CMF Design Freelancer

> 3y. experience
May 2024

Are you looking for maximal flexibility? Do you want to work with us as CMF Design Freelancer? We should meet then! What's your thing? Whether it's crisp motion renderings, complex surfaces or clever interactions: you are a fast, flexible and reliable pro, who is used to blend in with changing teams in a vast range of different projects. We're curious about who you are and what you do, so let's meet! Substantial work experience in a design and innovation environment, ideally already as a CMF specialist.

  • Research, analyse, and identify appropriate colours, materials, and finishes in line with product strategy and design concepts, market trends, and insights provided by the design team
  • Based upon research on trending lifestyles, new materials, markets, and technologies, establish CMF stories required for product design, and deliver emotional values in new perspectives to consumers
  • Implement CMF concepts with tangible material samples, build contact with local & global manufacturing networking, prototyping is carried out to enable actual development
  • Participate in the process from product conception to production  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Industrial Design, Research and Strategy, to translate design concepts into executable CMF specifications
  • ...and more, depending on the project and your expertise!
  • Substantial work experience in a design and innovation environment, ideally already as a CMF specialist
  • Knowledge of material trends and forecast innovative material used in a variety of Hard and Soft Goods applications across multiple industries including interior design, home decor, and consumer electronics.
  • Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Work with material vendors to develop both advanced material samples and standards for production
  • Work alongside with engineers, suppliers and manufacturers to develop concepts and prototypes into material technologies suitable for mass manufacturing  
  • Highly independent and self-motivated, strong work ethic and high reliability in remote/on-site team settings
  • Fun and passionate team that places high importance not only on professional skills, but also on great personalities
  • Friendly, family-like work environment and low levels of hierarchy  
  • Opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with other designers, researchers, strategists, technologists and model-makers
  • A fair freelance contract and reliable payment


Phone +49 173 729 46 25
Denise Knoll
HR Manager


Phone +86 150 212 939 02
Libin Li
Shanghai Studio Manager