Get to know the people who make us
These are the stories of people who make Hike One - a vibrant, youthful culture with creative problem solvers. Challenge seekers, who are proud to be nerds in the design field. Unique individuals with a strong sense of community.
We are designers, yet we see ourselves as so much more. We come from all walks of life. We are engineers, explorers, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, illustrators, musicians, thrill-seekers and above all else friends.
Find out more about the culture and vacancies at Hike One.
How would you describe the atmosphere within Hike One?
Very sociable and informal. For me, the office also feels a bit like a second home. You are surrounded by people you can have a good time with, have interesting discussions with and who all have similar interests. They look at the same things from a different angle. Visiting the office is always rewarding because of this.
What makes Hike One different from the rest?
At Hike One, we have about 70 employees, of which the majority identifies as a designer. That is quite unique in the Netherlands: having such a big team of digital designers. They gain experience in all these different environments, bring it back and share what they’ve learned with each other.
What do you think a real Hiker looks like?
I think it is important that they are curious. Our field is developing rapidly, there is a new tool or technology every few weeks. So the most important thing is that someone has the interest and skills to repeatedly dive into something new. Someone who enjoys experimenting through trial and error. I think it is also important that you should be a bit modest. That you are at least open to constructive criticism, feedback and know what you need to do in order to learn or grow.
How important is development within Hike?
We find it very important to share knowledge with each other. That is the advantage of an agency. That you grow quickly because you learn from each other. There is a lot of room for that. We see it as an important part of the organisation. In that respect, Hike One is a very good stepping stone to a successful career in digital design. In a typical year, you get to experience many different projects, learn a lot and grow very quickly. Having space for development and growth, that is certainly a very important topic at Hike One.