBook and all the peripherals you need;
  • Inspiring team events; such as our annual team prototyping day, team trainings, sport events and conference visits.


We find it important that you grow and challenge yourself and want to ensure that you are supported in this. We offer training courses tailored to your experience level and needs, personal development planning and feedback, and an HR coach. About 3 times a year, we organize a CLEVER°FRANKE Development week where the entire studio fully focuses on personal and professional growth, outside of client projects.


We are looking for a senior-level Visual designer with 6+ years of experience in creating brand identities and digital products. You enjoy tackling complex topics and using visual and motion design to create appealing, unique, and user-friendly experiences. You are adept at both setting the visual concept and identity of a product, as well as designing the interface's visual details.

You know how to engage with clients and facilitate productive workshops. You can set the project vision and strategy, lead other designers, and work together to reach the goals. You have the analytical skills to unravel complex topics and decide on the best design solution for the users. You can communicate clearly how your vision and design fit the project, goals, and brand.

We expect you to be familiar with modern design software like Figma, Adobe CC (in particular Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects), or similar, and be able to learn new software quickly. You are ambitious with a growth mindset and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are comfortable speaking and writing in English, which is our primary language for communication and collaboration.

As a senior, you are a role model for the team, so we expect you to have some experience coaching and mentoring others (in a professional or other setting).


It would be great (but not required) if you have experience in one or more of the following:

  • SCRUM or Agile projects;
  • Data visualization design and data;
  • Motion design experience;
  • 3D design, animation and rendering;
  • Creative coding (for example for generative motion systems and identity).  


Hit the button below! Send us your CV and we'll ask you some questions to get to know you a little better.

If you successfully pass through our screening, we’ll invite you to the interview process, which entails two further conversations to ensure you get to know our culture and the role better, and to identify whether there is a fit from both of our sides.


Get a few insights and advice on how to make your application stand out from one of our founders Gert Franke in his article on our Medium page:

Applying for a job as a digital designer (Visual / UX)


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