Last February, Luminousred welcomed a new team member, Magdalena. Magdalena is our new industrial design intern and will be working with us for the next few months to help us develop a new B2B product.
As a company, we are on a mission to enhance human healthspan. We do this by building devices that supercharge your cells through the power of light and by growing, educating, and supporting our community. Among the things we pride ourselves in are: our founders being experts in lighting technology and psychology, our commitment to giving highly personalized support, and our dedication to scientific research and innovation. We always put our customers at the forefront of everything we do, and all our actions are based on a scientific mind and powered by an adventurous heart.
That said, one of our goals has always been to start developing our product portfolio and drive innovation. Currently, we sell Luminousred, our at-home red light therapy machine which is being offered in 6 size options. However, since we believe that technologies like light-hacking are only going to become more mainstream in the future, we put a lot of time, energy, and resources into research, development, and innovation to improve and expand our product line.
So we’re really excited to have Magdalena on board and see what we can create with her help. We had a short chat with Magdalena, and here’s what she had to say:
Hi Magdalena! Can you tell us about yourself and what made you decide to intern with us?
Hi, I’m Magdalena and I’m studying Industrial Design. Currently, I’m in the sixth semester soon I will be a Bachelor of Arts and Design. Before university, I attended a higher technical college for wood technology and interior design, where I found my creative passion.
Last summer I already knew that I had to think about where I would like to do my mandatory internship. I wasn’t prepared for applying but when I received the job offer via the university, I felt so addressed by the internship advertisement. I just had to apply.
Cool! So how did your first day/week go?
It was awesome! On the first day, we had enough time for getting to know each other. Babsi and Thomas welcomed me warmly. They invited me for lunch and gave me a red light therapy device to use for the next months. I felt like a queen!
What are you most excited about?
To sum it up – I’m excited about the exchange of ideas. I was very curious about what working in a start-up can look like. After the first month, I already gained so much knowledge and getting to share my ideas and the strategies I’ve learned in university makes me very happy. It feels like the principle of giving and taking.
I’m super hyped about the experience in general. I’ve never contributed to a project where the goal is to develop a product that is ready for series production. I’m quite excited about following the process until seeing the final product.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
Thomas and I have a few meetings together where we elaborate on our thoughts on product development. However, I also take on tasks and work on them independently. Babsi joins some of our meetings and gives us input. I think we complement each other quite well.
What is the work environment like, and how is it different from anywhere else you’ve worked?
My work environment can be different every day. Once a week Babsi, Thomas, and I meet in the shared office. Usually, we discuss the next steps and talk about things that came up during the week. On the other days, I work remotely. Regardless of where I work though, we update each other throughout the day.
The biggest difference I see is when it comes to work-life balance. I totally appreciate being able to pursue my hobbies next to everyday work. My schedule gives me a lot of time for myself, my friends and family, and my dog.
What are your goals when the internship is over?
I’m planning to start with the master’s course in Industrial Design. I don’t know which branch I’m the most interested in yet. Let’s see what the future brings.