Senior Industrial Designer at VanBerlo Agency

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a skilled and talented Senior Industrial Designer to work on the conceptualisation and development of new products. We’re searching for someone who understands human behaviours, brands, trends and people and who can tell stories and put themselves into the consumer’s and client’s frame of mind. Can you understand the importance of materials, construction, mechanisms, shape, colour, surface, finish and manufacturing processes that are involved in new development processes? And can you balance emotional customer experiences with economic client benefits? Then we are looking for you!

What your typical day looks like
As a senior designer you will be the lead designer for one or more clients or brands. You will be involved in the various aspects of the design process, such as user research, workshops, concept development and concept detailing, as well as guarding the design intend in the further steps of the development process. You will be working in a multidisciplinary team alongside highly skilled specialists such as strategists, interaction designers and engineers, catering to a wide range of challenges.

You understand the clients’ needs and objectives in order to develop bespoke design strategies. Together with the project team, you turn these strategies into desired brand experiences with tangible and cutting-edge designs as output, strengthening the clients’ portfolios. You are responsible for your own projects, managing them on time and budget. You are keen on spotting business opportunities at the clients you work for, and keen on contributing to new business activities in general.

Who you are
Someone who dares to show us their vision, passion and work mentality. A conceptually strong individual who can work from a broad perspective, including brand and business sensibility.

You possess the following proficiencies:

  • Degree in a relevant Industrial Design education (IPD Delft or equivalent)
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in product design and concept development
  • Excellent digital visualisation skills in 2D and 3D
  • An outstanding portfolio that underpins your achievements and personal drive
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Native or business level ability in English is a must (Dutch or German is a plus)
  • Experience with customer journey thinking and building holistic customer experiences
  • Ability to and experience with translating client briefs in project proposals, managing these projects on time and budget
  • Experience with managing designers and/or engineers working on your projects
  • Experience within the field of FMCG is a must

What we offer you
An innovative work environment with a large variety of products and projects. Combined with an international creative and dynamic VanBerlo family. Who’s experience will not only help you to develop solutions for our clients, but also yourself. We offer you a desk, but we encourage you to work in different areas around the studio as and when it suits your projects.

Who we are
Working at VanBerlo means working alongside some of the best talent in the world. It means facing new challenges in and out of your comfort zone. The people and projects vary tremendously. At VanBerlo we are both thinkers and doers. Teamwork and collaboration is ingrained into our culture, helping us Create the Difference. VanBerlo is made up of extremely enthusiastic, multidisciplinary and socially minded specialists. With such diversity of expertise we can mould the ideas that bridge customer wishes and the need for innovation. It’s the VanBerlo mentality that makes working with us a truly unique experience.

The opportunity to further develop yourself at a unique agency merging innovation strategy with execution.
Challenging projects in the front end of innovation for a wide range of international clients
An inspiring work environment with 90+ enthusiastic colleagues



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