Emakina Group's growing digital agency Design is Dead moves to Brussels

Emakina Group's growing digital agency Design is Dead moves to Brussels

Three senior experts join management team

Design is Dead is living its second youth and moving to new digs. The agency with a past in creative marketing and campaigns further developed its experience of over 15 years in successful digital marketing tool integration. Its agile tech focus makes that its services are in high demand for business-critical IT projects, and its team grew from 25 to 45 talents in the last 12 months, also welcoming 3 senior experts to its management team.


Jeroen Huys, MD of Design is Dead:
Our company culture is the secret to our success. People simply like to work at and with Design is Dead. We are technology driven, but the human factor is always our signature strength. We unite our experts into one dynamic alliance, where they can grow as individuals, experts, and agile team players. In our new office, we will further develop that DNA.

Design is Dead is respected as a solid e-expert for multichannel developments, based on the effective collaboration between business departments and their multidisciplinary DevOps teams. The move to the new Brussels office is a logical answer to its recent growth and requests for international collaboration. It also improves its partnerships with other entities of Emakina Group, that is headquartered at the same location and unites over 900 experts in 12 countries.

The team of 45 people continues to mine technologies like Adobe Experience Cloud and full-stack Java applications, for long-standing clients like Telenet, and new projects in automotive, banking and business consulting. The digital agency doubled its consultant base in one year and reinforced its management with 3 remarkable new people:

  • Senior digital transformation expert Yoeri Conickx joined as Client Service Director. His track record includes top projects at AG Insurance, Argenta, BMW, ETAP Lighting, Opel, Reynaers Aluminium and Viessmann.
  • Kris Barnhoorn is the company’s new Innovation and Technology Director, adding expertise on fields like data management, machine learning and blockchain. He worked for Emakina Group sister company Emakina.BE and piloted own international projects as an entrepreneur and computer scientist. He is also a creative DJ and music producer.
  • Seasoned Talent Manager Hanne De Wit is a third new pillar. She learned the ropes in HR at the Belgian Court of Auditors, the Red Cross, bpost, and DKV. Her last position was HR Director Vaillant Group.

For the new managers, Design is Dead clearly was the right path to continue their career.
They share the vision of MD Jeroen Huys and Financial Director Maarten Bosmans, that teamwork means empowerment, and also fun, agile working, customer-centricity, taking ownership, 360-degree coaching and growing together.

About Emakina Group SA

Emakina Group, an EPAM Systems, Inc. company (NYSE: EPAM), is one of the leading digital groups of independent digital agencies, with 26 offices in 18 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

Learn more at www.emakina.group and follow us on Twitter @EmakinaGroup.

About EPAM Systems

Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its advanced software engineering heritage to become the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting and design capabilities; and unique ‘Engineering DNA,’ EPAM’s globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people’s lives.

Selected by Newsweek as a 2021 Most Loved Workplace, EPAM’s global multi-disciplinary teams serve customers in more than 40 countries across five continents. As a recognized leader, EPAM is listed among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for the last three consecutive years. EPAM is also listed among Ad Age’s top 25 World’s Largest Agency Companies and in 2020, Consulting Magazine named EPAM Continuum a top 20 Fastest-Growing Firm.

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