Open position

Experienced designer with strong concepting & project management skills

Bou is a new-school brand company for those creating something novel, radical, or flat out weird. As we are growing, we’re looking to hire an experienced designer with strong concepting & project management skills.

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Working at Bou

When joining Bou, you'll get to work directly with our 100+ brands, ranging from early-stage companies to more established brands, universities, and nonprofits. And we really do mean directly – we don’t have key account managers or pure strategists at Bou. You'll become a part of an all-hands-on-deck team building brands through marketing, communications, design, and web development.

Daily tasks

In this design role, your typical days include tasks like concepting brand ideas, crafting dashing visual identities, designing websites and other (digital) brand applications, and planning and creating visuals for campaigns. You’ll be working on these closely together with other designers, marketers, writers and developers.

Required skills

  • 5+ years of design experience – you have an extensive portfolio from working as a designer or an art director, at an agency or in-house
  • Deep understanding of branding – you know that a great visual identity is just one aspect of branding, and understand that your expertise is needed from first positioning exercise to continuous marketing and communications efforts
  • Simply put: you’re a very good designer – you know this, but you don’t let it go over your head. You value straight talk and direct feedback, and want to know when your work is not first-rate
  • You understand the technology and tools your designs are built on – you work well with developers and understand how much time making pixel-perfect work requires
  • You go for motion when you can – you consider movement as part of a brand's visual identity, and have solid 2D animation skills to move things on websites and social media feeds
  • Client communications and project management experience – you keep a cool head under pressure, and can give and take candid feedback well. You're natural working directly with clients and have some experience leading a project team
  • Hunger to learn from a wide range of industries – we build brands for a great variety of products and companies, from handcrafted coffee to mobile games and electric cars
  • Working proficiency in English – it will be your first working language as we work with several international brands and communicate in English within our team

Applications by Jan 20, 2023

We acknowledge that finding a person who ticks every box is pretty challenging. That’s why we prefer an “If I don’t know, I’ll figure it out” -attitude over having a perfectly matching CV & portfolio.

When we have an optimal candidate, it's just about finding the right time to join forces. Though, as our hands are full, we hope you could start already in early 2023.

Send your portfolio and casual free form application to by January 20 at latest, but bear in mind that we’ll be going through applications on a rolling basis. If you rather work as a freelancer, submit your profile here.

Last updated December 7, 2022