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Industrial Designer

3rd Stone Design k

San Rafael, CA

Aug 4
Job Description

WHO WE ARE
3rd Stone Design is a product design, strategy and development firm that provides consulting services to the medical device, renewable energy and consumer goods industries. We also develop, contract the manufacture of, and sell our own lines of products for the worldwide market. Located in San Rafael, CA, we are a small and vibrant office with people who work hard, are passionate about our mission, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
• Leading design and development efforts technically, aesthetically, and experientially on specific projects, including creating new product ideas and sustaining product offerings
• Translating user insight into design opportunities
• Developing, framing, and defining product concepts, layouts and detail designs
• Preparing materials for and conducting design reviews of projects
• Proactively managing the material and prototyping resources and needs of a project
• Budgeting and scheduling plan of the design portion of projects
• Working in the CAD systems used by 3rd Stone Design to assure quality and consistency across our product lines
• Participating in a thorough quality systems approach to design both for medical devices as well as high volume consumer products
• Upholding company Quality Policy including using the Design Control System
• Actively contributing to the product development team in terms of knowledge growth and process improvement

WHO YOU ARE
• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design (or equivalent) with 2-5 years’ experience in product design role, with direct development experience, taking at least one product from concept to manufacturing
• Flexibility to fill a variety of design roles from ID to UX to UI with acute design sensitivity
• Strong verbal and visual communication skills (2D hand sketching, Illustrator/Photoshop illustrations, 3D quick prototyping, modeling, Solidworks CAD)
• Experience building presentations and speaking to clients
• Comfortable taking ambiguous situations and using creative problem solving to arrive to a solid design solution
• Ability to take initiative independently and work within a multidisciplinary team, bringing a unique design point of view to every project, while helping build consensus on the right path forward
• Experience working with out-sourced suppliers: Across cultures, oceans, and time zones
• Ability to lead design explorations of new fields, trends, and styles, with a drive to do great work
• Knowledge of regulated processes, either medical device or commercial electrical
• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

HOURS & PAY
• Full time position
• 3 Weeks’ paid time off + 8 major holidays
• Health and disability insurance plans
• 401(k) Retirement plan with employer matching
• Flexible spending account for medical and other qualified expenses
• Friendly co-workers, meaningful work, and a job that you’ll want to come to!

Application Details

Please email jobs@3rdstonedesign.com with a cover letter extolling your tremendous virtues and deep interest in our mission. Include a resume or CV with details of your work experiences – as well as academic and extra-curricular background. And please send along a portfolio of work and projects as we like to look at pictures too!

3rd Stone Design

3rd Stone Design is a product design, strategy and development firm that provides consulting services to the medical device, renewable energy and consumer goods industries. We also develop, contract the manufacture of, and sell our own lines of products for the worldwide market. Located in San Rafael, CA, we are a small and vibrant office with people who work hard, are passionate about our mission, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.