UX/UI Designer / Columbia Road Oy

Are you a design student or soon-to-be graduate motivated by driving measurable impact on business? Do you thrive in collaboration and want to learn more about consulting as a UX/UI designer? Great! As a design associate at Columbia Road you’ll get to grow professionally while utilizing your design toolset to help our customers grow their businesses. Read more and find out if Columbia Road could be the right place for you!

Who we are

In 2016 Columbia Road was founded to challenge the old ways of doing digital business and running online sales – we exist to help our clients sell better in the digital era. This means we don’t do IT projects like most other companies, instead we work to improve our clients’ business results in a measurable way. Design, development, strategy, marketing and data engineering just happen to be the tools with which we create our impact.

A key part of our mission is to be an excellent place to work. We are a community-led organisation, which means that we trust our employees to make the best decisions about their work themselves. This company model is based on transparency and low hierarchy. All employees have the opportunity to be involved in company-wide decision-making, and the chance to become an owner of Columbia Road by investing in company stocks. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of how we define ourselves and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values. We come recommended with a 4.9/5 score on Glassdoor and are always looking for new ways to be better.

Job description

What you’ll work with: As a UX/UI designer, you understand the client and their customers. You utilise design tools and design thinking to improve how clients operate and interact with their customers. You may, for example, prioritise use cases and features, create and user-test prototypes, as well as make final UI and UX designs. You will often collaborate with developers to make your designs a reality. We work in multi-disciplinary teams, so you’ll also get to work with marketing specialists, strategy consultants, as well as our clients’ personnel and stakeholders. We don’t require you to code (most of our designers don’t do that), but if you do, it’s definitely a bonus.

What it means to be business minded: You want your creative work to have a bigger impact than just creating a beautiful and delightful look & feel or UX for the products and services you’re working on. This means excellent design is a tool for achieving great results, not a goal in itself. You have the skills and courage to investigate, analyse and suggest both small experiments as well as bold moves to your clients.

How you’ll get to grow: If you’re looking for a workplace where you get a lot of responsibility and where you get to learn about a wide variety of projects, clients and industries, you’ll find it here. To support you on this journey, we have created a purpose-built training schedule for our Associates complemented by regular mentoring sessions, as well as strong support from more senior Roadies.


Please show us your portfolio. We want to see your process and the final outcome of your design.

Location: We value close and constant collaboration in our team work – whether it’s with customers, fellow Roadies and/or consultants from other companies – as it enables us to learn from each other and work more efficiently towards a shared goal. Often this is achieved best by working from the same location. Hence, we can only consider candidates who live (or plan to move) within commuting distance of Helsinki

Note: We are currently not able to offer visa sponsorships for Finland, so, unfortunately, we can’t consider applications from outside EU/EEA.


Take a look at our Culture Code to get to know us better.

Recruitment process

The deadline for applications is November 27th, 2022 (Sunday). The interview process consists of a short video phase, and one interview round where you will meet two of our designers. Both of these phases will be conducted for selected candidates in December. After sending your application, you can expect to hear back from us by December 8th, and you will be notified of the status of your application at each stage.


The Associate Program is a full-time summer job. It’s also possible to start working part-time already during spring or even winter, as most summer roadies have done in previous years. The start date and possible holidays during the summer will be discussed and set together with the selected candidates. After the summer, if expectations have been met from both sides, there’s a possibility to continue part-time while you finish your studies (or full-time if you’re graduating).

Apply / Hae paikkaa.