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Innovative Industrial Designer

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LOCATION: Helsinki metropolitan area – working with our physical products means visiting our office at Lauttasaari almost daily. 

LANGUAGE: Fluency in English

Would you like to combine your design and engineering skills to create and develop innovative and functional products? Are you tired of mundane design projects that fail to challenge your creativity and passion for cutting-edge technology? Do you seek an opportunity where your innovative ideas and expertise in industrial design can shape the future of mixed-reality gaming AND get people moving around the world? 

At Valo Motion, we're looking for an Industrial Designer ready to work hands-on to innovate and develop our physical products – enhance old and create new – for mixed-reality gaming. Your creative and technical expertise will play a crucial role in bringing our next-generation products to life and refining our existing offerings.

👋 Nice to meet you! Let us introduce ourselves briefly: our team is working at the intersection of gaming and physical activity. Our products like ValoClimb, ValoArena, and ValoJump combine mixed-reality games with real-world physical challenges like climbing walls and trampolines creating engaging gaming experiences that encourage people, especially kids, to move more – while having fun!

Sounds like you could fit our team? Amazing, read on! 

What is the role and who would you be working with?

As an Industrial Designer, you will lead the physical design of our products, working hands-on from prototyping new ideas to selecting materials and components for production. We are expanding and developing new products while also enhancing our globally loved products like ValoClimb, ValoArena, and ValoJump

In this role, you’ll get to combine design and engineering skills! You will participate in all stages of our product development, from conceptualization to hands-on prototyping and final production, including conducting research, analyzing user preferences, and creating visual representations or CAD designs. Your aim will be to improve usability, aesthetics, and overall user experience while ensuring commercial viability and speed to market. 

👉 Read about how and why our journey started! 

family and kids playing mixed reality attractions, ValoArena, ValoJump on trampoline and ValoClimb on climbing wall

✅ Your main responsibilities: 

  • Lead the design of physical products and ensure our products are not only visually appealing and user-friendly but also highly functional. 
  • Participate in new product development from hands-on rapid prototyping, through designing for scalable manufacturing to product launch and production. Your ability to innovate will be crucial in bringing next-generation gaming products to market.
  • Organize cross-functional collaboration and work closely with development, production, and marketing/sales teams to ensure product success. 

In addition to the main responsibilities, a part of your job will be to: 

  • Contribute with the team to manage product details, including installability, documentation, and other hardware-related aspects.
  • Support the continuous development of the hardware in existing products.

🕐 Here’s an example of how your work time will be allocated between tasks: 

  • 70% of your time: Develop new products that push the boundaries of what's possible in mixed-reality gaming.
  • 30%: Enhance current products, ensuring they remain cutting-edge and competitive in terms of visuality and functionality.

🤩 Who you would be working with: 

You would be part of our product development team led by Joni Vähämäki. As said, this role is highly collaborative as the development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales teams all are working for the same big goal – to get people moving around the world and have fun while doing it! That’s also our ethos at Valo Motion: we are serious about fun. Our team of skilled professionals with versatile backgrounds together create a supportive and innovative work environment. BTW, our internal language is English so fluency in that is a must for this role! 

👉 Get to know what your life at Valo Motion could be like!

Development team members in ValoArena
Meet your new team!

Things you need in order to thrive and succeed in this role:

  • Proficiency in product design, particularly in the development of physical products with digital features or components.
  • Hands-on experience in building physical product prototypes and rapid prototyping.
  • Background in creating new product concepts or designs, particularly in physical products and their usability and functionality.
  • A creative yet systematic approach to design processes.
  • Strong understanding of usability principles and user experience design.
  • Experience in transitioning prototypes into production.

Why join Valo Motion right now?

#1 Combine your design and engineering skills for an impactful mission

Your designs will contribute to our mission of getting people moving around the world – in 60 different countries. Your work will have a tangible impact on people's well-being and health while they have fun playing mixed-reality games! We have a goal to get 1M plays per day where an actual person is moving with our games by 2030. So, if you are also excited about our mission – we think you will have a fulfilling work life with us! 

#2 Innovate and take ownership of product design and execution 

Bring your ideas to life and share your extensive knowledge with the team. Work hands-on with our products in ValoHalli, our dedicated space next to our office in Lauttasaari, where you can test, play, and develop our offerings further. We’re ready to give the responsibility from concept to release. 

#3 A culture where speed of execution and rapid testing are emphasized 

Are you tired of waiting and pondering whether your designs will ever become a real product? No more need for that. Our culture emphasizes the speed of execution and rapid testing, ensuring that your innovative ideas quickly turn into actual products. 

Are you ready to apply? Great! Here’s what to do next: 

Don’t hesitate to contact us and learn more about joining our team! If you don’t have any further questions at this point, apply by 31.7.2024 by leaving your contact information and resume here.

Here’s what you can expect from our recruitment process in detail: 

  1. Our recruiter Saara from TalentBee will be your main contact and keep you updated on the process. If you have any questions, you can email
  2. First, you'll have a 30-minute call with Saara. After that, you'll meet your Team Lead Joni and/or our CEO Raine. Then, there will be a portfolio review where we evaluate your past experiences and designs and you’ll get to do a small self-evaluation task.
  3. If your skills match our needs, you will receive a design task! You get to meet the team at the office. This part includes a 15-minute presentation of your task to the team who you’d be working with. 
  4. After our discussions, if we both agree we’re a good fit, we’ll make you a job offer!
  5. Welcome to Valo Motion on August-September – let the fun begin!

If you’re thinking of applying – we encourage you to do so sooner rather than later, as we will start going through the applications as they come in, and we’re looking to fill this role as soon as we find a mutual fit.