Internship: Industrial Product Design-feb-june2020

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Internship: Industrial Product Design

VANMOKUM is on the lookout for the best industrial design student to support its creative team. You’ll be working as an all-round intern for a period of 5 months, starting from February until the end of June 2020  (other periods can be discussed)

Here you’ll be part of our creative department and involved in everything that has to do with product design. Your opinion and input is much appreciated and an experience like this will serve as an excellent foundation for your future as a product designer.

This internship concerns a regular internship, not a graduation internship.


Job description

So, what exactly will you do?

You will have the opportunity to work on projects of famous designers like Piet Hein Eek and Richard Hutten and therefore contribute a little bit to the design history. 

The focus is on product design, product development, and brand building. Your job is to get products ready from sketch to production, which means that at the end of your internship you've learned 'the practical side' of things. You will be managing your own projects and communicate with (new and existing) suppliers - so don't be afraid to pick up that phone! 

Now and then, you might get invited to join us on a trip abroad to build up a stand at a fair (such as Light+Building or Maison&Objet!) to see how are products are actually presented to the market. A great reward for every designer to see their products being enjoyed by design lovers.

Sounds like a real job doesn't it? Don’t worry, there is room to make mistakes. At the end of the day this is the only way to learn! During this period, we are right beside you for good guidance (oh, and let’s not forget a nice financial compensation..).

Period: beginning of february 2020 untill the end of June 2020. (other periods can be discussed)

Okay, and who are you?

We’re looking for someone that is dedicated to their projects, is a fast learner and likes to take initiative. Do you describe yourself as ambitious, motivated, adaptable and independent but also a great team-player? Yep, then we’re looking for you. A passion for design and technology speaks for itself, but you also need a high tolerance of stress and your sense of detail and overview must be in balance (just as your creativity and engineering skills). Therefore, you like to work in details and are very precise -or- willing to push yourself to become a real perfectionist.

What would we need from you?

  • You study Industrial Product Design (or similar)
  • You'll be working with Solidworks, so you should get yourself acquainted with it (even better - you're already efficient in it). 
  • You know how to work with Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Webdesign, Wordpress and photography would be a much appreciated bonus
  • Your English should be good both in verbal and written communication. Any other language you speak is, again, a nice extra! 
  • Your CV (you can upload it under "Resume") and Portfolio (you can upload this under "Assignments").

Enough about you, let’s talk about us!

If we haven’t convinced you by now this internship is perfect for you, get ready for what we have to offer!

From our studio in Amsterdam we design, develop and admire beautiful and unique products. Our own brands are LEFF amsterdam, Droog, Frama, Karven, Graypants and our latest asset: Soundskins. Every brand represents a different style and has their own story – one that you’ll be representing. Besides producing our own labels, we’re also distributor for several other design brands. This means our team covers inside and outside sales, PR and the full distribution. We sell to high-end design and interior stores, museum stores, department stores and several project customers like hotels, clubs and restaurants.

To conclude: You’ll be working for not one, but several amazing brands! We collaborate with renowned designers from all over the world to create unique products. For every project we have the ambition to create a design classic.

Okay, last but not least... the practical stuff:

  • You’ll be getting a contract for 40 hours a week for 5 months.  
  • A good financial compensation
  • A - very - nice discount on your new interior and watch collection. 
  • You'll get the opportunity to travel abroad
  • Table football


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