Made needs a product designer as a Senior Project Lead!

Made is all about ‘exciting change’. They’re excited to make things better by continuously pushing for better things, and impacting the world with positive changes. For more than 10 years Made has been discovering, designing and building successful products and services that have changed the market. They walk the walk! They believe that to change something you need excitement, but to really change the world you need to deliver! Made is a design & innovation agency that combines insight from human behavior with opportunities in technology and business to create relevant solutions in an actionable way. They are a young, dynamic, and award-winning team of ambitious design thinkers whose goal is to expand as a thriving innovation platform. Apply now to be a part of this exciting environment!

Promoted by new regulations governing the provision of drinks during the 2016 UEFA European Championship, Coca-Cola challenged Made to help boost their sales during the game, and they developed the most multifunctional Coca-Cola backpack for vendors.

The Opportunity

Made is looking for someone who knows how to lead and manage Industrial Product Design projects from A to Z. Because you’re a Product Designer yourself, the Industrial Design process doesn’t have any secrets from you. As a Project Lead, you know the capacities and strengths of your design team and you match them with the needs of the clients. You’re an analytical thinker who loves to bring structure into complexity. You excel at setting up effective and efficient workflows for yourself and the project team(s) you run. You’re looking for a strategic challenge and you like to create an impact with your job? Well, then this just might be the position for you.


  • Analyze a demand from the client: the why, how, and what.
  • Lead & Manage Industrial Design projects. You’re a workflow guru who uses project management tools to successfully deliver projects to the market.
  • Align the team to meet the project’s needs.
  • Apply design methods that put the user first.
  • Organize and lead workshops and co-creation sessions.
  • Translate strategic insights and user-needs into concrete and relevant concepts and prototypes.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team (Digital/Product/Strategy/Business).
  • Keep the connection with the Strategy and Digital team to stimulate the synergy between the teams.
  • Test, validate and iterate on product prototypes.
  • Concept guarding the soul and vision of the product during the engineering and production phases.
  • Cultivate and maintain a network of suppliers and development partners.
  • Assess the impact your work will have on the desired business model.
  • You inspire clients and stakeholders and you challenge them to go one step further.
  • You’re actively searching for up and cross-selling opportunities for Made.


  • A master diploma in Product development, product design, innovation management or 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Handling project management tools that help you to keep track of the progress and budget of the projects.
  • Strategic insights: making sure that what is made is relevant and viable.
  • If needed you can help the team in 3D modeling (Solidworks), sketching, conceptualizing (Adobe Creative Suite). You’re not afraid to make a concept yourself.
  • You make crystal clear, nice-looking and to-the-point presentations and know how to present them to a C-level audience (Google Slides, Keynote, and etc.)
  • You’re aware of the state-of-art production, prototype techniques, and material properties.
  • You have a network of relevant suppliers in prototyping and production partners that you actively nurture.
  • Motivated, proactive, creative, and inspiring
  • Very good communicator
  • You are the right kind of difficult: you know when to push and when to deliver.
  • A team player
  • Fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch
  • Car license B


  • Projects for industry-leading clients and ambitious SME’s and start-ups that will challenge your skills.
  • The opportunity to create and develop relevant and impactful products and services.
  • Room for personal development.
  • A crucial role in developing Made’s Industrial Design team.
  • The opportunity to attend events and conferences.
  • An informal and open culture.
  • Enthusiastic colleagues working within an award-winning team.
  • In addition to a competitive salary and fringe benefits, you’ll be working within an open culture where hard work goes hand in hand with lots of fun.

How to Apply

Are you interested? Get in touch. Email them on


Antwerp, Belgium.

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So Much More Than Just a Desk


Our desks are so much more to us than just a piece of furniture, they are a quite often a physical representation of our personality and individuality and seeing as we are all guilty of spending more time than we should at them, it’s important that they work for us!

The Lennart desk is so much more than just a desk, it’s your own personal workstation! Its striking yet elegant silhouette, curves around the user giving them a sense of personal space as well as allowing them to focus on the task at hand.

The beautiful wooden top conceals a useful storage area that is an ideal home for loose stationary and cables, leading to a desktop that is always clear of clutter. But don’t worry, as distracting as the alluring design is, your to-do lists that are held on the magnetic pin board are sure to keep you on track!

Designer: Désormeaux/Carrette studio for Made





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Star Wars Death Star II Blueprint Poster 01

If it weren’t for talented illustrators and graphics designers, sci-fi inspired gems such as this Death Star II blueprint poster would be even farther from reality.

The crowdfunded Death Star II blueprint poster is the creation of Carlos Pardo, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris, France. Better known as Made, Pardo has been active in the video game industry, having worked in the past 15 years for such great names as Blizzard, Microsoft, Docomo NTT, Orange, Mattel, Ubi Soft, Mindscape, Havas, Ankama, and others. As a child, he was lucky enough to watch the original Star Wars trilogy on the silver screen, unbeknownst to him that this space saga would later influence both his creative universe and professional life.

Here is how Made described his project:

“My everyday work is about imagining and building new graphic codes, extending usability and improving the overall experience. Two of my many passions are typography and iconography, I’ve been building my own fonts and icon sets for years, using some for clients, and continuing to work on those tools on my own time.

Two years ago I released a design side project that was the cartography of the roads network of France with a subway map stylization, it was the first part of an ongoing serie. It was a long, complex and a very instructive challenge that fueled my taste for maps. During the process of documentation for that project, I stumbled across a lot of interesting schemes, conventions, blueprints, and started wondering about maps of iconic places or objects that influenced and defined me, as a creative. At one point I was looking back for Star Wars, specially the Death Star that always impressed me by it’s monolithic complexity… and I found almost nothing that could go on my workshop walls, only small 3D schemes and a few screen captures…

The idea grew and as soon as I completed my France roads cartography, I started documenting and designing my own interpretation of the Death Star, model II.

2 years of determination and more than 400 work hours later, the lost blueprint is almost complete.”

The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has been a major success, as backers pledged almost 14 times the €4,000 ($4,400) funding goal, with 19 more days to go, as of the time of writing. The rewards range from being credited on the wall of supporters for €1 ($1.10), to 10 digital wallpapers for €5 ($5.50), 9 postcards for €20 ($22), or the Death Star II blueprint poster itself. Thirty early birds had the change to get one poster for €30 ($33), while regular backers could get a pack of 5 posters in A1 format for €170 ($187). Glow in the dark and A0 editions where also available, but those are gone, too. Had there been a corporation involved in this project, there probably would have been thousands upon thousands of posters, but Made likes to provide his creations as limited editions. After all, the artist has to sign all of the blueprints.

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