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Inspiration is everywhere. And everywhere is where Giang Vu goes, photographing the people he meets. As an amateur photographer, he believes every image should tell a deeper story about those who inspired it. This artistic philosophy guides his work as a Director for Philips Design. By reimagining the neonatal intensive care unit, his team is creating the ultimate legacy: a world where a premature birth is just the beginning of a long, incredible story. - Giang Vu, Amateur Artist / Philips Healthcare Design Principal

Challenging opportunities in design at Philips


Do you want to be part of a dynamic design organization that is internationally recognized for its industry leadership in design and continuously awarded for its meaningful, holistic solutions? If you want prestige and creative freedom to make an impact in the world through design, Philips Design is the place for you.


“The reason I like working here is because our mission is to save and improve lives. I don’t do that if our innovation doesn’t move from breakthrough thinking, to breakthrough doing.” - Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips. Read more about Philips approach to innovation from one of our leaders, Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips.


Philips' Approach to Design
Philips approach to design innovation is built on the fundamental principle that to fulfil people’s most personal and challenging needs, we must first understand who they are and what desires they have. In partnership with Philips Research group, our methodology focuses on human aspects such as priorities, values, inspiration, likes and dislikes held by the end user. We also believe that the best innovations are designed for real people by real people. That’s both your challenge and your appeal as a member of the Philips design team; to take the passions and experiences which have shaped your life as a designer, and combine them with consumer insights in order to produce innovative solutions that truly matter.


Our Global Reach
Philips Design organization represents one of the largest design networks in the world with over 400 leading design experts worldwide, representing 35 different nationalities across 7 in-house design studio locations across Europe, Asia and North America. Working with a diverse client roster, including over 60 Fortune 500 Companies, Philips Design teams have a leading voice in the design communities around the world.



Our Design Portfolio
Our design portfolio covers an expansive range of areas including product innovation, brand communication, the exploration of next-generation ‘design prospects’ and the development of sustainable solutions for in-need communities. Some of our most recognized healthcare and personal health innovations include:




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Types of Jobs in Philips Design
We support a diverse mix of career levels and role types across the Philips Design organization. However, a culture of development, coaching and mentorship is consistent across all teams. In general, we look for those who are passionate about their craft, can demonstrate an elite level of problem solving skills, and have excellent creative skills in design ideation methodology and innovation. Below you’ll find a sample of roles we most frequently hire for.


  • Design Manager / Creative Director
  • Product Designer
  • Communication Designer (including Online)
  • Service & Digital Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Design Researcher


If you would like to submit your portfolio for a general review please send it pna.recruitment@philips.com and be sure to list ‘General Design Portfolio Review-YourName’ in the subject line.

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Frequently asked questions about careers at Philips

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about careers at Philips, so you may find the answer you are looking for.



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