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Industrial Designer


New York, NY

Feb 11
Job Description

The Industrial Designer is responsible for developing accurate technical drawings for client-facing custom fixtures, this includes custom drawings for rugs, furniture, lighting, and special projects. This is a collaborative role and works directly with the product development, production and sales teams. Working knowledge of SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Abode Creative Suite is required. Experience in furniture and lighting design a plus.



• Developing accurate technical drawing packages, installation instructions and templates for items that include but are not limited to custom orders for rugs, furniture, lighting, objects and projects incorporating residential spaces.
• Incorporating custom rugs, furniture and lighting drawings into client provided CAD files for client review and approval.
• Responsible for keeping all drawing files up to date and organized on the shared server.
• Close communication with the sales and assembly teams regarding custom order questions and status through a dynamic software system.
• Daily administrative tasks – uploading all custom order files into a dynamic software system.


• Proficiency in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
• Analytical mindset, problem-solver, organized.
• Strong aesthetic skills, with a keen eye for detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Self-motivated individual who takes responsibility, proactively communicates and can thrive in a culture of excellence.
• Demonstrate an excellent level of flexibility toward an evolving landscape; remain open to process and people changes and giving and receiving feedback of what’s working well and what isn’t from peers, team members and senior leadership.
• Commitment to independent learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge.
• Ability to work well under pressure or in the midst of competing priorities.
• Solutions-based thinker with a consistently positive attitude, displayed both as an individual and within a collaborative team of peers, managers, directors and VPs.
• Able to foster open communication, accept delegation, manage up, effectively respond to feedback and proactive in seeking support and help when needed.
• Desire to be a part of a small team, flexible, and has the ability to pivot as needed to accomplish company goals.
• Able to be trusted with sensitive, confidential and proprietary information.


• 4-8 years’ experience in industrial design, with a focus on lighting and furniture design.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design
• Experience designing with materials such as wood, metal, glass, porcelain and leather, including a basic understanding of their manufacturing properties.
• Experience in drafting interior floor plan elevations.
• Experience in a high-paced environment that values consistency, efficiency and excellence.
• Experience servicing high-end clientele.
• Proven experience managing competing priorities and urgent requests.
• Experience in a business that requires a team to execute the common vision, understands the value of the individual and the team.


• Full-time studio hours: Monday–Friday
• Longer hours and weekend availability as needed.


• Weekly 1:1s.
• Annual performance review.

This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position is based in our NY studio. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.


APPARATUS is New York-based design studio that explores the relationship of lighting, furniture and objects in immersive environments, threading the historical and the cultural through a modern lens.

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