At Futurewhiz our purpose is to empower children to grow through personalized education. Day in day out we give it our best to fuel their curiosity for knowledge, to boost their confidence and to cultivate a lifelong love of learning through games and experiences. Futurewhiz is the parent company of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo, all three market leading brands across K12 in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Squla, market leader in online education in the Netherlands, helps kids in primary school to learn in a fun and attractive way. Squla’s platform features thousands of quizzes and fun games linked to the school curriculum. We are working every day to make learning more fun and playful for children.
We are continuously growing and improving our platform, and that is why we are now looking for a Senior Illustrator/UI Designer to join our Design team. Are you enthusiastic about making an impact in children’s learning? Then keep on reading!
As a Senior Illustrator/UI Designer your goal is to bring the visual style of our educational platform to the next level. As we are growing our platform, our goal is to give children of different age groups and with different preferences different experiences through visual style and features. Your challenge is to further develop these visual styles in order to provide a personalized experience for all kids, while at the same time ensuring alignment between kids, parent, teacher and marketing products.
Your key responsibilities will be focussed on creating illustrations and UI design, as well as coordinating the process of image creation for the Content & Kids Activation team:
Create and deliver production ready assets to further develop the visual styles for different age groups; character design, illustrations, UI, animations, etc.
Work closely together with our Visual Designer/Animator and Brand Designer to deliver the best user experience
Coordinate the visual design process for Content & Kids Activation; create style guides, manage project outsourcing and planning and do art direction on the deliverables
Further develop a strong network of external designers
Ensure consistency across all our products (kids, parents, teacher and marketing)
We are on the lookout for a Senior Illustrator/UI Designer, who has a hands-on mentality. You are capable of creating and building multiple fun and illustrative styles to get our platform to the next level, but at the same time you know how to manage projects. You know your strengths and those of others and are capable of getting the right mix of people together to get the best results in terms of quality, time and costs.
In addition to this, you meet the following requirements:
HBO or Master Degree in Art/Design/Games/Creative Media;
5+ years of Design experience with a strong visual art background; for example through visual art for games, or you created multiple different styles for apps and sites.
An intimate understanding of vector graphics with industry standard software like Illustrator and Figma;
A hands-on mentality, combined with the ability to manage and push creative projects from concept to final execution;
Good communication skills in Dutch and English, both verbal and written;
Experience with educational technology and designing for kids is a plus;
Experience with games and game design is a plus;
A good network of freelance designers is a plus
The Futurewhiz office is located in a beautiful office on Weesperplein in the centre of Amsterdam. We foster an informal yet professional atmosphere. During these Corona times we try to be creative in seeing each other by organizing online events like a radio show, cooking together and pub quizzes. Once we’re back to normal we will have monthly drinks, table tennis tournaments, back to school games, a yearly Christmas party and much more. We believe that a positive and energetic, yet relaxed, work environment not only encourages great teamwork, but is key to motivating our team to produce high quality products.
With Squla’s ambition to let all children grow through personalized education, this position offers you a great opportunity to contribute to this goal.
Are you ready for a new adventure? Apply now!