The World’s Most Innovative Company in Design for 2019, Ammunition Group, needs an ID intern

Ammunition Group has been recognized and honored by Fast Co. as the World’s Most Innovative Company in Design for 2019, and why not, especially given their inventiveness in redesigning everyday objects to perform better, be it the temperature maintaining Ember Mug or June, the computer that cooks! Founded in 2007, Ammunition is led by partners Robert Brunner (who previously led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple and was succeeded by Jonathan Ive) and Matt Rolandson. Their diverse team combines expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging. They work across disciplines to transform great ideas into experiences that create an emotional connection with customers and achieve business success for our clients.

The Opportunity

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create a new business territory and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation.

A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

Responsibilities

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation
• A thorough understanding of design principles
• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail
• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions
• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials
• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines
• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills
• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly
• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

Requirements

• Industrial design experience
• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)
• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks
• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools
• Evidence of prototyping abilities
• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)
• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment
• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Location

San Francisco, CA

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YD JOB ALERT: Grab an Industrial Design Internship at Google’s Hardware team

Google Pixel, Google Home, Pixel Buds, Chromebook, Pixel Slate, Daydream VR, Nest, Waymo… these are just a few of the tangible products that come from the Alphabet company, Google’s parent. A lot of them tie in Google’s services, and make use of skilled industrial designers who capture the company’s fun-yet-superior avatar and signature usability and bring them to the product domain. Google’s Pixel is remarkable to look at, the Google Home device’s fabric clad makes it a wonderful piece of decor, and Google’s Chromebooks are increasingly becoming popular in schools. Google’s hardware beautifully complements its software and results in a product that holistically looks at the tangible and intangible to create an experience that’s unique, and innately Google. The company is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their Hardware division in Mountain View, California.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Designers at Google contribute creatively to multiple programs at times, while working with other designers and outside collaborators. You are able to present different points of view through visual and verbal skills. In addition to collaborating on design, you have the ability to meet the schedule and company goals and support other design teams, as needed.

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user’s interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people’s lives better through technology.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications
• Currently pursuing a BA/BS in Industrial Design or a related technical field.
• Available to work full-time for the duration of the internship (3 or 6 months).
• Experience with 3D CAD (Alias, Catia, NX, Rhino, Solidworks and/or pro-engineer), concept generation and rendering.
• Original portfolio of work (to be included with your resume, either linked or as a separate attachment).

Preferred Qualifications
• Currently pursuing an MS degree in Industrial Design or a related technical field.
• Available to start on May 28, June 17, or July 8, 2019 and returning to a degree program after the internship ends.
• Experience with one or more of the following: animation, color/material/finish design, model making and/or prototyping; 2D experience via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop.
• Understanding of global trends, technology and fashion.
• Strong communication/visualization and storytelling skills and techniques.
• Authorization to work in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Express ideas and concepts through strong visual/verbal communication skills.
• Communicate and present through sketches, prototypes or models, and 2D/3D renderings, with strong attention to detail.
• Contribute to ideation as well as proper implementation of ideas.
• Support multiple projects at very different levels of involvement.

LOCATION

Mountain View (California), USA.

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GE Appliances is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

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GE Appliances (a subsidiary of Haier) is one of the largest appliance brands in the United States, spanning the entire kitchen and home appliance industry. From refrigerators to freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, and water heaters, GE Appliances has electrified and modernized life for more than 125 years, relentlessly pursuing innovation, and in doing so, continues to build on its rich legacy of being one of America’s strongest and finest home-appliance makers.

THE OPPORTUNITY

GE Appliance’s Industrial Design Organization is a collaboration of Industrial and Interaction Designers, Consumer Insights Researchers, R&D Engineers, User Experience Research Specialists, and Model Makers. Interns are given the freedom and responsibility to contribute to the design team and experience every phase of the product development cycle through production launch.

A good part of our energetic creativity comes from being located in Louisville, KY. Known for horse racing and bourbon, Louisville is home to a vibrant music scene, unique shops and top-rated restaurants. From local makerspaces like our own GE Appliances FirstBuild, to monthly Creative Mornings and Gallery Hops, we’re sure you don’t know Louisville like you think you do.

ABOUT THE POSITION

GE Appliances is hiring multiple Industrial Design Interns at Appliances Headquarters in Louisville KY.
• 12 Month Duration

• Paid Internship ($14-$21/Hour + the option to choose between full-furnished housing or $675/month taxable housing stipend)

• Relocation expenses reimbursed

• Beginning in late May/early June (flexible start date)

REQUIREMENTS

• CANNOT graduate before or during the internship period.

• Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited School/University in the US.

• Undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.2 GPA or higher

• Outstanding verbal and visual communication skills

• Excellent sketching capabilities

• Strong 2D-3D computer knowledge

• Illustrator

• Photoshop

• Solidworks preferred but not necessary

• Keyshot

HOW TO APPLY

If interested please e-mail your resume and portfolio PDF (6MB max) to:
IDOIntern.Recruitment@geappliances.com with the subject line “Industrial Design Internship (via Yanko Design)” by February 17th, 2019 or visit www.geappliances.com/design-interns

ADDITIONAL INFO

GE Appliances will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

LOCATION

Louisville (Kentucky), USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking to hire an Industrial Design Intern

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Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to the delightful Polaroid Cube, to probably their magnum opus, the Beats by Dre brand and line of products. Having secured multiple awards in the 11 years since it was founded by Brunner, and Matt Rolandson, Ammunition works across these disciplines to transform great ideas into satisfying, personal experiences, and absolutely delightful and iconic products that are the hallmark of great industrial design.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create new business territory, and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation.

A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation

• A thorough understanding of design principles

• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail

• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions

• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials

• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines

• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills

• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly

• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

REQUIREMENTS

• Industrial design experience

• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)

• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks

• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools

• Evidence of prototyping abilities

• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)

• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment

• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

LOCATION

San Francisco, USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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YD JOB ALERT: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

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Standing at the very pinnacle of automotive design is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a company that manufactures arguably the best luxury automobiles money can buy. A company first started by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce at the beginning of the 20th century, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is now a wholly owned subsidiary of German group BMW. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is looking for a bright young Industrial Design Intern for their Bespoke Internship for a 6-month period beginning September 2019.

THE OPPORTUNITY

A GOOD INTERNSHIP IS NEVER HANDS-OFF

Share your passion for getting hands-on with us.

We believe in creating an environment where our interns really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is part of the BMW Group and its Goodwood manufacturing plant sits in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

As the epitome of exclusive super luxury, a Rolls-Royce delivers unmatched quality, style and performance. Behind the legendary brand is a team of passionate and highly talented people who do their utmost to satisfy the wishes of clients who commission a Rolls-Royce. Each year we offer a number of internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are looking to complete a 6 or 12-month placement.

The maxim of Sir Henry Royce – ‘take the best that exists and make it better’ permeates everything we do at Rolls-Royce. As a student, you will have hands-on experience from day one, while gaining practical insight into the corporate operations of a world-class automotive manufacturer.

Bespoke Design

The Bespoke Design Intern creates and steers desirable and profitable design features as part of existing and new model developments in line with Bespoke project and brand requirements. Working from within the Rolls-Royce Design team the design work is coordinated and managed by the Bespoke Project Team who steer the bespoke business. Design work can be modifications to existing features or from a blank sheet of paper and can derive from customer requests or be pro-actively offered as individual features or part of a Collection Car. Compelling theme development creates a strong framework of desirability for customer and collection cars and there is a need for both 2D graphical and 3D product design skills. Whilst there are specific Colour and Trim Designers within the team an appreciation of color and materials is expected.

Very strong creativity and presentation skills are required using both traditional sketching skills as well as digital techniques (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator). Self-management skills are needed to work towards practical solutions with demanding deadlines and also to coordinate inputs from others and steer them effectively where necessary. An awareness of differing international cultures is helpful.

Good interpersonal skills (both verbal and written) are required in order to pursue design solutions and ‘sell’ ideas both internally and externally. The Design Intern needs the ability to juggle different demands, sometimes conflicting, whilst delivering attractive and customer focussed design solutions in a timely fashion. There is a need to appreciate technical and packaging issues and concepts must have a high level of practicality as designs move from concept to reality in a short and at times demanding timeframe.

The Intern role will join the team to work on developing design themes for customer cars and new Bespoke features using a combination of sketched images and retouched images from the Rolls-Royce Configurator. There will be further opportunities to be involved in concept feature development and a personally driven project.

BENEFITS

We offer a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum and a range of benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidized on-site restaurant. As well as being surrounded by many fellow interns throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts in your chosen field.

REQUIREMENTS

Working towards a B.A or M.A. in Industrial Design or Automotive Design or equivalent with proven skills by way of portfolio and CV – please attach a portfolio of recent work to your application (PDF recommended max size 10Mb).
Some previous relevant work experience is helpful in a related field. Technical understanding and acumen to work on practical solutions within short time frames and manage time effectively. Some understanding of different manufacturing methods is helpful and an appreciation of regional markets. The Intern should be able to display knowledge of luxury trends (both current and emerging innovations).

• Strong personal presentation skills
• Strong visual imagery to sell ideas – sketching techniques plus Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Experience of 3D modeling and visualization tools is an advantage
• Very good English language skills required – German language skills may be useful
• Driving licence may be an advantage

HOW TO APPLY

The application process is as follows:

Stage 1: Online application form*
Stage 2: Online ability tests (To be completed within 5 days of receipt)
Stage 3: Telephone interview with the recruitment team
Stage 4: Face to face interview with the hiring manager

*If you do not complete the free text questions your application will not be progressed.

Applications close on Friday 25th January 2019.

Please be aware that we complete rolling recruitment. As such, those candidates that have made an early application and have successfully moved through the recruitment process will be invited to the first face to face interviews.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note that our undergraduate placement opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.

LOCATION

West Sussex, UK.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

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Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to probably their magnum opus, the Beats by Dre brand and line of products. Having secured multiple awards in the 11 years since it was founded by Brunner, and Matt Rolandson, Ammunition works across these disciplines to transform great ideas into satisfying, personal experiences, and absolutely delightful and iconic products that are the hallmark of great industrial design.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create new business territory, and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation.

A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation

• A thorough understanding of design principles

• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail

• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions

• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials

• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines

• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills

• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly

• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

REQUIREMENTS

• Industrial design experience

• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)

• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks

• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools

• Evidence of prototyping abilities

• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)

• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment

• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

LOCATION

San Francisco, USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Visit our Job Board to view similar jobs or to post a Job Opening.

Foxconn admits child labor laws breached by use of underage interns

Foxconn admits child labor laws breached by underage interns

Foxconn has admitted that it employed underage interns in breach of China's child labor laws. An internal investigation at its Yantai factory found some of the young trainees were aged 14- and 15-years old (16 being the legal minimum). In a statement received by CNET, the company advised that "this is not only a violation of China's labor law, it is also a violation of Foxconn policy and immediate steps have been taken to return the interns in question to their educational institutions." This comes as a further blow to the firm's employment record, after recent riots breaking out and strikes over iPhone 5 quality standards. These interns were sent to the facility from schools, with Foxconn carrying out full investigations with the relevant educational bodies to try to work out how this was allowed to happen. The tech manufacturer has been keen to accept responsibility for its part in the situation, advising strong action will be taken against any full-time members of staff found to have played a part in the breach.

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