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We are a truly global user experience design
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development company.

This is what we do

At MING Labs, we work with our clients and partners to create and improve all of their touch pointsresulting in user experiences that engage, inspire, and delight.

  • User Experience Design

    A great user experience is one of the best competitive advantages that a company can have. We craft digital products across all screens and platforms, aiming to create magic for our users. That's what we design and code for. And we're only happy once the user's eyes are shining.

  • Business & Service Model Design

    Our passion for digital products is end-to-end — and that includes the creation of smart business and service models around them. We think holistically. It's not just about pretty pixels, but the concept, the service, and all surrounding touchpoints. You come to us with an idea, we in turn improve it, and develop it into a real product. Not just an app.

  • Data Visualization

    Our team of data visualization experts loves nothing more than to dive deep into sets of big data and discover underlying patterns. How to find the best ways to visualize stories that data tell, so that they are no longer complex but easy to understand? Don't worry. Our experts are already on their mission to create intuitive insights for the user.

  • Product Concept Creation

    Over the past years, we launched a whole array of products and learned what works — and what doesn't. Though the word 'experience' might sound a bit dusty, we have gathered so much that it would be foolish not to share it with our clients and partners. Besides, creating product concepts with a compelling value proposition is just something we love to do.

Offices
People
Projects

Working with us is simple. Whatever your business needs: we've got you covered. These are the four most common ways to collaborate with us, and they can be combined however needed.

  • Magic Sprint

    Having a vision is great. But how do you convince an investor of your venture idea? Or an internal stakeholder of your digital initiative? By showing them what this might look like, in a very concrete and straightforward way. We call this a Magic Sprint. You and our best people will do a focused conceptual and design sprint together. This includes user-needs driven ideation and refinement of concepts, creation of high-level wireframe click dummies, and a beautiful art direction: all you need to deliver magic and unlock that big budget.

  • Co-Venturing

    Today, companies are made up of ideas. You as a founder have to spend big money on much of the digital expertise out there. Don't do that. You do not want to run just a project, but rather a venture with long-term impact. Together with a team that shares your vision and passion for what you want to create. We are the right partner for you. Instead of just taking a project fee in exchange for services, we drastically reduce your initial investment by converting a part into equity. We share the risk, align our incentives, and become your co-founder and long-term partner—with all our expertise.

  • Retainer

    The retainer will be your tool of choice for recurring and unpredictable needs around our core competencies. We will have a solid yet flexible partnership allowing you to secure our expertise long-term to cover all of your requests that may arise. Need a designer this week and a developer next week? No worries! This way, you can either strengthen your internal digital team or outsource it completely, working with us as your digital partner.

  • Projects

    "I need a new website!", "I need an internal communication app!"... Great if you already have a good idea of your needs around a specific digital artifact. Because this is the classic setup for a project engagement. We can sit down together right away and ask you lots of questions to understand your goals and needs. Then we'll know who of our people will be the best fit for your project. With this team, we will guide you through the process step by step: from refining the concept, designing a great user experience, to implementing the digital solution you were looking for. Happy users included.

Our client portfolio spans from co-venturing setups to enterprise projects. Here are some of the great companies weve been fortunate to work with.

Want to talk about what we can do for you?

Have a cool idea you want to put into action?

Amazing! Just drop us an email with some details, and we’ll be in touch with you soon. hello@minglabs.com

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    Getting started

    Let's work together

    Have an idea you’d like to realize with us? A bold vision you need a partner for? Amazing. Then we should talk. Use this inquiry guide to get in touch, or drop us an email at hello@minglabs.com.

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    Matthias Roebel, CEO

Join the team

You share our passion for great design? You dream about future technologies? Awesome! Sounds like we should get to know each other. As a first step, you can check out what we think makes a great working environment.

  • Be on top of things

    We support you in attending conferences and workshops, or in buying books or the latest geeky stuff you need to improve your craft.

  • Travel the world

    We encourage our team to work from a different office — Shanghai, Singapore, Berlin — for some time. Our diverse culture and background are a huge gift and we support you in traveling and meeting our people from around the world.

  • Try and succail

    Whether you succeed or fail at trying something new, we will value you either way. We know how important it is to give something a try. And if there's anything we can do to help you realize a nutty technological experiment or an insane app idea, we will.

  • Be free and responsible

    Our pace is fast, we expect innovation, and we play just as hard as we work. But we also provide you with the freedom to achieve your best personal results. Acting responsibly and making sound decisions — in other words, being your own manager — is what we rely on.

Where would you like to work?

  • Senior UX/UI Designer

    We are looking for a brilliant Senior UX/UI Designer to join our Munich team. You'll be responsible for researching, ideating, directing and developing functional designs for products and services — ranging from web to software apps to physical artefacts that will delight users and make their lives better. You have at least four years of experience in UX/UI design, a basic understanding of web development and the agility to adapt your skill set across a wide range of industries. You are passionate about meaningful and desirable solutions and have a strong understanding of business requirements, user needs, visual design aspects and technical feasibility. Curious and adaptable, you will dive deep into our clients' work to understand and creatively meet their design needs. You appreciate the importance of strong UX/UI to the whole digital user experience, and are committed to building enduring end-to-end products for our clients. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, an ability to tackle problems regardless of complexity, an imaginative mind and a dare-to-fail attitude; but more importantly, your ability to connect with and inspire the people we work with and for. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Web Developer

    As our new Web Developer, you will translate wireframes, user stories, and design templates into websites and web applications that are simple, beautiful, and different. Please bring with you skills in HTML5, JavaScript (not just jQuery) and CSS3, and an eye for taming the beast known as IE8. It would also be great if you had knowledge of a few back-end systems (NodeJS and/or Python/Django) and experience with responsive web development and mobile-first approaches. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Dataviz Designer

    As our new Dataviz Designer, you will work in exciting user interface design projects with a focus on information design and data visualization. Being our ideal candidate, you have strong conceptual and design skills to create user interfaces for complex, data-driven applications. You feel at home in state-of-the-art design and prototyping tools such as Sketch and InVision, but you could also sketch out an idea on a paper napkin and communicate it to clients and colleagues alike. You have at least basic knowledge of common web development techniques, so you can talk to development teams and even build simple prototypes in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript yourself. Any experiences with popular data visualization frameworks such as D3 are a big plus. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Senior UX/UI Designer

    We are looking for a brilliant Senior UX/UI Designer to join our Shanghai team. You'll be responsible for researching, ideating, directing and developing functional designs for products and services — ranging from web to software apps to physical artefacts that will delight users and make their lives better. You have at least four years of experience in UX/UI design, a basic understanding of web development and the agility to adapt your skill set across a wide range of industries. You are passionate about meaningful and desirable solutions and have a strong understanding of business requirements, user needs, visual design aspects and technical feasibility. Curious and adaptable, you will dive deep into our clients' work to understand and creatively meet their design needs. You appreciate the importance of strong UX/UI to the whole digital user experience, and are committed to building enduring end-to-end products for our clients. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, an ability to tackle problems regardless of complexity, an imaginative mind and a dare-to-fail attitude; but more importantly, your ability to connect with and inspire the people we work with and for. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Senior UX/UI Designer

    As our new Senior UX/UI Designer, you will be sketching and designing top-notch user interfaces and working in close collaboration with developers to turn them into digital prototypes and simple, beautiful web and mobile experiences. Please bring with you at least four years of professional experience in UX/UI design, very good skills in both interaction and visual design, and good knowledge of web and mobile development. We appreciate a diplomatic and pragmatic design approach and your ability to quickly structure functional problems of various degrees of complexity. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Lead UX Designer

    As our new UX Lead, you will own UX design as a practice across our international Shanghai studio. You will have responsibility for overseeing UX design across all projects and business development. You will lead the daily activities of multiple teams and/or play a hands-on role in key projects. You will work with creative leads in defining design direction, client engagement and team performance and growth. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, the ability to quickly solve issues, to be imaginative and to dare to fail; but more importantly to elicit an emotional response in people one works with and for. You should have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with English fluency a must and Chinese language skills highly desirable. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Senior UX/UI Designer

    We are looking for a brilliant Senior UX/UI Designer to join our Singapore team. You’ll lead the designing and prototyping of top-notch user interfaces in tandem with our talented developers to produce impressive prototypes, web and mobile experiences that will delight users and make their lives better. You have at least four years of experience in UX/UI design, a basic understanding of web development and the agility to adapt your skill set across a wide range of industries. Since many of MING’s projects involve IoT in smart living, mobility, healthcare and data visualization, you are not intimidated by the prospect of designing for consumer-facing products, industrial and b2b interfaces in the same day. A portfolio that showcases experience across diverse projects is a huge plus. Curious and adaptable, you will dive deep into our clients’ work to understand and creatively meet their design needs. You appreciate the importance of strong UX/UI to the whole digital user experience, and are committed to building enduring end-to-end products for our clients. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, an ability to tackle problems regardless of complexity, an imaginative mind and a dare-to-fail attitude; but more importantly, your ability to connect with and inspire the people we work with and for. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Quality Assurance Engineer

    As our new QA Engineer, you will join our amazing Shanghai team to ensure that the quality and integrity of our digital experiences meet the highest standards and exceed the expectations of our clients. You will plan, execute and document various tests and collaborate closely with our Design, Development and project Management teams to ensure any issues are resolved. We are looking for candidates with a passion for digital products, an obsession for quality and diligence as well as strong communication skills. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Senior Android Developer

    As our new Senior Android Developer, you will join our amazing Shanghai office and collaborate closely with our Design, Development and Project Management teams to translate wireframes, user stories, and design templates into Android applications that are simple, beautiful, and different. Please bring with you strong skills in Java with knowledge of object-oriented development as well as a good understanding of Android SDK, including UI patterns. As a strong problem solver, you are curious to continuously learn new skills and have at least developed one app that we can find in the app store. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Business Development Consultant

    As our new Business Development Consultant, you will help to develop our business in China. You will have a track record in developing business and relationships through a China-savvy networking approach. Please bring at least 5 years of relevant experience. You should work across the design and development community to help grow MING Labs’ business. You should have a business background combined with a passion for design and deep client empathy. Native Chinese speaker, English fluency a must. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Frontend Developer

    As our new Frontend Developer, you will translate wireframes, user stories, and design templates into websites and SPAs that are simple, beautiful, and different. Please bring with you strong skills in JavaScript with knowledge of object-oriented development. We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of CSS/SASS, including UI patterns and component libraries. As a strong problem solver, you are curious to continuously learn new skills and have at least developed several publicly available websites and SPAs. Knowledge of Unit testing and integration tests are recommended. Ability to create mock backends is a plus. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Senior Finance Manager

    As our new Senior Finance Manager, you will be part of our Munich team and take full responsibility for the commercial department of our Germany-based companies including accounting, invoicing and treasury/financing, with direct reporting to the group’s CEO and COO. Besides a degree in the fields of business administration or economics (optionally with specialization in finance), please bring with you 5+ years of experience in finance with at least two years in a managerial position as well as knowledge in accounting in line with the HGB (German Commercial Code). Fluent German and good English skills are required as well as a hands-on mentality and a good eye for detail. Moreover, we appreciate experience in the agency sector and knowledge of business models and their assessment as well as experiences in financial negotiations with banking institutions. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Accounting Assistant (part-time)

    As our new Accounting Assistant (part-time), you will be part of our Munich team and support us in our day-to-day routine. Therefore, we’re looking for a highly motivated all-rounder with good organisational skills to assist in accounting, invoicing and administrative tasks. Besides a completed commercial education or a degree in economics, please bring with you excellent German skills (native German speakers preferred) and good English skills, very good knowledge of Excel as well as experience in accounting and accounting tools. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Working Student Accounting and Administration (15-20h)

    As our new Working Student Accounting and Administration (15-20h), you will be part of our Munich team and support us in our day-to-day routine. Therefore, we’re looking for a highly motivated all-rounder with good organisational skills to assist with our accounting, invoicing and administrative tasks. You should be a student in the fields of business administration or economics (accounting courses completed), and bring with you excellent German skills (native German speakers preferred) and good English skills, very good knowledge of Excel and ideally initial experience in accounting or invoicing. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Project Manager

    As our new Project Manager, you will be managing across consulting, design and development of kick-ass digital products — building the businesses of the future. You will be the key link between our clients and our design and development teams, working to ensure that everything runs smoothly while giving your creative and commercial input from day one. You will take responsibility for the management of projects and client relationships: creating estimations and proposals, monitoring the tasks and budgets, handling stakeholder communication and representing MING in a credible and accountable manner. You will also be involved in numerous internal projects, ranging from business development to marketing and internal process improvements. Please bring with you at least two years of professional experience in project management and good knowledge of digital user experience. We appreciate your ability to establish a collaborative and trusting relationship with our clients and partners as well as your talent to manage projects of various degrees of complexity. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Design Intern

    As our UX Design Intern, you will join a young and dynamic company and be an integral part of our vibrant and international team, you will gain exposure to international clients and interesting projects in a collaborative and friendly environment at our Berlin office. Please bring a good understanding and experience in UX processes. Strong attention to detail and quality and the ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team are also required. We love to work with people who are in a good mood and enjoy what they are doing. Besides all that, it would be great if you were willing to spend at least four months of your time to work with us. Very basic coding/web development skills (HTML/CSS) will make us fall in love. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Business Design Director

    As our Business Design Director, you will be leading the creation, definition, establishment and staffing of our Business Design function. Your role will include competitive research, market needs discovery, service offering definition, hiring strategy, leading engagement and further key activities. As a cross-functional expert on the fringes of Business Development, Strategy Consulting and Technology, you will work with our clients on top management level, helping them to map their organization, develop a vision, identify the gaps and deploy our teams to move the organization forward. Please bring with you solid experience in Business Design as well as leadership experience in international client service organization, expert knowledge in the fields of Design Thinking and/or Strategy Consulting, knowledge of agile methodologies for business (e.g. Lean Startup), and experience in Digital Transformation engagements. Excellent English skills are required, and business fluency in Mandarin or German would be an advantage. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Business Design Director

    Please refer to the job description for Berlin — we are flexible when it comes to location. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Creative Director

    As our Creative Director you are joining our international team to take charge of all design efforts across the studio. You encourage excellence of work, leading, managing and supporting the creative team. You actively collaborate with other teams (Business Design, Development, Project Management, Business Development, HR, etc.) to guide clients and the studio to success. You are siding Creative Directors from other studios and the Chief Creative Officer to define practices at a global level, applying it within the studio and advocating for them within industries. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, the ability to quickly solve issues, to be imaginative and to dare to fail; but more importantly to elicit an emotional response in people one works with and for. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Creative Director

    As our Creative Director you are joining our international team to take charge of all design efforts across the studio. You encourage excellence of work, leading, managing and supporting the creative team. You actively collaborate with other teams (Business Design, Development, Project Management, Business Development, HR, etc.) to guide clients and the studio to success. You are siding Creative Directors from other studios and the Chief Creative Officer to define practices at a global level, applying it within the studio and advocating for them within industries. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, the ability to quickly solve issues, to be imaginative and to dare to fail; but more importantly to elicit an emotional response in people one works with and for. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here
  • Lead UX Designer

    As our new UX Lead, you will own UX design as a practice across our international Singapore studio. You will have responsibility for overseeing UX design across all projects and business development. You will lead the daily activities of multiple teams and/or play a hands-on role in key projects. You will work with creative leads in defining design direction, client engagement and team performance and growth. We appreciate a pragmatic design approach, the ability to quickly solve issues, to be imaginative and to dare to fail; but more importantly to elicit an emotional response in people one works with and for. You should have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with English fluency a must. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Apply here

Meet the team

DRAG
  • Development

    Thinkey Xin

    • Best of my city

      Shanghai real estates are so expensive, you don't need to worry about how to spend your spare money

    • Favorite TV show

      Growing Pains

    • Hobby

      Hiking

  • Project Management

    Rosie Biemans

    • Where I grew up

      There's a huge international event where people just walk 40, 50 or 60 km around the city

    • Favorite dish

      As long as it's spicy

  • Development

    Michael Seibt

    • Hobby

      Speedcubing

    • Favorite TV show

      Archer

  • Management

    Sebastian Mueller

    • Favorite quote

      The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed

    • Favorite TV show

      Silicon Valley

  • People & Organization

    Claire Yan

    • Fun fact

      I'm a 4-year capoierista

    • Favorite dish

      Any spicy food

    • Favorite TV show

      Grey's Anatomy

  • Development

    Kenneth Dai

    • Favorite TV show

      Marvel & DC TV shows

  • Design

    Frank Jiang

    • Fun fact

      I was invited to a popular children's TV show when I was 10 years old

    • Favorite dish

      Hot pot & BBQ

    • Short fact

      I am an ODC in cleaning

  • Development

    Maik Joosten

    • Where I grew up

      It's so small that for the last year of primary school, my class only had 10 people in it

    • Best of my city

      The many Berlin parks

    • Hobby

      Play the guitar and games

  • Management

    Stefan Hoermann

    • Fun fact

      I used to put only enough fuel in my car to get to and from school, to avoid tied capital of course

    • Favorite dish

      Big bowl of oatmeal and fruits

  • Project Management

    Michelle Yang

    • Fun fact

      My pinkie is curved

    • Favorite dish

      Steamed egg soup

    • Favorite TV show

      Talk shows

  • Development

    Tristan Guo

    • Fun fact

      I like traveling alone, following my mind & go wherever I want, doing whatever I like. It's calming.

    • Favorite TV show

      Game of Thrones

  • Communications

    Kristina Wuerz

    • Fun fact

      When I was 14, I wanted to move to Florida and get married to Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys

    • Favorite dish

      Schnitzel with fried potatoes

    • Hobby

      Concerts — indie pop/rock

  • Design

    Christian Behrens

    • Fun fact

      I grew up on a dairy farm and learned how to drive when I was 12

    • Favorite TV show

      Mr. Robot

  • Consulting

    Kirsten Boeker

    • Where I grew up

      It's said to have the biggest village church in Europe

    • What's best about my city

      Spätzle and Stäffele

    • Favorite TV show

      Sherlock

  • Project Management

    Inga Zangers

    • Where I grew up

      Mars candy bars are produced in my home town

    • Favorite dish

      Galettes (savory crêpes)

  • Development

    Stefan Georg

    • Fun fact

      I was the number 2 in squash in Vietnam for 6 years running, with different number ones

    • Favorite dish

      German cuisine (Kebab)

    • Favourite TV show

      The Wire

  • Design

    Yujia Ma

    • Where I grew up

      My city's name means 'the precious sun' because there never were three sunny days in a row

    • Hobby

      Building Lego, drawing, cooking

  • New Business

    Vivian Sun

    • Best of my city

      The rapid changes and the diversity

    • Favorite dish

      Dishes fried with tomato

    • Hobby

      Drinking, yoga, travels