Product Designer (m/f/d) 80-100%

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MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe, Asia and North America. We are committed to ensuring that high-quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

For our office in Basel we are currently looking for several Product Designers (m/f/d) 80-100% as a full-time and permanent role.

Your main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of a unified design system across multiple digital products (e.g. mdpi.com, journals, sciforum and sciprofiles) defining UI components, style guides and design principles.
  • Tight collaboration with our Creative and Brand teams, bringing to life our visual language and standards
  • Ensuring smooth proceedings and communication within an international team spreaded across different offices 
  • Analyze expectations and requirements from different stakeholders like internal and external clients


Your profile:

  • Higher educational background in Design or Digital Design (e.g. Bachelor's Degree)
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in Product Design, with particular focus on web and mobile web products
  • Familiar with the UX spectrum like discovery/exploration, user research, information architecture, user/ A/B testing, user journeys
  • Used to working with a data-driven approach having a clear understanding of analytics, KPI’s, metrics and conversion rate optimization
  • Fluent English language skills (written, spoken), other languages are beneficial
  • Possesses a strong visual design skill-set
  • Open-minded, service-oriented and independent way of working

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