More ‘Power’ to you! Stanley Black & Decker is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

Probably one of the most well-known names in power tools and hardware, Stanley Black & Decker operate under the three brands, Black & Decker, DeWALT, and Stanley. From making some of the finest industrial tools to even the most indispensable household hardware and security products, Stanley Black & Decker are known for a very distinct design language, unique to each of their brands. Stanley Black & Decker is looking for an Industrial Design Intern for their Summer 2019 internship program in Towson, Maryland.


Stanley Black & Decker is currently looking for an Industrial Design Intern in the Global Tools & Storage division to join its summer internship program. Our internship program allows students the opportunity to obtain valuable, applicable work experience in a fast-paced, and challenging environment.

This Position Will Provide You With:
• A utility role interacting with key members of a fortune 500 company
• A flexible schedule featuring a max of 40 hours
• Opportunity for career advancement upon graduation
• Competitive Compensation


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Contribute in product development in a team format via ideation/sketching/rendering of new product concepts
• Proficiency in Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, or a similar software
• Comfortable prototyping concepts out of foam or other materials
• Online and in field research
• Product graphic development.
• Painting, mock-ups, color studies, brand development and some office tasks


• Junior or Senior level academic progress through an accredited university Industrial Design Program.
• Solid hand and digital sketch skills
• Ability to present and communicate design concepts to the team
• Working knowledge of CAD modeling in either full parametric or surfacing software
• Solid command of Adobe Creative Suite Software – Primarily Photoshop and Illustrator

Leadership Qualities
• Courage & Innovation – Bravely innovate without boundaries. Generate and embrace new ideas. Drive cutting-edge digital solutions. Foster creativity for exponential growth
• Agility & Performance – Simplify to accelerate business results. Anticipate, adapt to and lead changes. Focus on the right things and act. Perform in ways that exceed expectations.
• Inclusivity & Collaboration – Respect and leverage all aspects of diversity. Make decisions with an inclusive, global view. Collaborate to amplify customer value. Communicate to drive meaningful outcomes.
• Integrity & Accountability – Operate with highest ethical standards. Be who you are, build trusted relationships. Act with transparency and positive intent. Live up to commitments and own the results.


Towson (Maryland), USA.


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YD JOB ALERT: Grab an Industrial Design Internship at Electrolux!

Considered one of the biggest names in home appliances, Electrolux has, for long, had an approach that is best described as design-forward. As an organizer of the Electrolux Design Lab, a competition that encouraged innovative designers to help Electrolux envision the future of home technology, the company has always had an affinity for conceptual designs that push boundaries, resulting in products that have redefined categories. Electrolux is currently accepting applicants for its Industrial Internship program in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.


Electrolux is currently looking for two talented and highly creative Industrial Design Interns who will be part of the North American Major Appliances design team. The successful candidate will assist in creating new and innovative design solutions for the Major Appliances North America division of Electrolux. The position will be located in Charlotte, NC.

At Electrolux, design is a global function with around 200 design professionals in seven locations worldwide. We are a diverse studio with a great mix of experience and emerging talent. This Industrial Design Internship role is the perfect opportunity for any individual looking to contribute content that would include but not be limited to initial concepts though final production intent content. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple product platforms and represent our design team whilst working with a wide variety of stakeholders across the Electrolux organization. Our brands in NA include Electrolux, Frigidaire and Vintec. Our team takes a user-focused approach, acting as a strong advocate for the consumer’s needs throughout the end to end journey of the brand experience. We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to join our ambitious and hardworking family for a time period of no less than six months.


• Able to use appropriate skills, sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, animation and video, to define and communicate product concepts
• Ability to analyze market and design trends and apply through design thinking
• Create broad differentiated and relevant scenarios/ themes/ concepts that explore potential or articulate an innovative proposition
• Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at an individual and group level, often using story-telling to bring a challenge or opportunity to life
• Apply and define interface and interaction principles. Define and apply general usability principles (in partnership with other competencies Interaction Design, Product Graphics, CMF, etc.)
• Assist in the creation of Industrial Design documentations specifications (2D and 3D data, check point presentation material etc.) at appropriate checkpoints
• Ensure a high-quality Design output, respecting business requirements, brand values and design excellence
• Define and articulate relevant insights by applying benchmarking tools
• Build relationships, team-ship with internal & external stakeholders
• Meet internal and external deadlines according to project planning
• Support relevant involvement of consumers and expert reviews
• Able to create design specification of a product or a range of products within a category in collaboration with Design
• Manager as part of the multifunctional team
• Align and co-operate with internal / external stakeholders, other design functions, development centers, purchasers, marketing, engineering, suppliers, etc. according to design strategy
• Strive for best-in class design solutions to meet or exceed the needs of internal and external customers
• Understanding of consumer segmentation and target groups
• Create and support design quality standards in regards to appeal, usability and Fit Feel Finish from consumer perspective


• Current or enrollment in an appropriate field such as Industrial Design or Product Design
• Second Year enrollment level
• Shareable project work via web site or portfolio
• Intern must be able to work full time from July 2019 – December 2019
• Great communicator (verbal, written, and visual)
• Resourceful, self-driven, organized and able to motivate others
• A sense for design
• Solid understanding of design methods, tools and processes
• Understanding the importance of good design and brand values, and their impact on the business
• Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• The ability to think outside of the box and look into the future
• Strong organizational abilities
• Drive, Energy & Passion
• Learning agility
• Team player, able to work effectively in a matrix organization and to build networks
• Integrity, honesty and morale


Charlotte (North Carolina), USA.


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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.


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.


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.


• 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.


Mountain View (California), USA.


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YD JOB ALERT: Industrial Design Internship opportunity at Logitech!

Audio, Office, Gaming, Consumer Electronics, and Enterprise. These are just a few areas where Logitech has made an incredibly indelible mark. With its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the heart of the silicon valley, Palo Alto, California, Logitech remains one of the leading peripheral OEM manufacturers in the world, creating spectacular products with great user experiences. From Bluetooth speakers, to keyboards, gaming controllers, remotes, styluses, to even our favorite mouse, Logitech has showed constant innovation in both design and technology. Logitech G (the company’s gaming division) is looking for a passionate and highly collaborative Industrial Designer Intern to join their Design Team in Newark, California.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about the design process and having a mark on designing next-generation products and services. Must be comfortable exploring all aspects of the design process — from user research to physical and digital prototyping to telling a project story to the key stakeholders within the team. An appreciation and understanding of gaming is a plus.


The Role
The Industrial Design Intern is responsible for collaborating with the Logitech G design team primarily focused on Industrial Design projects. Working on a broad range of Gaming product design projects that will be launched to market. Specifically new Gaming headsets, keyboards and future experiences that aim to define the next generation of gaming gear.

Your Contribution
Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry and Humble. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide, and just Do. These are the behaviors you’ll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will:
• Help craft future products and experiences for Logitech G
• Work in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment
• Supporting and working alongside industrial designer, CMF designers, Interaction designers and engineers to craft beautiful details while keeping the bigger picture in mind


Key Qualifications
For consideration, you must bring the following minimum skills and behaviors to our team:
• A strong passion for design
• Excellent communication skills
• Willingness to take direction and learn from others
• Optimistic outlook – we are creating the future after all
• Demonstrate a portfolio that shows skills in ideation, concept visualization, form development, CAD, model making and rapid prototyping
• Excellent 2D and 3D skills: fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite and 3D such as Rhino, Alias, SolidWorks, ProE and KeyShot

In Addition, Preferable Skills And Behaviors Include
• Prior experience in consumer electronics
• Highly driven and proactive self-starter – taking on a task without much context and driving it through
• A basic understanding of user-centered design methods and techniques

Education: Currently studying either BA (in Europe) or BS in the US


“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance


Newark (California), USA.


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What to expect after starting a design internship

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Congratulations on getting yourself an internship!

Now that you have secured one, your mind has shifted focus and you’re thinking about what to expect once you begin there. A first workplace is a great learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to build lasting relationships with a mentor. To let you make the most of this opportunity, Geunbae “GB” Lee (Product Designer@Facebook) shares his tips and tricks in the write up below.

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It’s Summer and many of us are embarking on our new and exciting journeys as design interns. At first, I thought about focusing my topic around a specific type of internship but while I was writing, I actually decided to keep it general so that the tips apply to Visual/UX/Product/Interaction or any other design-related internships. Assuming that you’ll have someone there to guide you through the internship, I won’t really stress on the size of the company either.

So that being said, congratulations on landing your design internship! I bet you’re extremely pumped up but at the same time, nervous of what’s at stake and what you would need to start doing. That is why I decided to come up with some people and work-related tips based on my personal experience that you might find useful.

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 People-related Tips

  • You get to meet a lot of new people but don’t be afraid to chat with them. If you sit next to a person that you don’t know (for example, during the orientation), be the first one to approach them!
  • Try to make a good first impression to your peers and your managers. In any given person-to-person relationship, I personally think it’s very important to get this right. However, I’m not saying you should fake your true identity. Be your authentic self!
  • Build good relationships with your teammates (engineers, researchers etc). You will at some point ask for their feedback, work with them to implement something or they could even be someone that will review your internship achievements.
  • Join groups, events, critiques, education or whatever at your company or around the district to expand your network. Try to meet people outside of your school!
  • Appreciate the effort that your recruiter, manager and the folks who are at the orientation put into helping you. Don’t be on your phone doing something else that are not important. Pay attention and show some respect.
  • Engage in many one-on-one meetings with not only your managers and your recruiters but also with engineers, researchers, marketers, clients, or whoever you might be working together with. Get to know what their roles are within the company and the team. Also, try to find out how you can help them or communicate better when it comes down to your own work.
  • If you’re an extrovert, great but still be careful when to exaggerate, over-talk or cut other people when they are talking. If you’re an introvert, this might be a good chance for you to boost up that self-confidence and the ability to socialize even better. To be honest, many people will approach you and you will have to approach them. So, try your best!

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Work-related Tips

  • If there are certain design tools that your company uses, try to learn them if you haven’t and even if you know already, try to be more comfortable with it.
  • Try to find out the role that design plays within your own company and more specifically, how your overall team would work with a designer. It’s sometimes useful to set one-on-one meetings to find this out.
  • You get thrown into a lot of meetings, tutorials, team structures and all that but try to zone in on the things that are high priorities to be aware of. As you slowly spend time doing projects and interacting with other people, you’ll gradually get to know more (at least what I think… haha)
  • Try to plan in advance in order to get to places because new places are always hard to find. Don’t be late for your meetings, presentations and critique sessions.
  • Make full use of the internal tools, documentation, wiki or whatever that are designed/organized to help interns or the full-time employees. Sometimes, finding this rich information by yourself rather than asking them to your manager or other people is far better for your own sake. Be independent!
  • Try to remind yourself that although you are an intern that needs a lot of guidance and support, try to stand out like a full-time employee who is expected to have a good amount of impact. Get those design processes right and show what you are capable of.
  • Investigate the problems, the overall ecosystem, type of businesses that the companies do and how you play a part in those early on. If you have questions about any of these, ask until you get it because later after a month, you are expected to know them.
  • Keep your folders (design assets, documents, files etc) organized and prioritize your work efficiently.
  • Ask more than one person for your design feedback. Try to tell a story and your rationale for coming up with the solution. Sometimes, introducing more than one potential solutions might be helpful in getting even more feedback. Don’t get too attached with one design that you come up with. Be open and willing to take in other opinions.
  • Always look out for other opportunities outside of work as well (ex. intern hack-a-thons, side projects etc)

Click here to read the original write-up by Geunbae Lee.

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