Do you work at the intersection of technology and design? Is your work hard to describe with existing disciplines and titles? Do you paint with code? Entangle bits and atoms? Envision better futures and prototype them in the present?
We are offering a Design Technology internship at our Above Studio in Malmö or Stockholm – starting in the spring of 2023. For the best experience on both sides, we prefer an internship duration of around 6 months. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and get to know more about agency life! Also worth mentioning is that this is a paid internship.
What we offer / what you will do
As a Design Technologist intern, you will be a member of our interdisciplinary teams that create innovative solutions and great user experiences across digital & physical. We work with some of the world's most exciting clients on emerging technologies and new experiences. Our work ranges widely from smart home experiences to healthcare devices, to automotive spaces.
We believe in creating a culture where you can take responsibility for your work - but we also take care of each other as we navigate ambiguity, solve exciting problems, and grow as a team. One of our core philosophies is that we believe in bringing design and technology together from the very beginning to create meaningful products & services.
Here is a list of what you might be doing in a project:
Explore new product experiences across digital and physical in multidisciplinary teams
Bring ideas and concepts to life through prototypes
Build tools that enable teams to experiment on new experiences together
Prepare and support user testing sessions for new products
Skills & Requirements
We mostly work with consumer products - so you should be interested in the world of user experience design. A lot of our work is prototyping experiences that live across digital and physical – so you should have some experience with coding and perhaps one or two prototyping tools (Figma, ProtoPie, Unity, TouchDesigner..). Beyond that, this role will be shaped by you and us together. We are super curious to see what new facets you could add to our work.
Too vague? Here are some general qualities that we'll be looking for:
An inspiring portfolio with solid conceptual thinking and applied technology
Good communication skills
Demonstrated skills in coding, electronics, robotics or another 'technological' field
Curiosity in working at the intersection of design x tech
If you are still not sure whether this role is for you, just reach out to us. The fact you read this far probably means we should at least talk :)
A bit about Above
We at Above are devoted to breaking down the boundaries between physical and digital solutions with the fusion of hardware, software, applications, and services. We work with the full scale of product and service creation, from strategic concepting all the way through to manufacturing.
One of our core philosophies is that we believe in prototyping early and often by bringing designers and engineers together from the very start of a project. If our designers can understand and make technology decisions, while our engineers can grasp and influence the user experience, then we can truly find a meaningful collaboration that results in actual relevant products.
We work with amazing international brands, local Scandinavian heroes, and a fantastic collection of startups and scale-ups. We also have a passion for creating our own products and have a good track record of successful start-up ventures. We’re a team of warm, welcoming, dedicated professionals that love to build cool stuff. In everything we do, we strive for a world-class result and we believe you share that mindset.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please send an email to our People Operations Manager Therese Söfgren at [email protected]
About the company
Above is a Scandinavian innovation agency driving positive change through a seamless fusion of strategy, design, and tech. We work with the world’s boldest companies to create futures that are optimistic, sustainable, and enjoyable. Our team of 80+ specialists work from our studions in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden and satellites in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco, US.
Want to make the world a better, cooler place? Take the next step of your journey with us.