Job Description

Ideaz is looking for an accomplished industrial designer with strong skills, a passion for innovation and mechanical knowhow.

Top candidates will have excellent digital and hand sketching competency, great oral and written communication skills, client facing aptitude and a positive attitude. Expertise with electronic/tablet sketching is a must as well as other creative software like Photoshop.

Candidates must have a working knowledge of mechanical engineering, manufacturing processes and the ability to clearly communicate mechanical concepts to others. It is key to be a right and left brain thinker.
The person we are looking for can generate a sketch concept, create a quick/3D CAD model and then build a proof-of-concept model to validate the idea in our shop.

You will have the ability to manage projects. Our designers work directly with other team members as well as clients. Our team presents the work and walks clients through our thought processes. As a designer and project manager, you would be responsible for the schedule, deliverables and profitability of the job and share it the success in our bonus plan.

We are a Windows based firm due to seamless interface with engineering, clients and manufacturers. We use Windows 365, CREO and SolidWorks, Keyshot, SketckbookPro, and Adobe CS. We are very open to new skills and ways of doing things as well – bring your skills and show us how its done!.

Our workload is very diverse. On any given day, we are developing sporting goods, hardware and/or medical products. Our product diversity is one of our strengths and facilitates free thinking across categories. We thrive on variety, creative thinking, lots of whitewall impromptu brainstorming and working at high velocity.

We offer medical insurance, 401K, paid vacation and a performance-based bonus plan.
If you have the skills required and the drive to make things happen – get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you!

Application Details

Please submit your resume and portfolio to
Please put 'Industrial Designer' in the subject line.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Ideaz is a product development firm with years of experience developing award winning and game changing products for clients large and small. We eat, breath and sleep design. We are always thinking about how to make lives better for the consumer and building value for our clients. Our culture is relaxed, yet professional. If you like variety, Ideaz is for you. We work on a diverse range of products, from consumer products (ie: small appliances), active lifestyle (ie: snowshoes, bicycle accessories), hardware (ie: cleaning tools, hand tools) and medical devices. Our designs and innovations have been recognized by numerous industry organizations. Our teams have garnered many awards, including the Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Appliance Magazine - Excellence in Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award, Travel Goods Association - New Product Innovation Award (first, second and third over several years) and Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year Award.