Human Centered Innovation Designers

  • Barcelona, Spain

Human Centered Innovation Designers

Job description

About us

Nacar is an award-winning Strategic Design Agency based in Barcelona, with an agile and international team of over 70 creative professionals. Our roots lay in industrial design, but nowadays Nacar also includes a strategic design team, that collaborates with a fortune 100 client in innovation/new business development. This team contributes to the client’s transformation for the digital, networked, 21st century, by conceptualizing and prototyping new, human centered, products and services around technological capabilities. It consist of a lead, a PM and six designers from different disciplines, all located at the Nacar studio in Barcelona (Pobla Nou). 

Now, we are looking for Human Centered Innovation Designers, who are going to lead the growth of this activity in the second half of 2021.

What it will be like
After a short “landing” in which you participate in ongoing projects, you will lead futures thinking and design thinking projects, to explore, provoke, discover, and prototype new products/services. You engage directly with our clients to frame and steer projects, and you will have opportunities to present outcomes at all levels. With the team, you plan creative research, synthesis, solution design, prototyping and testing.

About you

We know that you love working with small teams, in short (typically 3 months) projects, on “the new”. Perhaps you already have experience as lead in a strategic design team, and now you want to be part of a full-blown design agency that not only creates strategy, but also delivers great design. We can also imagine that you have experience as industrial or user-interface designer, and that you recently finished a master’s degree with a large share of design research and innovation (for instance in service design). Whatever your story is, if the next chapter is leading innovation design, we would love to learn about it!

What we offer

At Nacar we believe in long-term relationships. Therefore, we offer a permanent work-agreement (contrato indefinido), a salary in function of your educational background and experience, and a yearly job performance appraisal.

You are going to be part of a dynamic 15+ nationalities community: we speak three languages daily, we do team-building activities, and we have our Nacar Academy training program.

And still, we understand that not everything happens at Nacar… Additional to bank holidays we offer 26 paid vacation days.


Please send your C.V. and a portfolio/overview of projects that you have researched and designed for. It is optional, but you do us a favor if you take 5 minutes to answer a few questions. A short cover letter is also optional. 


  • We think that you should have a master’s degree in design or in applied human science, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in design or another user centered business
  • You have performed at least two strategic design projects in or in very close cooperation with industry (your graduation project could be one of them)
  • It is essential that you can make sense out of a hundred sticky notes, sketches, videos, and other results of exploration. You have a strong ability to synthesize insights and present them in the form of engaging stories
  • You communicate fluently in English
  • Graphic design skills also help you to communicate he outcome of your activities (e.g., in the form of infographics)
  • Last but not least, you are at home in the word of the digital generation: social networks, influencers, …