Senior Industrial Designer
Why this role is important at IDEO?
As an Industrial Designer at IDEO you create product designs and experiences that make genuine impact on people’s lives. You’ll be part of strengthening the Industrial Design point of view at IDEO by working across disciplines to bring your perspective to every project.
Once you’re here, you’ll...
• Work on a range of projects, like: smart device systems that involve product and digital applications, brand projects that help differentiate a product, experiences that bring a product to life within a retail setting. When we say a range a projects, we mean it. You may not even be designing an actual shoe, but you’ll be finding signature elements that differentiate the product or brand.
• Collaborate with people from different backgrounds, such as interaction designers, mechanical engineers, and design researchers
• Become part of a culture that lets you both learn and teach while working with people outside your expertise
• Be challenged to think more holistically
• Take fun quite seriously, from after work wine classes to roof deck yoga (yes, we have a roof deck with a pick-your-own fruit garden)
Work that others in this role have accomplished:
- Node Chair A smart swiveling seat designed for high-density classrooms, as part of a concerted effort to bring campuses up to speed with current teaching and learning styles.
- Bayer Contour Meter The first interactive blood-glucose meter that plugs directly into a computer and automatically launches diabetes-management software to provide instant access to current blood-sugar data.
- Designs On A design innovation platform that advances creative discussion through provocations around themes.
What you’ve got:
• Food and packaging experience. You have knowledge in packaging archetypes, brand sensibility, and an interest in food culture.
• Physical-digital experience. You’ve designed products or experiences that have both physical and digital components. For example, you’re a designer who designed the fitbit as an object, but you also worked on its relationship with the digital world.
• Visual storytelling skills. You use visuals to communicate your design intent. For example, you don’t just show the pizza wheel you designed, you show an image of a person’s hand using it to highlight a unique feature.
• A generative work style. You’re able to generate quickly and without a lot of background or parameters.
• Client-facing experience. You’re comfortable with leading clients and pushing towards what needs to be done.
Please include your response to the following 2 questions in your cover letter:
What is a design that is beautiful, yet seems ugly to you?
What is a design that is ugly, yet seems beautiful to you?
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.