SLIMDESIGN was founded in 2003 by Wouter Konings. 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 product we design to its bare essentials, create meaningful projects and we strive to push the boundaries in design and technology.
The former steamboat passenger terminal is transformed
into a creative hot spot with over 60 creative companies:
– Designers and Artists
– Architects and Photographers
– Branding and Advertising
– Cultural Companies
– Galleries and Shops
– Cafe / Bar / Restaurant
The SLIMDESIGN design team specializes in Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Complex projects (like IoT) need experts from a large variety of disciplines. For each project we built a core team that remains with the project from start to finish and use a integrated process where all aspects (Design, ME and EE) are developed simultaneously. In this way there is fluid communication, no loss of information and late changes are easier to handle. For the other disciplines we have selected partners that have similar flexibility and drive for perfection. This way we are flexible and can make sure we work with the best experts in their field.
For complex projects we have selected partners that have similar flexibility and drive for perfection. We assemble a core team that develop all aspects (design, ME and EE) simultaneously and remain with the project from start to finish. In this way there is fluid communication, no loss of information and late changes are easier to handle.
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 for the pro’s 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
We are very happy to receive a lot of applications. It might be that our previous work is appealing and that we use an integrated development process or just because Amsterdam is a great place to live. In any case, the downside for the applicants is that we can select from the best. We like a technical background, good sketching and visualization skills, Solid Works and Adobe knowledge and a clean, minimalistic design philosophy. Please find an explanation of our selection process, portfolio tips & advice here.
Online Marketing / Multimedia (part time 0.4 fte)
Are you interested in design, online strategy and are you active on social media? We are looking for a hands-on person that can improve our global online presence and this WP website.
If you are interested, please send us an e-mail.
(also for freelance)