The World’s Leading Online Design School
A Culture of 100% Remote Work and 110% Excellence
The Interaction Design Foundation is the world’s most prestigious community and course platform for user experience designers. We’ve spent the last 20 years perfecting our community, courses, and most importantly, our work environment. And we’re never going to stop improving on what we’ve achieved so far!
We offer a 100% remote working environment where you have the freedom to become the best possible version of yourself—in both your professional and private life. But with great power comes great responsibility. The freedom of remote working places a vast responsibility on each of us here to continuously deliver excellent results, collaborate effectively, prioritize wisely, and improve our skills and performance.
Remote working is not for everyone. But all of us here who have tried and succeeded with remote working will never go back to regular 9-to-5 work, because there’s nothing quite like the freedom to work in a distraction-free and supportive environment.
Think you can handle the responsibilities of working remotely? We want to meet you!
6 Essentials of Our Work Culture
We love results, efficiency, perfectionism and focus. We believe this is achieved through:
- Individual freedom and independent decision-making—with zero bureaucracy and office politics.
- Openly sharing knowledge, so that our library of knowledge grows with each person in our team.
- Taking great care of each other, celebrating each other’s work and having fun.
- Having a love for what we do. We’re all passionate about our jobs, whether it’s programming, marketing, design or any other specialism.
- Concentration: awesome results are produced in a state of flow. That’s why we value location-independent work without the distractions of a normal office.
- Using our work culture as our guide when we choose who to hire.
What Is It like Working with Us?
Make a Dent in The Universe
You’ll help improve the lives of millions of learners across the world. You’ll help “make a dent in the universe,” like Steve Jobs said. Check out what people are saying about us.
Work Anywhere, Anytime
Work from home, a co-working space or anywhere else—and create your own work schedule. You enjoy complete freedom as long as you continuously deliver great results.
Amazing Team Trips
A team that gets together, stays together. You’ll meet with the rest of the team several times a year at spectacular locations.
Your Work Does the Talking
Unlike many other work environments, superficial stuff—such as your stature, clothes or car—has zero impact on our perception of you. We judge you on your results alone.
Work with the best from all over the globe, and get input from different cultures and mindsets—from sunny Singapore to colorful Turkey and lush Denmark.
Great Gender Balance
We take gender equality seriously. Our team currently has a gender balance of 47:53 female-to-male ratio.
We Trust You to Deliver Results
You’ll work remotely and have autonomy and freedom. No manager or colleague will look over your shoulder as long as you live up to that responsibility.
Long-Term Vision, Short-Term Execution
Your work will have a long-term focus. The luxury of long-term thinking is possible because we also love short-term execution. Simply put, we get stuff done.
State-of-the-Art Collaboration Tools
You’ll use state-of-the-art online tools to facilitate smooth and enjoyable teamwork with your colleagues.
Uninterrupted Concentration Time
You avoid working in an open office space with constant interruptions. Instead, you can immerse yourself in your work, deliver great results fast, and expand your skills.
Social, but Not Intrusive, Atmosphere
Working remotely strikes the perfect balance between being inspired and social but not getting interrupted.
You’ll have colleagues with incredible ambitions and intelligence—but without the elbows. That’s because we only work with team mates who combine professional ambitions with the ability to work in a team.
Introverts are Welcome, Too
You’ll join a result-oriented, diversity-focused company. You’ll thrive if you’re an introvert—just like your extroverted colleagues also do.
You’ll have absolutely zero bureaucracy and the power to make your own decisions and hold expenses.
A Refined Design Process
We continually re-design and re-invent our organization and platform through a solid in-house design process—mixing agile and user-centered design.
Paid, Completely Flexible Holidays
You’ll have paid holidays and can take them whenever you’d like. No complicated internal procedures or approval processes.
Be Who You Are
Have we mentioned that we love diversity? Join a team who values you for who you are—no matter your sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color, etc.
We value ambitions. You want to run a marathon anywhere in the world? We’ll pay all your expenses for flight, food and fees.
Down with the flu? Then stay in bed, get well and get paid at the same time. We believe a good rest prepares you for a longer journey ahead.
20 Years of Remote Work Experience
You’ll join a team with 20 years of experience in remote work. We made remote work a success long before it became a buzzword.
Quotes That Reflect Our Work Culture
What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
What People Are Saying About Us
Our Team Trips: In Photos
We’re always looking for candidates who are passionate about doing their best work, making a difference, and having fun doing it!
Check out our open positions here.