Going beyond user expectations
We believe in creating products and services that go beyond user expectations to enrich the quality of their lives. We also believe that this can only be achieved if we become intimately familiar with people’s values, inspirations, priorities, likes and dislikes.
At the heart of innovation
That’s what makes working at Philips Design so exciting and challenging. You get to play a crucial role in making sure that our innovations are meaningful, distinctive and culturally-relevant. In fact, you’ll be at the very heart of that process.
Understanding people’s deep needs and wishes
As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will carry out extensive user research to understand the deep needs and wishes of end-users in the context of their life and work. Then, in partnership with the relevant Philips businesses, you will help translate those insights into compelling product/service offerings.
A stimulating working environment
At Philips Design, you’ll be working alongside some of the world’s leading design experts in one of the largest and successful design houses in existence; we are a creative force of over 400 professionals, representing more than 35 different nationalities.
We have major design studios in Amsterdam and Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Andover, Bothell and Pittsburgh (USA), Hong Kong and Shanghai (China), Kontich (Belgium) and New Delhi (India).
We are active in many different areas of design including product innovation, brand communication, the exploration of next-generation ‘design futures’ and the development of sustainable solutions for fragile societies.
Every year, Philips Design receives recognition for excellence in creating innovative, people-focused designs. In 2012 alone, we won a record-breaking 124 international awards for design excellence, and in 2014 we received more prestigious iF awards, 47, than any other entrant.
Typical positions in design at Philips
Design manager/creative director
You will be safeguarding the design function by inspiring, driving and managing the brand design strategy and design portfolio in a specific business or category.
You will be designing the concept, appearance and behavior of new products, co-created around insights into user needs and contexts of use, as well as a thorough understanding of technology trends, user trends and brand direction.
Communication designer (including online)
In this role you design the concept, appearance and impact of communication channels, co-created around insights into user needs and contexts of use as well as a thorough understanding of media trends, user trends and brand direction.
Service & digital designer
Your task will be designing user experiences for services and product-service systems, co-created around insights into user needs and contexts of use for wide-ranging interaction between users and online, mobile and physical environments.
You will be designing the concept, appearance and behavior of new user interfaces, co-created around insights into user needs and contexts of use and a thorough understanding of technology trends, user trends and brand direction.
(Ambient) experience designer
In this role you design coherent user-experience concepts, co-created around insights into user needs and contexts of use. For ambient experience design, focusing on the integration of architecture and technology in specific environments.
You will be developing new product and service propositions, gaining new knowledge on societal and human activities and coming up with new methods and ways of working.