Intern - UI /UX design

Wageningen, Netherlands

FarmTree is a start-up service provider specialising in supporting landscape restoration initiatives, in particular Agroforestry systems, by quantifying their impact. FarmTree's mission is to make cost-benefit analyses accessible to smallholder farmers and their supporters. The FarmTree flagship instrument is the FarmTree Tool (tool.farmtree.earth) that forecasts economic, environmental and social impact of Agroforestry scenarios. 

The FarmTree Tool is an accessible, practical instrument that agroforestry practitioners and project managers can use for project planning and monitoring. FarmTree's methology is based on a combination of field data capture, performance modelling and IT development of the FarmTree Tool.

To further develop FarmTree's service delivery and software products, the company is looking for an intern to support with the improvement of the user interface and user experience of the FarmTree Tool.

Customer Relationship
Personal Development
Team work
Administrative Work
Technical Expertise

Submit your application by February 28th, 2023

Scope

As the intern UI/UX designer at FarmTree, you will take the lead in the process of improving users' experience of the FarmTree Tool. In particular, this includes creating user-friendly and beautiful designs to improve the look-and-feel of the Tool. You will work closely with the FarmTree team members to gather relevant input on customer wants and needs. You create a set of guidelines for consistent and correct building blocks of the Tool's interface. You create UX flows, mock-ups and UI designs and present these products to the FarmTree team and (potential) customers for testing and verification. You work together with the FarmTree IT team to ensure that the prototypes created are easily implementable.


Your Qualities

You are creative and enjoy creating beautiful, practical designs for a great user experience. You can simplify important and sometimes complex workflows. You are communicative, you dare to ask all kinds of questions and you are comfortable presenting your work to colleagues. You can work independently but you also like to discuss your work and you can back up your design choices with theoretical knowledge and user data to give the best advice possible.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with users and clients
  • Create flow diagrams and wireframes
  • Build prototype UI screens / UX designs
  • Present designs to FarmTree for feedback
  • Design a simple framework of how to present UI components (buttons, headers, etc.)

Must Have

  • A relevant, ongoing HBO/WO education in UI/UX design, with at least a completed 1st year
  • Experience with UI / UX software such as Figma, Adobe InDesign or similar
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Regular presence in our Wageningen office (1-2 days a week)

Nice to have

  • Experience with HTML/CSS
  • Experience with UI/UX customer research
  • Affinity with (tropical) agriculture, sustainability and modelling

What We Offer


At FarmTree you will be warmly welcomed in an enthusiastic, diverse and fast-growing international team, with Dutch and English speakers. FarmTree offers a pleasant and dynamic working environment, with room for individual initiative and development. Interns will be linked to the company's IT team and guided by an internal expert. After an initial intake, work will take place according to a jointly agreed Terms of Reference (ToR). Results will be incorporated into the FarmTree Tool code and documentation with acknowledgments to you. Communcation with your school is possible in Dutch if necessary. 

Our job offer includes the following:

Personal growth

Develop your technical expertise and obtain working experience in a professional company

Teamwork

Regular brainstorming sessions and work presentations with company-broad team members

 

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