User Experience Designer

  • Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

User Experience Designer

Job description

People have been creating print-ready documents in Microsoft Word for ages. But what if this content is no longer just printed, but also published online? How does that affect the life of the people who create this content? They now have to focus on structuring their content, rather than styling it. And so our main UX challenge is to guide our users into this new mindset of creating content that’s ready to go anywhere

As a UX designer at Fonto you design products and functionalities that change the way people work, and are still a joy to use. Together with our designers and developers you sketch, mockup, prototype, test and ask “why” until we have great solutions. Depending on the problem at hand, you’ll dive into design challenges like user flows, micro-interactions, animations, the Fonto Design System or copywriting. You’ll also help us learn more and more about our audience, for which you’ll plan and conduct user interviews and usability tests.

Sometimes these activities will be in the context of a new product version. For product work, you need to keep in mind the needs of end users across many different industries. At other times you’ll join a project team and dive into the needs of one specific client.

About Fonto

We design, develop and implement products for online authoring. People all over the world use Fonto to write, review and edit their documents and other content. Some examples of what our users make with Fonto: International Standards, Parliamentary Committee Reports, airplane manuals and interactive educational content. So how do we make sure that our users can work in a delightful, intuitive way? That’s where our UX designers come in.

If you want a quick impression of Fonto, check out or just scroll through our Technical Documentation.


Qualifications you need

  • 1-3 years professional experience in UX design

  • Online portfolio showcasing prior UX work.

  • Self-starting and self-motivated to perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision.

  • A proven track record of designing UX/UI aspects of a product from start to finish.

  • Experience in working with developers to actually get things built.

  • Familiar with Sketch. Experience in designing icons, vector illustrations, UI animation, is a plus.

  • Experience with prototyping tools like Marvel, Invision or Framer

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Speaks fluent English.

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in UX, Media Arts, Visual Communication or equivalent.

Nice to have

  • You’re old enough to remember Clippy from Microsoft Word, so you already know what not to design.

Perks & Benefits

  • All the joys of product development.

  • Working with 30 passionate colleagues who genuinely care about what they do.

  • Agile working; the best of kanban, scrum, common sense and healthy sense of reality based on decades of combined experience.

  • Opportunities to make a difference in a nimble, highly productive environment.

  • Tasty lunches with daily fresh bread and (almost) all the spreads that AH delivers.

  • Coffee machine with good beans, Quooker for hot tea in 20+ flavors, water cooler for cold water and soft drinks in the fridge.

  • Fresh fruit, biscuits, chips and other snacks.

  • Weekly Friday afternoon drinks with music, beer, wine, and frying for the enthusiast.

  • Free T-shirts and other merchandise.

  • Yearly city-trips.

  • Enjoy what you do everyday!

Fonto as an employer

Fonto is a founder-owned, fast growing and profitable company. But more important, we are a 100% tech team. We are based in Rijswijk, close to The Hague.

With a team of 27 loyal colleagues we make great software for companies all around the world. You will work closely with 2 designers, 15 developers, a couple project managers and, every now and then, with Martin – our Chief Merchandise Officer ;)

Within the company there is no hierarchy nor a one-man show. Instead, you’ll work in a fully agile, transparent and strongly collaborating team! No one gives you orders, you’ll get all the freedom you can handle.