Industrial Designer - Branded Retail Environment Emphasis

Location: Everett, WA Posted: Jan 3

Job Description

BUiLT Design is an industrial design firm specializing in branded retail experiences. We are seeking an additional member for our design team to function at a senior level. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in retail design and a passion for the action sport industry, one that tends to be a primary client base. Knowledge of current trends in retail environment design as well as best practices for retail is a must. In addition to global retail projects a typical year will include the design of several large tradeshow booths (5,000 sqft+). Additionally, we maintain hardgoods product design projects that span medical, tech, and our core outdoor sports base.

A qualified candidate will have lead/senior designer to creative director level experience. Depending on the selected candidate's experience, the position and responsibilities will be adjusted accordingly. This position incudes an expectation of career development maturation into a creative director role and associated responsibilities.

Key Skills:

Client management.
As a senior designer direct interface with the client is expected and should be considered to consume anywhere from 5% to 50% of the design time for any given project. An ability to develop a rapport and a relationship with each client and their brand is essential. The ability to simultaneously emphasize with their needs, firmly manage expectations, the project budget, and the relationship is key to setting the design team up deliver.

Design Team Leadership.
This position has direct responsibility to set and to support commitments made to clients, engineering, and fabrication. This includes specification and oversight of design detailing though the development to the final deliverables. A passion for your projects and relentless pursuit of perfection through to delivery is expected. This includes successfully inspiring other design staff to support your vision and execution.

Interdisciplinary Skillset.
Expertise in variety of manufacturing process, materials, and industries is a must. Hands on wood/metal shop experience is expected for basic prototyping and conceptual design communication and iteration. Architectural experience as well as traditional graphic design skillsets are considered foundational - particular strength or interest in either is a definite positive.

Visual Communication Emphasis.
Success is determined by the value that we provide our clients. Effective communication of design intent and expectation management is a core responsibility of this design position. Overpromising with extravagant design/renders isn't the pragmatic solution that we lead with. Conversely presentation of a stale engineering drawing doesn't create the engagement consistent with our design talent and our client's products, at least as an initial deliverable. We strive to inspire our clients with our design strategy and insights. Communicating these insights and intentions is vital in clear and compelling 2D format.

Time Management.
All of the above responsibilities describe someone with multifaceted talents. An ability to quickly transition between the different responsibilities and apply the appropriate skills is essential to success in this position. Expect 5-30 concurrent projects - all with differing scope of work, deliverables, and personalities.

Required Experience:

Required: Three years + of experience including the below design disciplines. Please rank order (1=lowest skill - 5=most skill) your expertise in the following mandatory categories. Annotate any that are of special interest or may be a career emphasis.

Branded retail environment design.
Tradeshow/exhibit design.
Point of purchase display design.
Graphic design.
Product design.

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities :

Rhino3D + Rendering package (for architectural + product).
Adobe CS.
PC based office.

DOE, w/ full benefits.

Application Details

For consideration, please comply with the following:
Respond via e-mail only, no phone inquiries or physical submissions. A successful applicant will provide all the requested information and include "industrial designer-retail" as the subject line of any correspondence. Include 2+ work references. Include salary expectation and/or history.

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