Job Description

Matter Made is looking for a designer to join its team in Brooklyn, New York

Your responsibilities include:
• develop lighting projects from design concept to production-ready drawings, while meeting strict UL and CE standards
• evaluate the feasibility of design concepts relative to appearance, performance, safety, code compliance, installation ease, serviceability/maintenance, manufacture-ability, and cost/price objectives
• collaborate with creative director and manage all design projects
• oversee and manage testing for UL/CE and any certifications required for the lighting collection
• create technical drawings that are clear to globally based vendors and international production team
• create sketches, illustrations, 3D models, renderings, and CAD drawings in Solidworks
• source vendors for prototyping and production along with Production Manager
• communicate with vendors, along with Production Manager, in regards to new developments
• research and evaluate competitive landscape
• works with accounting to maintain budgeting on projects
• research and development of new and existing products
• recommend appropriate colors, materials, and finishes
• constantly looking for ways of improving our current collection
• create drawings for custom orders
• communicates with production design intent for proper quality control, assembly and packaging
• act as a technical consultant for production and sales when needed
• hands-on assistance with showroom installations and trade events

Your experience includes:
• BA/BS/BFA or MFA/MA/MSc in industrial design, product design, furniture design or related degree
• five-ten years of hands-on experience in industrial design in the field of lighting or other related fields
• solid technical proficiency with Solidworks, Keyshot, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Sheets
• excellent understanding of materials, mechanical connections, wiring, powering LEDs, and manufacturing processes
• experience with sourcing new vendors and parts
• experience working with UL to test for product listings
• a proven track record of putting products on the market and leading projects
• curiosity and eagerness to learn about new technology, socio-cultural trends, and human behaviours
• effective time management, communication, and teamwork skills
• a self-driven personality that is able to take full responsibility within given timelines
• strong problem-solving and sketch visualization skills
• project management experience is a plus
• must be able to travel internationally
• experience solving complex problems through design
• excellent work ethic with high-level of output and ability to self-motivate and manage priorities
• enjoys working collaboratively and can both lead and take direction
• strong aesthetic and presentation skills and a keen eye for detail
• knowledge of and interest in the world of design

Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, commuter, Citi Bike membership, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

Portfolio required for consideration.

Please email your portfolio and CV to

Application Details

Portfolio and CV required for consideration.

Matter Made

Matter Made is an American manufacturer of contemporary lighting, furniture, and objects. From concept to creation, our in-house design team produces minimal works with superb craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to the highest level of refinement and finish, making pieces that will last a lifetime. This philosophy also guides us in choosing our collaborations with the most influential and innovative designers working today as well as the new addition of important historical works added to our collection.