Wethepeople are hiring right now and they’re specifically looking for a Product Design Intern. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking to work in the BMX industry and learn a valuable craft. The position is in the Cologne office, Germany. But I suspect the job is open to anyone who wants to move there (which is worth considering, Cologne is an amazing place). Full details below and a link to the page where you can enquire.
Wethepeople may need to amend the ‘no tea making’ part within the job description though. Particularly for any British applicants. As the production and consumption of tea in the workplace is the most important part of any job, ever.
Position for Product Design Intern at We Make Things, Cologne, Germany
Our company is one of the leaders in the BMX industry with involvement extending over 15 years. The core of the business is still based around BMX bicycles, this includes complete bikes and high-end aftermarket components that are sold around the world.
We’re looking for a student who’s excited and motivated in bringing carefully considered and technically brilliant products to reality. Being a small company you will be getting stuck in from the word go, so no tea making here. We will be looking for you to get up to speed quickly with the workflow and then get stuck in with some projects, working alongside other designers to bring products into production. The projects are varied with us owning many brands that have organically grown from BMX, all requiring product design and management. These brands include fixed gear bikes and parts, footwear, clothing/accessories and impact protection all of which is designed here in Cologne.
Above all we’re looking for someone who possesses true creative thinking, and has a passion for technology and progressive design. You must have a critical eye for detail, and a natural feeling for what ‘looks good’. Although not crucial to the role, a keen interest in BMX/Cycling and the action sports sector is definitely a bonus. With so many brands and products the workflow is varied and fast, so you need to be able to flick between tasks easily. You will work in a close team of graphic and product designers so a friendly and open personality is a must.
- Quickly generate original design concepts.
- Communicate ideas through quick sketches.
- Develop ideas into 3D CAD designs.
- Assess and give feedback on technical drawings
- 3D CAD software, ideally Solidworks
- Adobe Creative Suite, inc. Photoshop & Illustrator
- Microsoft office
- Time management
- Team working + Clear communication
We will consider applicants who are part way through a university program, or who have already graduated. This is a paid internship for a full time role, with the possibility of a permanent position at the end. For more information on our company and brands please visit our website
We look forward to hearing from you.