Internship - UI Design

Job description

Calling all design rebels with a cause! Join Zivver and revolutionize how we communicate securely, one pixel-perfect design at a time.

As our UI Design Intern, you'll have the opportunity to design the future of secure communication and create beautiful and accessible designs for our fast-growing company with a global impact. Your focus will be on design systems and accessibility, ensuring our products are inclusive and user-friendly.

You will unlock a world of learning opportunities with our Design team. Immerse yourself in the realms of interface design, accessibility, and usability, gaining valuable insights into creating intuitive designs that last. Discover the power of design systems and how they make good design scalable, equipping yourself with a skill set that is highly required in today’s market. We'll provide you with the necessary foundations, empowering you to conduct your own research with guidance along the way. Prepare to present your findings and suggested design updates, engaging in a vibrant exchange of design feedback with your talented team. Are you ready to embark on this thrilling design journey?


  • Design the Future of Secure Communication with Zivver: Where Creativity Meets Accessibility!

  • If you've got an eye for detail that’s sharper than an eagle’s eye and a passion for inclusive design that could melt encryption codes, then this Internship is your calling!

  • Ready to dive into the world of digital fortresses and design the keys to unlock secure communication for all? Zivver wants your creativity and expertise on our team!

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with our product design and development teams to improve our Silk Design System and bring it to the highest industry standards.

  • Research accessibility, dark mode best practices, and design system naming conventions to create an inclusive, top-notch user experience.

  • Design proposals for design system updates and simple UX flows.

  • Share and receive feedback in design reviews with our product design team, improving the quality of Zivver’s products as well as your design abilities.


  • Knowledge of color theory, typography and basic visual communication

  • Basic knowledge of Figma or other UI design tools

  • Interest in UI design, accessibility and inclusive design

  • Familiarity with design systems is a plus

  • Studying UX/UI design, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or other similar fields. If you’re studying Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields, and aspire for a career in UI design, you’re also welcome to apply.

  • Please provide a simple portfolio or a few examples of projects you’ve done before: Student and personal design projects are welcome.

Soft Skills you’ll bring

  • Build together: Collaborative teamwork, clear communication and presentation skills, honest and respectful in handling and receiving design feedback

  • Bring authenticity: Be yourself, share your ideas, think outside of the box

  • Be all in: You’re motivated, dedicated and own your responsibilities

  • Breathe simplicity: Less is more. Work efficiently, cut corners and reach out to people when needed

Internship conditions:

  • Starting date: August/September 2023 (exact date can be discussed)

  • 4/5 days a week (can be discussed)

  • Duration of the internship (to be discussed)

  • Internship allowance of €500 per month

  • You are located in the Netherlands and able to work from our Amsterdam office for 2 days a week.

If you’re still reading and excited about this role, we welcome your application, even if you think you don’t meet all the requirements. We understand that no candidate is perfect, and would love to hear your story.

A day at Zivver

Arriving at Amsterdam HQ after working remotely the previous day, you greet colleagues and enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea. You set up your ergonomic workspace, equipped with all necessary tools, and check for updates in your email, slack, and task board. Positive comments on your design prompt you to explore a suggested tweak.

In a one-on-one session with your team lead, you discuss upcoming tasks and gain valuable insights into design techniques, Figma shortcuts, and useful plugins. During the lunch break, you engage in lively conversations with colleagues from various teams and backgrounds, fostering a sense of camaraderie and cultural exchange.

In the early afternoon, you join a call with engineers and designers to tackle design system challenges, contributing your expertise and gathering valuable material for your upcoming project. Following that, you prepare to present your research findings on accessible components during the weekly design review session. The team eagerly engages in a discussion on implementation possibilities, and your insights are well-received. You also provide constructive feedback on your peers' designs, emphasizing the importance of user-centeredness and considering the audience's needs.

As the day progresses, you organize your notes and embark on online research into dark mode color palettes, inspired by the knowledge and discussions from earlier in the day. Engrossed in your exploration, you suddenly realize it's already the end of the day. Your colleagues invite you to unwind and socialize at the HummingBar, a relaxed gathering spot within the office, where you enjoy refreshing drinks and continue to foster connections with your teammates.

At Zivver, every day presents new opportunities to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the exciting field of secure digital communication. If you're ready to immerse yourself in a supportive and innovative environment, where your ideas are valued and your growth is nurtured, we encourage you to apply.