WE ARE WAACS
We help brands and companies to develop new products based on consumer insights. The people that use our products are our inspiration.

WHAT WE DO
We develop and design consumer products including user interfaces and structural packaging. We design medical braces and connected health devices. We design beer bottles and coffee makers. We develop products in plastic, metal, fabric, pixels or any other material or medium that suits best.

WORKING AT WAACS
Founded in 1992, WAACS has an established track record to build on, yet the average age is under 35. We combine the experience of a great history with the ambition of our young talent to contribute to innovations time and time again. We operate from a penthouse studio in heart of Rotterdam and develop products for brands from all over the world: from Reykjavik to Cape Town, from Redmond to Shanghai.

WAACS IS HIRING

JUNIOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Your role:
Are you an industrial designer that enjoys seeing a product design through from start to finish? Is your passion to do research, design, mock-up and CAD model those same products? Are you willing to work towards our goal of nothing less than perfection? We are looking for an energetic, curious and charismatic personality that infects others with passion for design and that has a sense of humor. At the same time we expect you to have a no-nonsense and hands-on mentality and have the maturity to adapt and work individually as well as with others in a team setting.

Your responsibilities:

  • assist our team in creating and realizing new product designs
  • translate sketch designs to concept designs in 3D CAD
  • visualize designs in computer rendered images
  • do design research and make simple sense of complex issues

Your competencies (must-haves):

  • bachelor or master degree in industrial design
  • excellent skills in 3D CAD software (SolidWorks, Fusion 360)
  • excellent computer (surface) modeling and rendering skills
  • good sketching and digital visualization skills (Adobe CC)
  • good communication skills in English and Dutch

Additional competencies (nice-to-haves):

  • knowledge and interest in manufacturing techniques in general and injection molding in particular
  • knowledge and interest in soft goods/textile products

Applicants are encouraged to provide a personal motivation, CV and portfolio (PDF file not exceeding 10Mb or link to personal website). Send your application to Eefje Verstraelen, career@waacs.nl before 26 Juli 2021. The first interviews will be scheduled for week 28 and 29.

Please do not contact us for sales purposes.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our internships take 3-6 months and are open to industrial design students that are close to finishing their studies. Candidates should have good interpersonal skills and at least one of the following qualities: design talent, energy or charm. Are you skilled in visualizing concepts and do you know your way around in computer aided design tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot and Adobe CC. Is it you, who is going to support our design team in all kinds of project related tasks such as sketching, CAD work, building models and participating in brainstorm sessions?

Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a personal motivation and sample portfolio (PDF file or link to personal website). You may send your application to career@waacs.nl. Please do not send printed portfolios.

Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions, we can only accept internship applications from students from within the EU.