Industrial Designer (no Finnish required)

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

Rens' mission is to empower the next generation of world changers; those who break boundaries, follow their dreams, and make a huge impact on generations after them. Come join us on our journey to create the first-ever #CoffeeSneaker! We're offering an Industrial Designer position in the Helsinki region. If you would like to be a part of history and help build the Nordics' first sustainable sneaker brand, this job is for you.

What we are looking for

An exceptionally collaborative, creative, and highly organized interdisciplinary designer to join the team as an Industrial Designer. You will be responsible for various projects in product development of our footwear and apparel collections while working closely with our Creative team, Production team, Operations team as well as our CMO and CEO to create innovative and premium-quality products.

What you will do

  • Creating conceptual ideas through image boards, sketching, 3D rendering, color, and finish specification

  • Assisting in developing mockups/samples and planning collections

  • Be responsible for designing, planning, and documenting a variety of design projects including footwears and apparels from concept through production

  • Report trends, create mood boards, verbally present product ideas and details with clarity

  • Communicate and share new insights and best practices to enable potential new design solutions

  • Communicate all necessary information to the Creative team and Production team to ensure the effective and efficient creation of outstanding products

  • This position might require some international travel to Factory locations with the Production team member(s) to supervise and collaborate on R&D and Manufacturing activities

What you need

 The right candidate has/is:

  • High fluency in English, no Finnish required

  • Passion in the footwear and apparel industry

  • Passion for sustainability and the environment

  • Strong storytelling and consumer-centered design approach

  • Ability to create new product concepts through brainstorming, sketching, rendering and mock-ups

  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills

  • Familiar with materials, and finishes suitable for retail and packaging

  • Self-starter with an ambitious spirit, initiative, willing to multi-task resourcefully and work independently

  • Ability to work under tight timelines and deal with unforeseen situations

  • Proficient in 2D design, graphics, and Adobe Suite

It's good that you also have:

  • Bachelor/Master in Industrial Design or equivalent

  • Professional design experience in footwear and apparel

  • Experience in 3D computer modeling processes, practices, and techniques

What we can offer

  • A unique and global business opportunity

  • A chance to build the Nordics' first sustainable sneaker brand and a future market leader in global sustainable fashion

  • Valuable professional experience in the intersection of International Trade, eCommerce, Fashion, and Cleantech

  • Competitive compensation

  • Opportunity to grow your career and improve personal skills

  • A beautiful and spacious storefront office in the city center of Helsinki, Finland

  • International, creative, and “super cool” co-workers

  • Endless coffee (duh!) 


  • Please kindly submit your application through The Hub. We don't process applications submitted through our emails.

  • We process applications as soon as we receive them. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

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Working at
Rens Original

At Rens, we’re building a new footwear generation made from the world’s most advanced technologies and sustainable materials. Like all of us living in the era of fast-fashion, we too are frustrated with the insane amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. We believe that by combining sustainable materials with technology and style, we can create the world’s best sneaker, without wasting precious resources from Mother Nature. Learn more about us here

Read more about Rens Original

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