Graphic Designer (Branding & Information Design)

Temporary, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.


We are an international and dynamic team of around 95 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands with an increasingly international reach as a company, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of clients across the Netherlands, Europe, the US, and Asia.

About the Role

Design is incredibly important at Metabolic. We use graphic design & data visualization to communicate complex information to clients and make our work more accessible to a wider audience.

As a Graphic Designer (Branding Expert), you will be part of the design team, and work together with the marketing team and consulting team to oversee Metabolic’s ecosystem brands from a graphic perspective, designing new logos and brand assets for entirely new brands as required, establishing brand guidelines, formulating design processes and best practices, sending out regular correspondence to teams, designing beautiful graphics to illustrate the impact of our work, laying out graphic-heavy reports to help bring projects and ideas to life, being a bridge between the design team and marcomms team by having fundamental knowledge of branding, and creating communication materials and content from a design perspective for social media. 

The position is a full-time role and will start asap, based in our office in Amsterdam.

Your profile
  • A minimum of 4 years’ Graphic Design experience

  • Expert in branding (minimum of 3 years experience)

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in Data Visualisation and storytelling illustration 

  • Expert in Adobe software (Illustrator, InDesign, and some experience of Photoshop)

  • Ability to create beautiful logos and branding assets, and manage the multi-faceted brand portfolio

  • Comfortable with layout design; creating dynamic reports, brochures, presentations etc.

  • A flexible working style, to work on short-term graphic design projects, as well as overseeing long-term branding strategies

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

  • The ability to take initiative and work independently in an autonomous environment, together with strong team-working skills 

  • Organized and proactive

  • Enjoys creating processes and guidelines for best practices

  • Strong alignment with Metabolic’s mission

  • Bonus: animation (After Effects), prototyping (Sketch or Figma) creating original 2D and isometric icons & illustrations

  • Fluent spoken and written English (and Dutch a substantial advantage)

  • Non EEA / EU Nationals: The role is dependent upon obtaining a visa to live and work in the Netherlands. Metabolic is a recognised visa sponsor and may support the successful candidate’s application for a work visa.

Our Offer
Be part of a  dynamic, ambitious and multicultural team that is passionate about sustainability and technology and making an impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity from our sister companies in the wider ecosystem. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together.
This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. 
 You will also be encouraged to grow and develop, have time and space to experiment with new ideas and have dedicated time set aside for training and personal development. We are based in Amsterdam, but operate a hybrid working model, giving you the freedom to work both at home and at our vibrant office.

About us
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest working for Metabolic. Please fill out the following short application form. Should you have any difficulties please contact us ​via HR@metabolic.nl

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