trivago UI Designer

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trivago is looking for a UI Designer to join their team in Düsseldorf, Germany! You'll work design for cross-channel user journeys and contribute to the user experience of @trivago’s hotel search product.

We're looking for a UI Designer to join our team and work directly on our core product. We need you to motivate and inspire amazing visual experiences across our products, whilst guiding our Design team on UI best practices and standards. You'll be immediately helping our team shape and roll-out a new Visual Language. This is a hands-on role where you'll work with a team of designers, researchers, engineers and product managers to improve the experience of products. 

You'll design for cross-channel user journeys, and contribute to evolve the user experience of trivago's hotel search product. If you're looking for a highly impactful position in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same, read on.

What you'll do:

  • Drive the UI and interaction design decisions in a cross-functional team.
  • Ensure experience, usability, consistency, and continuity across our products.
  • Be the ambassador of our design system by developing, evolving, and growing it.
  • Educate and train stakeholders and team peers on how to leverage our design system and create impactful interfaces.
  • Demonstrate your ideas in tangible formats such as UI Designs, sketches, prototypes and wireframes that excite stakeholders and peers.
  • Make use of user research and quantitative data to make informed decisions.
  • Iterate, see users fail to understand your concepts, and learn from it.
  • Participate and deliver on the day to day production of design solutions.

What you'll need:

  • 3+ years' experience in Digital Product Design or any relevant User Interface Design field.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's in Visual Design, HCI, Digital Design or gained relevant work experience in the design field.
  • You are a strong designer with a keen sensitivity to typography, composition and flow, as well as experience working with design systems and patterns.
  • A portfolio demonstrating your work and capability to inspire others.
  • Sharp, up-to-date UI skills and experience using, developing and evolving Design Systems.
  • Experience designing for Web, Android and iOS
    • A strong visual design background with a deep knowledge of Google Material Guidelines and Apple Human Interface Guidelines.
  • UX knowledge and experience (Information Architecture, Usability, Prototyping, Design process, etc).
  • You're well-versed in all the tools of the UI trade. Expert knowledge of Sketch, and every relevant design tool.

What we'd love you to have:

  • Worked in-house, for a company with great visual culture.
  • Basic UI motion knowledge.
  • Basic CSS/HTML knowledge to simplify communication with engineers.
  • To be able to design autonomously in a responsive, fluid environment and have experience working in agile and fast-paced surroundings.
  • A mind filled with beautiful, simple, innovative ideas and a high interest in solving complex challenges.
  • Enthusiasm for an iterative design process, inspired by group critique.

What you can expect from life at trivago:

  • Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It's the idea that counts, not the position. 
  • Growth: Support for your development, constant new opportunities, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
  • International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
  • Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf: 2 days on campus and 3 days at home per week. 
  • Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, insurance and free language classes.
  • Equal opportunity: Commitment to creating an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent base enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

Additional information:

A note regarding COVID-19:

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the travel industry. If you want more insight into our current strategy and outlook, follow our LinkedIn company updates.

Our recruiting team will be on hand every step of the way, but if you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to reach out to us at

We look forward to your application!

About trivago
At trivago, we're a little unconventional. We are entrepreneurs, powered by a shared passion to stay ahead of the game. We are a diverse, inquisitive and versatile team from over 80 different countries, who come together to work towards one common goal.

This year we're working towards the restart of the travel-tech industry by building a product that meet users' new expectations and needs by adapting quickly and focusing on their users. Our metasearch empowers users to see what's out there, compare the possibilities, and confidently choose their destination

We're very much a people-focused company and we want to empower people to get more out of life. With the values as our foundation, we provide opportunities for talents to have an impact on business, cultivate a culture of trust within a diverse, international environment, gain new skills, maintain a balanced and flexible lifestyle and feel at home. Our unique culture built on human learning and emotional intelligence is what truly sets us apart ─ we live it and shape it every day with our actions and decisions.