Product
Invention Lab

Handmade is a product invention lab

We help forward-looking technology companies design and prototype their next big things.

Transforming tech into treasure

We craft promising technology into both magical and useful products, fundamentally grounded in a blend of digital and physical.

Accelerating your product development

Our intentionally small teams rapidly generate tangible proof of concepts that speed up time-to-market.

Currently working on

AlbertHeijn

Albert Heijn
Connected retail formats and digital services

Dell

Dell
Next generation computing devices

Intel

Intel
Wearable senses and new devices

Transforming tech into treasure

We sculpt promising technology into both magical and useful products, fundamentally grounded in a blend of digital and physical.

Accelerating your product development

Our intentionally small teams rapidly generate tangible proof of concepts that speed up time-to-market.

Working at Handmade

We are a company where things are not set in stone. Sure, we are all highly skilled creatives that like to sink our teeth in complex design problems thrown at us, but we also encourage people to shape their careers and personalities in a way they see fit for themselves. This means you’ll be able to enjoy a level of freedom while being challenged to the max by your fellow problem solvers. Take a look at our open positions below.

  • Hybrid digital designer
  • Director / Lead product designer
  • Principal prototyper / Concept engineer

Hybrid digital designer

Our design team for Albert Heijn explores what’s next in grocery retail. As a hybrid digital designer you will be part of a highly ambitious group of problem solvers, prototypers, and design craftsmen. You’ll be working on the latest Albert Heijn mobile apps, digital services, and future connected formats for both retail stores and smart kitchen.

With your holistic design thinking, strong problem solving skills, and flawless execution skills, you are responsible for defining the UX model, interactions, behaviours, and visuals needed to establish a unique and delightful user experience.

Albert Heijn improves their service eco system every two weeks, so continuously collaborating with other disciplines (both creative and business - both on site at Albert Heijn and in our Handmade lab) is key for this role.

Required for this role

  • Proven track record in designing omni channel digital services, interactions and visuals
  • Exceptionally good at generating original ideas and solving complex design problems
  • 5+ years experience at a leading design firm
  • Loves collaborating with others
  • Thinker and do’er
  • Learns fast and is intrinsically motivated to keep on learning
  • Obsessively meticulous
  • Eloquent and charismatic communication skills (Dutch and English required)
  • Solid understanding of the Albert Heijn brand

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Director / Lead product designer

Our product invention team takes on complex challenges, the big asks, and the ‘never been done befores’. That’s why we invest in people that are intrinsically motivated to do the best work of their life, people that push themselves out of their comfort zone and continuously hold themselves to the highest of quality standards.

As a Director / Lead product designer at Handmade you will be part of a highly ambitious group of problem solvers and design craftsmen working on a variety of smart products and services for the connected world — ranging from software, digital services, wearables, computing devices, and interactive surfaces and spaces.

With your sense of meaningful interactions and stylistic breadth, you are responsible for creating both original product concepts and unique experience personalities.

Required for this role

  • Proven track record in designing both digital and physical interactions
  • Exceptionally good at generating original product ideas
  • 10+ years experience at a leading international innovation firm or original equipment manufacturer
  • Highly motivated to improve the world
  • Thinker and do’er
  • Leads by example and inspires others to do their best work
  • Learns fast and is intrinsically motivated to keep on learning
  • Obsessively meticulous
  • Eloquent and charismatic communication skills (English required)

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Principal prototyper / Concept engineer

Our product invention team takes on complex challenges, the big asks, and the ‘never been done befores’. That’s why we invest in people that are intrinsically motivated to do the best work of their life, people that push themselves out of their comfort zone and continuously hold themselves to the highest of quality standards.

As a Principal prototyper / concept engineer you will be part of a highly ambitious group of problem solvers and design craftsmen working on a variety of smart products and services for the connected world — ranging from software, digital services, wearables, computing devices, and interactive surfaces and spaces.

With your maker, tinkering, and creative coding skills, you are responsible for bringing product concepts to life fast (during the entire design process) and for informing the team about the opportunities and constraints of technology.

Required for this role

  • Proven track record in concept engineering with electronics, using prototyping platforms like Arduino or Raspberry Pi and offering solid skills in the areas of sensing, wireless networking and display technologies
  • Exceptionally good at sketching with code, creative coding and building software prototypes in languages like Processing, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, C++, C#, HTML5/JavaScript or NodeJS
  • 7+ years experience at a leading international innovation firm or original equipment manufacturer
  • Highly motivated to improve the world
  • Thinker and do’er
  • Loves collaborating with others
  • Learns fast and is intrinsically motivated to keep on learning
  • Obsessively meticulous
  • Eloquent and charismatic communication skills (English required)

Is this you? Get in touch