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Intern Alert! Named the most innovative in design, Ammunition Group is hiring an intern

Ammunition is a design studio dedicated to bringing products and services that matter to market. Founded in 2007, Ammunition is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Their diverse team combines expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging. Ammunition Group works across disciplines to transform great ideas into experiences that create an emotional connection with customers and achieve business success for our clients. And latest honor is to be named as the #1 Most Innovative Firm in Design for 2019 by Fast Company! So what are you waiting for? Apply Now!

Nascent Objects is an entirely new concept of how to design, build, sell and re-use consumer electronic products that allow consumers to easily upgrade or reuse component modules in products created using Nascent Objects.

The Opportunity

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

Qualifications

• 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.

Location

San Francisco, CA.

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Shopify needs an Industrial Designer!

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform used by small to medium-sized businesses and global brands alike. They believe entrepreneurship should be accessible to everyone. They are powering the future of commerce by removing barriers to enable anyone anywhere to build, grow, and scale a business, both online and offline. Shopify currently powers over 800,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries, and working with them gives you a chance to transform the world’s shopping experience.

Shopify introduced the Chip & Swipe Reader, a powerful, yet pocket-sized wireless payment that gives the users the flexibility to run your business anywhere, anytime, from any device.

The Opportunity

Our industrial designers are exploring the future of Retail and they take ownership over the entire physical product development process. They collaborate with a variety of experts internally as well as with outside agencies and vendors in order to design and prototype new products and experiences, helping to shape the strategic direction for Shopify hardware.

Check out the link below for some examples of what our Industrial Designers have worked on in the past and some insight into Retail Hardware at Shopify:

https://www.shopify.com/pos/retail-kit

Responsibilities

-Help to define the future of in-person selling and retail experiences through new product concepts and innovations
-Contributing to the overall design and development of multiple products from concept through to manufacturing and production, including the out-of-box experience, graphics, and packaging
-Actively communicating and collaborating with external engineering and design agencies and manufacturing partners.
-Presenting concepts and detailed design work to various audiences within the company
-Collaborating with product managers, designers and researchers to define and refine the scope, brief, and approaches to projects.
-Helping to evolve industrial design as a craft at Shopify.

Requirements

-A BA or MS in Industrial Design or a combination of relevant education and experience.
-A portfolio that strongly demonstrates your passion for all things design and user-centered problem-solving.
-Highly skilled in form development and equally as strong in execution.
-Ability to adapt and shift priorities under challenging timelines.
-Strong ideation, brainstorming, and rapid visualization skills.
-A proven ability to tell and visually communicate thoughts and ideas within multidisciplinary teams.
-A good understanding of materials and processes for mass production.
-Experience working with Colours, Materials, and Finishes (CMF) as well as applying future trends in design and technology.
-Examples of research-driven innovation and strategic design thinking.
-Advanced knowledge of parametric CAD software (Solidworks /Fusion 360) and/or surface modelers (Rhino/Alias), highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and other visualization tools, and rendering software such as Keyshot.
-Comfortable flexing your schedule to support frequent communication with partners in other time-zones.
-Must be willing to travel approximately 15% of the year.

How to Apply

Location

Toronto, Canada.

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Garmin needs a Senior Industrial Designer

As a leading, worldwide provider of navigation, Garmin is committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of their customers’ lives. With a “vertical integration” business model that keeps these functions in-house, giving them more control over timelines, quality, and service, their user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of their customers. So apply now to make a better world with every passing minute.

The Garmin Instinct is a rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)

The Opportunity

Join a talented and passionate team of over 30 industrial designers who work directly with engineering and leadership to create compelling products for the Automotive, Outdoor, Fitness, and Marine markets. Collaborate with a dedicated team of prototype developers in a fully equipped shop that includes multiple 3D printers and CNC machines. Experience the variety and diversity of projects that would normally be reserved for a design consultancy with the stability and benefits of a corporate environment. Garmin’s process also provides designers the ability to work on a design from initial sketch through refinement, prototyping and into mass-production.

Garmin’s Consumer Industrial Design team continues to grow in Kansas City. We are looking for talented Senior Industrial Designers to create amazing designs for cycling computers, outdoor handhelds, dash cams, marine radars, and much more. As well as a growing range of wearables for wellness, running, outdoor, golf, kids, and scuba diving.

The refined digital sketches created for Gamin’s luxurious MARQ Collection.

About the Job

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality, and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of our customers. We are focused on recruiting top performers in all areas of the company to drive innovation and success.

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.

Requirements

Explore a wide variety of compelling design options through sketching and rendering for Garmin’s consumer product markets
• Understand and apply future trends in design, technology, and materials
• Create 3D models using Solidworks for product development and prototyping
• Communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual, and written means
• Understand the needs and desires of our customers
• Collaborate with Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Management teams to translate project goals into relevant design solutions
• Work with a team of prototype specialists to create in-house appearance models

Qualifications

• 6+ years experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, related field, or a minimum of 7 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description
• Digital proficiency in the use of tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
• Excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
• Ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
• A passion for design, technology, and an active lifestyle
• Courage to explore new ideas
• Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work respectfully with others

How to Apply

Location

Kansas City, MO

Please submit the portfolio and resume to id@garmin.com

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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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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