“We work to create real added value while solving your project challenges. We take pride in designing products which look great, are easy to use and enrich peoples lives. Ensuring fast clients satisfaction for a minimal budget, while having fun during the process.”
In Dutch SLIM means Bright | Clever | Smart and Intelligent.
We design intelligent IoT products and smart mechanics and do this with a lean integrated development process and minimal overhead. Our aim is to simplify the products we design to their bare essentials. This helps us to create meaningful projects that push the boundaries in design and technology.
We function as an external development department for our partners. We make sure we create real added value, by creating long lasting relationships with our clients. The multiple design and innovation awards we received over the years are seen as a great sign of our high level of work quality, but we take most pride in our clients appreciation.
“They are designers of high ability, strong in concept, detail and manufacturing design.”
“Out of the box creative designers!
Able to strip away all what is unneeded and keep the essential.
I highly recommend them for any product development projects.”
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“Working with SLIMDESIGN was a great experience. The final design is beautiful and sophisticated and their engineering expertise was a great benefit. The two intensive and fruitful workshops in Amsterdam helped to create a clear project vision.”
Senior Design Consultant
“Great team to work with: hands on, pro-active and flexible. The quality of their work is outstanding, always on time and within budget. We expect that they will help a lot of other start-ups (like us) to become a success.”
CEO and Founder
The SLIMDESIGN team members specialize in Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. For each project we put together a core team that stays involved with the project from start to finish. This empowers quick communication, no loss of information and facilitates the possibility to make late changes in a project.
Wouter started his design career in 1996 at Dyson (UK). Here he worked on the DC03 (a bag-less vacuum cleaner) and on a double drum washing machine. Back in the Netherlands Wouter lead, at Philishave, a team of engineers who developed a new shaver for the lowest price segment. In 2000 Wouter moved to one of the biggest Dutch design agencies. Here he was responsible for a wide range of projects: amongst others ASML, Heineken, Brabantia, Thetford, Hamax en FEI. In 2003 Wouter founded the design agency that evolved into SLIMDESIGN.
STIJN JAGERS OP AKKERHUIS
Stijn finished his masters degree Integrated Product Design (IPD) at the Delft University. He started as an intern at SLIMDESIGN, worked in San Francisco at Ammunition Group and collaborated with several start-ups before re-joining SLIMDESIGN again as Industrial Designer.
After graduating with honours in his autonomous mobility thesis for the University of A Coruña and Seat Automotive, Daniel joined the team ready to offer well-justified solutions through analysis, creativity, innovation and critical thinking. From brain-storming to high-end rendering, he is an all-terrain tool that makes the gears go fast and fluid. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know how to cook paella.
Allen studied Engineering Design & Innovation in Amsterdam. After his studies, he was involved in the development of a body worn surveillance camera. When this was completed, Zepcam asked Allen to take a leading role in the mechanical design and development of their complete product portfolio. In 2014 Allen joined SLIMDESIGN. His input in the projects with Panasonic, MSI, Philips and Angelcare have been very valuable because of his knowledge of complex embedded electronics products and his excellent mechanical engineering expertise.
Robert studied Industrial Design Engineering at Saxion University of Applied Sciences with internships at INDES and GM Design. Robert worked at Velda as Industrial Product Design & Quality Engineer before joining SLIMDESIGN.
Stijn Studied Industrial Product Design in Enschede. During his studies he gained knowledge doing internships in all spectrums of industrial product design. After his studies Stijn did several freelance assignments before starting to work for a start-up located in Delft developing a new kind of electric toothbrush. Combined with his technical knowledge, wide range of interests, curiosity and knowledge of design Stijn is a valuable member for the team.
Joris has a background in industrial design and is a business and innovation specialist in the field of the ‘Internet of Things’. He developed products for international clients such as Honeywell, Vodafone, Heineken and Kimberly-Clark. Recent years he was Business Developer IoT at an IT-company and Partner Manager IoT at KPN, the largest Dutch telco. At SLIMDESIGN he helps clients with their IoT strategy, concept development and finding their way in the IoT domain.
Electronic Engineering Team
App Development (IOS/Android)
Small Batch Production
CE, FCC and UL
EMC, Safety, IP
Sourcing / Purchasing Expert
Selecting Production Partners
ODM, OEM, EMS
Over the years we have worked with a lot of different high quantity production partners in Asia, America and Eastern Europe. We are happy to help and give advice on the pros and cons of the different partners. For start-ups we have partners that can work cost efficient and start with small production quantities.
Kickstarter / Indigogo
The Slimdesign Process
At SLIMDESIGN we work with our own design methodology. We have developed an integrated, lean, development process that allows design, mechanical and electrical engineering to be seamlessly interwoven. By working with a dedicated project team, we can be more efficient, flexible and faster than traditional methods.
The product specifications are determined based on product requirements, strategy and insights. These specification include functionality, technical and component requirements, cost price calculations and validation methods. This will give you and us detailed insight in the project road ahead. Ensuring we get the desired results the fastest way possible.
We create designs that complement the products function, are minimalistic, excel in the detailing and quality. During this phase a broad spectrum of possible design solutions will be generated through an iterative process of brainstorms and sketches. With our iterative design methodology, the best solutions will be translated in possible concepts and prototypes. In the course of the whole design process we make sure to work with realistic volumes of all the internal components, making the transition to the final design as smooth as possible.
We strive for simplicity in our design and engineering. We analyse and prioritise the product requirements in order to establish a development direction. We use our creativity, expertise and experience to generate different mechanical solutions. The most promising directions are prototyped and tested. We keep making different variations until we find the optimum between form, function, cost price, production and assembly.
In the final stage of the product development process we ensure the design is ready for mass production. With a broad network of possible suppliers we have the knowledge to match the design with the most suitable production partner. We manage the tooling and validate the part samples. Simultaneously we support the certification process. When production has started, the quality of the products is ensured by a combination of quality assurance management and quality control during and after production.
TUNED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
The entire process is always optimised for each individual project. Based on the project requirements and our in-house knowledge the process is tuned to suit your needs and wishes. Our proven working method has have been awarded numerous design awards and innovation prizes and we always make sure our resources are utilized as efficient as possible.
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STUDIO & CONTACT INFORMATION
Our studio is situated in the center of Amsterdam, 10 min walk from Central Station, on the waterfront and next to Pakhuis de Zwijger.
The area is known as a creative hot spot with a lot of:
- Designers and Artists
- Startups like Wetransfer
- Branding and Advertising
- Cultural Companies
- Galleries and Shops
- Cafe / Bar / Restaurants
We are on the waterfront next to Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Get off at the second stop (Kattenburgerstraat)
Parking is below our office at Apcoa Parking (De Loodsen).
Do you have a design related education, can you write well and are you active on social media? We are looking for a hands-on person that can improve our global online presence and manage the WP website. If you are interested, please send us an e-mail.
(also for freelance)
We are always interested in experienced, technical engineers and designers that can support our team. If you think you can add something valuable in Design, UX/UI, App, Coding, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Please send your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you when we have an opportunity to work together.
Gaining experience is key for students. We have two intern spots, every six months for technically orientated product designers. Please send your application to email@example.com. To help students, we created this page with valuable information about our selection process and what we look for in a student.