Red Dot award-winning studio SMAL needs an Industrial Design Intern

SMAL believes that the tiniest details can make the biggest impact. Operating on that principle, this small team of 30 designers works across disciplines to design, develop and deliver iconic brands, products, and services in the physical and digital space. Their multidisciplinary team holds the experience that spans over decades and with that, has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking projects across multiple industries around the world. More importantly, they are idea-makers, a company run by four colleagues and friends – all leaders in their respective fields. Together with this team, SMAL has worked all over the world. SMAL has worked with companies from many different sectors.

The studio recently launched Lamello to protect, present and organize your most personal items so that the things you carry around with you throughout the day can be put to rest at night.

The Opportunity

SMAL is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to support our Munich Team. We are a full-service design agency and help brands understand their customers so they can connect with them through their product offerings, and ultimately create a beautiful experience. Our core capabilities are product and interaction design, as well as design research, visualization, animation, packaging services, and development. Our multidisciplinary team holds experience that spans over decades and with that, has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking projects across multiple industries around the world.

As our Industrial Design Intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in design research, product design, prototyping, visual design, and design specification. SMAL interns work closely with our designers to collaboratively generate solutions. If you can imagine doing your best work in a fun-filled, team-work environment then this position may be right for you.

About the Company

SMAL is an inspiring, buoyant place to work and a dynamic company located across two continents. Our clients are innovative, forward-thinking brands and our projects range from tactical product design to in-depth strategy. More than 30 smart, talented and creative people work in our Munich studio, and by truly collaborating we are able to produce our best work. We believe in the power of the team, a team where small details matter most.

Requirements

  • Great written and verbal communication as well as presentation skills (preferably English and German).
  • The hand sketching and software capability to design all product-related elements on a variety of projects.
  • Basic knowledge in working with Rhino and Keyshot.
  • High interest in prototyping and 3D modeling.
  • Appreciation for the potential of ‘design thinking’ and ability to engage upstream from the traditional role of the designer.
  • The curiosity to tinker.

Qualifications

  • A current resume.
  • To be enrolled as a student or working as an apprentice (internship needs to be mandatory).
  • A cover letter that discusses your goals for your proposed internship which must last at least four months to six months.
  • A portfolio, work process samples or link to your portfolio site.

How to Apply

Location

Munich

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Pepsi needs a Product Design Manager

Pepsi is one of the most iconic brands in the world, with its products reaching almost every corner of the planet. And designing for a company of this scale gives you an opportunity for your designs to make in a difference in the lives of customers who use them more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. Their product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. So go grab this unique job opening and make a difference!

The brand had designer Karim Rashid create a set of aluminum bottles, which will be used for special events hosted and sponsored by the brand, each featuring a gently tapered form. Colors and patterns are used to differentiate the brand’s Pepsi, Pepsi Light, and Pepsi Max varieties.

About The Company

PepsiCo Design & Innovation is a creatively driven team that leverages the power of Design Thinking to solve brand and business problems that drive meaningful value and growth. Our team’s mission is to lead the innovation agendas in order to accelerate and transform PepsiCo’s Global brands and businesses beyond its core, unlocking the future of CPG. We innovate with intent; to solve real problems, for real people, in the real world. We innovate to incite positive change – for people, brands, business and the world around us.

As part of our Beyond the Bottle business, we’ve recently launched a new hydration platform enabling our consumers to stay hydrated with great-tasting beverages, digitally track their hydration, and help meet the growing consumer demand for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options. Built to reflect how people drink water today, the new hydration platform is a connected ecosystem that responds to the rise in consumption of low-and-no-sugar drinks as well as a heightened focus on plastic’s effect on the environment. As a part of the Beyond the Bottle strategy evolves, Design & Innovation will play a critical role in driving the hydration innovation agenda with a focus on health, sustainability, and elevating the consumer experience.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Product Design is responsible for managing and executing the hands-on design of comprehensive equipment and structural packaging projects within PepsiCo. Successful candidates will demonstrate superior ability to drive, from ideation to execution, quality design practice applied to three-dimensional products, managing the whole design and development process. Your work will be a mix of internal execution and collaboration with internal and external partners. Successful candidates possess outstanding technical knowledge, aesthetics sensibility, design skills in form-exploration, physical problem-solving and visual communication.

Responsibilities

Create Commercial Advantage:

•Developing innovative product design solutions to create business value for PepsiCo and its brands
•Applying new technologies or new design or brand principles in innovative product/process concepts, taking initiative to develop new products

Product Development:

•Generates creative design proposals (visions, scenarios/user journey, products) in order to visualize the desired output and share it with internal and external team members
•Translates insights and requirements identified into real actionable consumer-based product design proposals, leveraging an extraordinary ability to explore different design solutions and further develop them in 3D both virtual and physical prototyping
•Works comfortably with the engineering function and proactively produces solutions that take into account manufacturability and feasibility
•Responsible for driving to final design recommendations, decisions and design approval to enable execution/production phases from concept to launch

Design Project Management:

•Responsible for partnering across disciplines within PepsiCo and external suppliers to ensure design assets are developed and delivered with quality, value, and on-time
•Regularly reviews the status of projects with appropriate leadership to verify that Company and Division expectations are met
•Maintains flow of major technical and design contributions (e.g. experience design, material/product/process innovations)

Qualifications

•8+ years of deep product design and production experience (in a global and matrixed environment, and cross-industry experience)
•Undergraduate degree in Product/Industrial Design
•Solid experience in design development from concept to launch
•Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, 3D CAD modeling and rendering, form-factor exploration, great sketching ability, and modeling skills
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
•Deep understanding of engineering processes and product manufacturing capabilities
•Strong communicator with excellent presentation skills to be able to influence and sell in ideas clearly and with conviction across all levels
•Excellent, creative problem solving
•Advances and utilizes knowledge of technical, design, product, and market information
•Offers of employment are contingent upon passing required prescreens, including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol screening and motor vehicle reports.

How to Apply

Location

New York, NY

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Design the aesthetic of tomorrow’s cars! Tesla is looking for a CMF Designer.

Spearheading the electric vehicle movement on an international scale, Tesla went from being a simple battery-manufacturing company to a company that single-handedly created the electric-car industry, forcing a lot of companies to adopt electric transportation. Founded and run by Elon Musk, Tesla has broken several barriers, becoming perhaps a household name in the electric vehicle world. The company’s gone from designing and manufacturing small roadsters to large sedans and even a semi-truck that doesn’t just help people move, but helps goods move too, at fairly high speeds, while still being energy efficient. Having been the only car company to have a vehicle sent to Mars, Tesla sure knows how to create waves backed by an incredibly competent engineering team and also driven fiercely by a strong design development team. Tesla is looking for a CMF Designer to join their headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

The Opportunity

As a Color, Material, and Finish Designer at Tesla’s Design Studio you will be responsible for the concept, development and design of color, material, and finish for future Tesla vehicles, accessories, and energy products. You will be a part of a team that creates and execute world-class products in terms of form, function, and luxury.

You will be involved in every aspect of the CMF design process. This includes trend research, analysis and translation, mood and story creation, material innovation, development of CMF strategy, and execution of final color, materials, and finishes for production.

Success as a CMF Designer at Tesla requires a demonstrated ability to create compelling and innovative solutions that push boundaries, while collaborating with global suppliers and cross-functional teams to ensure successful implementation into production. As a contributing member of our Team, you hold superior standards for quality and attention to detail, have a keen eye for sophisticated design, build strong relationships with other team members, and are comfortable operating in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

Responsibilities

• Ideate, visualize, and develop design proposals for colors, materials, and finishes for Tesla designs.
• Develop digital and physical CMF presentations that show a future vision for Tesla designs.
• Collaborate and strategize with cross functional teams, including design and manufacturing, to implement production of final CMF designs.
• Analyze and approve color, materials, and finishes for all vehicle exterior and interior surfaces.
• Guide design execution of colors, materials, and finishes for both prototype and production vehicles.
• Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors. Includes identifying new resources for materials to ensure innovative designs.
• Independently source and maintain a comprehensive internal library of inspirational, advanced, and relevant materials and finishes.
• Manage design intent through color tuning and material mastering all commodities.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Textile Design, Color and Material Design, or the equivalent in professional experience with evidence of exceptional ability.
• 4+ years of CMF experience, preferably within the automotive OEM space.
• Must have demonstrable technical knowledge of mass production, manufacturing processes, and materials.
• Demonstrate high color acuity and ability to pass the Munsell Hue Color Test with a perfect score.
• Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships.
• Exceptional visual, communication, and presentation skills.
• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
• Must be self-motivated, adaptable, flexible, and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects.
• Demonstrate an ability to deliver successful designs under tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout career.
• * All candidates MUST submit a portfolio/personal website to be considered for this position.

Location

Hawthorne (California), USA.

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Seven times Melbourne Design Award-Winning Büro North needs a Senior Industrial Designer

Büro North aims to create richer human experiences. They are a recognized industry-leading experience design studio working towards a better future by working across the transport, culture, education, health, retail and urban sectors. Büro North views user experience as the core essence of their work and are primarily engaged to promote better interactions between organizations, spaces, and their users. Every interaction between the physical, digital and operational environments of an organization is a touch-point that influences the end-user experience. With studios in Melbourne and Sydney, their team works across Australia and abroad, they have delivered projects in the UK, USA, UAE, SE Asia and NZ.

Büro North created a Smart Tactile Paving system that can be placed over the sidewalk so those looking down at their phone can be made aware of when it’s safe to cross.

The Opportunity

Our studio is led by recognized industry leaders and specialists across experience design; customer-centered design, wayfinding, industrial and graphic design. Our interdisciplinary team is committed to creating a better future through design innovation. Büro North is looking for an exceptionally talented senior Industrial Designer. We are looking for a natural leader, for someone who is passionate about design, who is passionate about making a difference to a users experience within the built environment.

About the Company

Büro North creates better futures by designing impactful experiences within the built environment. We work with smart organizations globally to deliver game-changing outcomes including; increasing pedestrian activity, building loyalty in travelers, healthier patients, happier shoppers, safer residents, and more engaged students.

Responsibilities and Requirements

We are designing full user experiences, furniture, lighting, signage and wayfinding, digital and product outcomes for museums, airports, rail stations, sports stadiums, urban and healthcare environments.
If you are familiar with ideation, rapid prototyping, user testing, modeling and getting stuck into design then please get in touch.

How to Apply

Must be based in Australia, or have an existing work permit to work in Australia.

Location

Melbourne, Australia

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New York-based design studio Pensa is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

Multiple award-winning NYC based product design studio Pensa is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their team in Brooklyn New York this fall. A small yet highly talented team powers the Pensa studio, and has resulted in over 100 internationally awarded projects with clients like Samsung, OXO, Pepsico, goTenna, Google, and many more. Backed by creativity as well as new technologies, Pensa prides itself in a unique design process that results in products born out of love and determination to improve quality of life through better user experiences.

The Opportunity

We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the ONEBLADE razor. We are looking for Industrial Design students or recent grads to join our team for a design internship or co-op.Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our designers are inspired and creative problem solvers that develop product stories connecting back to the functional and emotional needs of people. Pensas designers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating complete and compelling solutions and have a keen eye for resolving every detail. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of product experiences in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, wed like to meet you.

Responsibilities

As a design intern or co-op, you will:
• Learn about real-world application of design practices and concept development through hands-on participation in both internal and client-based projects, and through the mentorship of our senior staff
• Collaborate in qualitative fieldwork, brainstorming and ideation sessions
• Build prototypes and mockups of your concepts (rapid prototyping and/or traditional fabrication)
• Help with concept refinement, 3D CAD development and building of presentations
• Collaborate on design reviews and decision making, articulating your point of view
• Have ownership of your projects

Requirements

This position requires:
• You are pursuing a degree in Industrial Design and have completed at least 3 years of study or you are a recent grad
• Excellent conceptualization and sketching skills
• World class form giving ability
• A hands-on approach, comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop
• Great story-telling: the ability to communicate your design visions to your fellow team members and to clients
• Some experience in preparing, executing and interpreting generative research
• Expert-level knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) and 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solidworks preferred)
• Understanding of materials, plastic and metal production processes, quality control and other techniques for manufacturing

Location

Brooklyn (New York), USA.

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Herman Miller needs a Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, they have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide. Known and respected for their leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and have earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. You can make a salary making furniture. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work at Herman Miller and make both.

The iconic brand houses the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, created by American designers Charles and Ray Eames.

The Opportunity

As Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace, you’ll oversee and drive the performance of the Product category and serve as its General Manager, owning global growth and profitability. You will deeply understand the current and future needs of customers and their regional differences – thinking locally while acting globally. You’ll optimize spend and activities to address total opportunity, maximizing return on investment. You will coordinate Product Management practices across regions, managing pricing, portfolio additions, and deletions. You’ll also prioritize the product creation queue and own ROI for developments in the category.

Responsibilities

You’ll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you:

– Partner with other categories General Managers, Design and Development leadership, Portfolio Leads, and Brand Creative Directors as a senior leader on our Global Product Team to build best practices, organizational efficiency, and a strong talent pool.
– Continuously evolve the overall assortment to ensure we meet and exceed customer needs. You will ensure products are compelling to the customer, differentiated from the competition, priced appropriately, and enable revenue growth.
– Create a point of view (POV) on future needs and the likely wants of the customers we serve.
– Develop and lead a team of direct reports to ensure that product-level merchandising strategies are clear and well-executed. You will nurture and grow merchandising and product management skills across the organization.
– Establish long-term product portfolio strategies and annual plans to drive sales and profits. You’ll oversee pricing strategies to maximize profitability and remove redundant and laggard products from the portfolio.
– Form a deep understanding of a category competitive set in all markets and keep information and analysis current.

– Listen to customers locally to uncover product opportunities across brands and regions. You will weave together diverse localized interests into a cohesive whole, capitalizing on commonalities yet addressing nuance.
– Partner with Brand Creative Directors to ensure that our products are compelling and brand right, and appeal to both existing and target customers. You’ll assimilate creative inputs that make products compelling and brand enhancing.
– Partner with Business Unit leadership to grow awareness of the category portfolio and priorities, and to build shared goals for revenue and profitability.
– Partner with Innovation Teams to identify and prioritize customer problem areas for our innovation agenda.
– Partner with the Marketing, Brand Design, and Visual Merchandising Teams to ensure that the presentation of the product is aligned with the merchandising strategy.
– Provide clear briefs and partnership to Creative, Operations, and Product Development partners to ensure that we are developing products that deliver strong margins and top-line revenue growth. You will prioritize the product development queue and own ROI for new developments.
– Provide leadership to cross-functional integrated product teams, working to align product management, product development, purchasing, operations, sales, and marketing efforts with our merchandise strategies and initiatives.
– Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Requirements

You might be just who we’re looking for if you have…
– A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Product Development, Business, or a related area. A Master’s degree is preferred.
– 15+ years of progressive product management and merchandising experience.
– Five or more years of project leadership experience. Global project leadership experience is preferred.
– Prior senior merchant leadership experience with profit and loss responsibility, with a proven ability to deliver measurable financial results.
– A strong understanding of financial measures and the ability to evaluate financial indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
– The ability to both think strategically and execute tactically.
– Demonstrated expert written/verbal communication skills, and the capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences.
– A strong aptitude for leading through influence and setting direction for cross-functional groups.
– Strong relationship and consensus-building skills to manage projects in a matrixed environment.
– A demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and work with all levels in the organization.
– The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

How to Apply

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

Location

Michigan, United States.

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LEGO needs a Product Designer to design new play experiences!

LEGO is no longer a toy, it is a universe of its own. Starting from those humble little bricks, LEGO now spans multiple fantasy universes, with the LEGO movies giving us new creative inspirations to live up to!  By joining LEGO, you will inspire and develop the creatives of tomorrow. You will be part of a truly international design team that thrives on developing the world’s best building and play experiences, creating exciting new LEGO play worlds, characters, bricks and models for millions of children across the globe.

LEGO is testing out Braille Bricks that will be compatible with all current standard blocks, and the fact that it comes with text printed below for people learning the language, the Braille Bricks will bring “a whole new and playful approach to get blind and visually impaired children interested in learning Braille, enabling them to develop a breadth of skills needed to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced world”.

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about toys?
Would you like to explore the endless world of children’s imagination and creativity with LEGO® Bricks? Do you want to shape the play experiences of children all over the world? Well, here is your chance!

Turn ideas into toys
We are looking for new talented designers to sketch, prototype, develop and build new play experiences and concepts. As a LEGO® designer you will create the world’s best building and play experiences for boys and girls through brands like LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Disney, LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Technic, LEGO Friends and DUPLO.

Requirements

You will be part of a dedicated and creative team, where you will:
– Work with the whole design process, ranging from research, co-creation over ideation, sketching of concepts and building real models from LEGO® bricks
– Create new stories, themes, and concepts, and mature them into new play experiences and products
– Collaborate closely with a cross-functional team in a creative, international and open-minded environment.

Passionate about the impact of play
In a culture where collaboration and creativity are key, you will work closely in teams to brainstorm, create and design products that delight and inspire children globally. You will join a large international design team in Billund (DENMARK), counting approximately 300 designers from around the world, who are all passionate about the impact of play.

Responsibilities

You are passionate about creating fun play experiences for kids
To be a successful designer at LEGO®, you enjoy working in a team, you want to learn, and you know how to create playful concepts. In addition, you:
– Have a formal education in industrial design, product design, toy design, fashion design or other creative education
– Are fluent in spoken and written English
– Are passionate about design and toys, have a high personal drive and enjoy taking initiative
– Have an innovative mind, which – combined with the playful approach of your inner child – enables you to create ideas and concepts for the world’s most critical audience
– Have storytelling potential – imagining play possibilities for the toys you design
– Have an aesthetic talent, a firm grasp of the design process, strong skills in sketching and key creative software programs e.g. Adobe
– Have an ability to manage colors and set color schemes
– Ideally, know the brick and can create new toy concepts by using the existing element platform in new and innovative ways, but it is not a must.
– Have strong communication skills to pitch concept ideas – both verbally and visually
– Have leadership skills and capabilities to drive design processes

How to Apply

We receive hundreds of applications therefore, you MUST UPLOAD a focused (and relevant to LEGO) snapshot of your portfolio, a motivation letter, and a current CV for consideration. Please note, the maximum upload size is 2 MB per file. Applications without a portfolio will not be taken into consideration. If you need more information in order to apply, please send a mail to design.management@LEGO.com.

Applications will be screened on an on-going basis, but due to summer vacation please expect a longer response time – this posting will be online for UP TO 10 weeks.

Location

Billund, Denmark

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Capture the world through a dynamic perspective. GoPro is looking for an Industrial Designer!

GoPro is practically synonymous with capturing dramatic, action video. The company burst into the scene in 2002 with a highly capable device that absolutely disrupted (or destroyed) the handycam market. GoPro cameras were lauded for their robust build, their compact size, and the wide variety of accessories that allowed you to swim with it, fly with it, strap it to your hand, helmet, bike, car, or even fling it across the sky. GoPro’s products span the widely famous Hero, with its ability to capture hi-res high-frame-rate videos using its wide angle lens, and even GoPro’s drone, the Karma, as well as their omnidirectional camera, the Fusion. GoPro is looking for a Staff Industrial Designer to join its team in San Mateo, California, to help develop its upcoming products.

The Opportunity

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From São Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

This role blends the best of Senior Industrial Design with product usability. You’ll design new cameras and other products as a lead member of our Industrial Design team. You’ll also maintain and evolve the GoPro product design language by designing new products and concepts to expand the GoPro portfolio. A high percentage of products we develop go to market and are used by a growing and very passionate audience.

Responsibilties

• You’ll design new products for GoPro
• You’ll collaborate in establishing core concepts and design specifications as part of the ID team from initial research to ideation all the way to production
• You’ll translate ideas and sketches into 3D prints and ID prototypes
• You’ll work closely with design, engineering, product management, and manufacturing teams
• You’ll work with Asia vendors and manufacturing partners to define, specify and confirm CMF as your designs go to production
• You’ll travel about 20-30% of the time (domestically and internationally)

Requirements

• Consumer product design experience – we’re looking for someone who’s seen their products all the way through to market
• We’re particularly interested in candidates who’ve designed consumer products that people can hold and touch
7+ years of experience in consumer product design, where you worked in a multidisciplinary team of concepts all the way to tooling and production
• A BS in Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering
• Experience working frequently with 3D CAD and 2D design tools like Solidworks, Alias, Rhino, Keyshot, VRay, Mental Ray, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Pride in sharing pictures of products you’ve designed from concept to market in a design portfolio
• A strong understanding of manufacturing methods, processes, materials and constraints
• Some experience with component architecture, placement and packaging
• A proven track record of designing challenging and innovative consumer products

GoPro Highlights

• Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks galore
• Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
• Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
• Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
• 401(K) matching
• Discretionary Time Off
• 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
• Life insurance and disability benefits
• Employee commuter shuttles

Location

San Mateo (California), USA.

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Lifetime Brands of the KitchenAid, FARBERWARE fame needs an Industrial Designer

Lifetime Brands is a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home. They offer brands you trust, value without compromise and an unwavering commitment to innovation. Their products make it easier for you to prepare food, serve meals, entertain guests, and decorate your home. They market products under well-known kitchenware brands, including Farberware, KitchenAid, Sabatier, Amco Houseworks, Chef’n, Chicago Metallic, Copco, Fred & Friends, Houdini, KitchenCraft, Kamenstein, Kizmos, MasterClass, Misto, Mossy Oak, Swing-A-Way, Taylor Kitchen and Vasconia; respected tableware and giftware brands, including Mikasa, Pfaltzgraff, Fitz and Floyd, Creative Tops, Empire Silver, Gorham, International Silver, Kirk Stieff, Rabbit, Towle Silversmiths, Tuttle, Wallace, Wilton Armetale, V&A and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; and valued home solutions brands, including BUILT NY, and Taylor. Apply now to revolutionize the culinary world.

Celebrate KitchenAid’s 100 Years of Making with a Custom Color and Heritage Inspired Design. This mixer is featured in a custom, classic color, Misty Blue, which harkens back to one of the first ever KitchenAid Stand Mixer colors introduced.

The Opportunity

Create kitchenware products based on market research and retail strategies. Evolve concept designs through a systematic process of drawing, model making, testing, and analysis. Works on a variety of projects simultaneously from concept throughout the design process. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.

Essential Job Functions

• Design products based on specifications.
• Works on large scale projects from conception through the design process.

Requirements

• Education: Bachelor’s level degree in Industrial Design
• Experience: 2 – 5 years in the field or in a related area
• Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator programs, must possess skills with solid and surface modeling in either Solidworks or Creo programs with relevant technical and illustrative abilities including sketching and overall creative design skills and ideation.
• Other Skills/Abilities: Ability to interact with users in non-technical, clear terms. Highly creative with the ability to work within the requirements of an industrial manufacturing process.

Location

Garden City, NY

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Yves Béhar’s fuseproject needs a Senior Product Lead

Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences, and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods. We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups such as Herman Miller, Samsung, USAID/DFID, PayPal, Movado, Kodak and many more.

The LOVE Turntable designed by fuseprojects brings the best of the old and the new – the texture of vinyl audio, with the benefits of digital track skipping and ease of transportation. 

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a creative, design-minded Senior Product & Portfolio Strategy Lead to help us answer the “what and why” of design. Senior Strategy Leads are experienced mentors on our strategy team who help clients and internal teams solve critical business and design challenges – framed by customer insights, competitive advantage, product and brand positioning, and creative thinking. They are expected to lead a range of design projects, from brand and product strategy and design to the development of future business visions or identifying new opportunity spaces. This role is a bridge to the client-based team offsite and will oversee the team at our SF-based headquarters. Note: While we are fully welcoming of former designers, this role requires comprehensive strategy-specific experience.

Responsibilities

+Providing strategic oversight across multiple programs and work streams that span physical product, digital, environmental, and service design
+Mentoring multiple strategists on multiple projects to help them achieve their best results, and the best outcomes for clients and the team
+Comfortable with collaborating with remote teams, and lead the SF-based team at our headquarters
+Ensuring that user needs and motivations are kept top of mind for clients and designers throughout the design process
+Organizing, conducting, analyzing, and synthesizing primary and secondary research on a global scale into actionable insights
+Leading brainstorms with a range of internal team members
+Designing client-facing presentations, which includes writing, thoughtful image finding, and designing visual information with the intent of telling a compelling story
+Leading client-facing workshops, which includes guiding multi-disciplinary groups through exercises that define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and inspire design
+Working with teams of industrial designers, digital designers, and graphic designers on the creative product and brand development process within tight, frequently changing timeframes
+Actively participating in a variety of strategic and creative activities to translate business, customer, market and competitive realities into business, product, and brand innovations for both large, existing corporations and not-yet-launched startup ventures
+Leading presentations and strategy sessions with senior executives; making substantiated recommendations to client’s product, brand, experience, and business strategy
+Collaborating with account management and team leads to define/refine scopes, briefs, and approaches to the projects
+Lead internal initiatives to improve our culture, management, tools & processes

Education and Experience Required

+7-10 years of experience in product innovation, product management, brand management, and/or strategy consulting
+At least 6+ years in a consulting environment
+Strong understanding of, interest in, and passion for design
+Ability to travel about 20% to the client site internationally
+Solid analytical skills with an ability to gather, analyze, and quickly synthesize key information to objectively craft and support recommendations; field research and ethnography experience
+Love for collaboration with a readiness to jump in and work with a diverse group of people and spearhead brainstorms and conversations; willing to put the good of the project before personal interests
+Organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work autonomously and be a self-starter in a demanding environment
+Comfortable and willing to present and defend your strategic point of view with senior team members and clients
+Demonstrated skill in verbal, written, and visual communications, with a particular emphasis on bold, impactful storytelling; strong visual design skills are a plus
+Familiarity with Keynote, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other creative software; expert use of these technologies is a major plus
+Bachelor’s degree
+MBA or graduate degree in related field preferred

Location

San Francisco, CA

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