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.

Recent news

Amsterdam Product Invention Lab Handmade adds Managing Partner, extends global reach

Product invention lab Handmade has recently announced that Nathan Weyer has joined the leadership team as Managing Partner. Together with the two founders, Jeroen van Eijk and Matthijs Braamhaar, Weyer will help expand the firm’s global reach and achieve its ambition to be the essential product invention partner for connected brands.

Weyer brings to Handmade over 20 years of industry and client experience, including 9 years running the European region and Business Development at frog, and most recently as Managing Director of Europe for the digital agency Huge based between London and Amsterdam. He began his career in product management and marketing for 9 years at Dell in Austin, contributing to their early years of growth and innovation.

“The choice to join Handmade was simple,” says Weyer. “Clients are being consumed by massively inefficient digital transformation projects with no end in sight. What many CEOs struggle with most is bringing a compelling product or service to the market and ensuring customers love it. That is our sole focus as an Invention Lab and takes me back to my career roots.”

“We are very focused in our mission to accelerate product invention for brands that need to compete in the connected world,” according to Jeroen van Eijk, Handmade co-founder. “For our clients and our teams, the product is the hero. While many consultancies are racing to build broad-based capabilities to tackle digital transformation, we believe that by harnessing the expertise of the world’s best designers and makers we become the competitive advantage for our clients.”

About Handmade

Handmade was founded in Amsterdam 5 years ago by Jeroen van Eijk and Matthijs Braamhaar with the simple mission to do (almost) everything differently they had seen or done in their design careers up to that point.

Handmade is now a team of more than 20 experts working inside the 17th century Amsterdam canal ring, helping forward-looking companies conceptualize, design, prototype, and launch their next big things. Handmade works with speed and focus alongside clients’ teams to craft promising technologies into both magical and useful products.

Through a series of invention partnerships, Handmade has helped Fortune 500 leaders in computing devices, retail, and software to accelerate their development process for connected product experiences.

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.

Open positions

Unfortunately, there are no open positions at Handmade at the moment. Still have the feeling you can contribute something exceptional? Convince us!