Archives: September 2016

Daniel Farmer

Meet Dan, who is fresh out of south London, but returns to his native south coast having gained consultancy experience at both Seymour Powell and Curventa.
He has a rounded industrial design portfolio, working with both corporate and start-ups, a fresh face with a can-do attitude.
Dan is the first in a series of new hires and joins us to strengthen our industrial design offering.

INSIGHT | IFA 2016 Review

We travelled to Berlin and IFA 2016 which, for those that don’t know, is the place to be for the ‘what’s new’ and ‘what’s next’ of global consumer electronics and home appliance giants.

Here are our top three take-outs:

Virtual Reality/ It has been around for a while but this year showed that VR is here to stay, even if you are a sceptic there is no doubt that the immersive experience is something to behold. Whilst the value proposition is yet to be fully explored, there was no doubt that this was this year’s BIG thing.

Connected Home/ Coming to a fridge door near you! Whilst the Asian power houses had a singular fridge-centric view of the connected home experience, many of the major players showcased comprehensive connected home solutions.

Green Juice/ Building on the celebrity endorsed green juice phenomenon this year saw a rebirth of ‘slow juicers’. In terms of Home Appliance, ‘Slow Juicing’ is on the rise with many leading brands extolling it’s virtues, along with electric spiralizers and what now seems mandatory, the kitchen ‘robot’.

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Join us

We can see a busy year ahead and need exceptional Middleweight Industrial Design talent to join our team.

You will be at least three years into your career and will be looking for a new challenge in a small but highly respected studio. 

Your portfolio must demonstrate you have exceptional form language, incredible attention to detail and can use colour, material and finish to bring concepts to life.

In addition to your craftsmanship we look for designers who demonstrate innovative thinking, who are great story tellers and big personalities.

In return will we give you; exposure to amazing projects, involvement in our full client portfolio, day to day creative and strategic input from the Directors whilst having the room to further refine your form language and develop as a designer, along with opportunities for international travel and full client exposure.

Great salary and holiday package, beautiful studios and open and friendly team. To express your interest and to get a full job description please apply here attaching your portfolio (no links please).

Rodd are a Sponsorship company meaning the position is open to EU and Non-EU designers.

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