Job Description

We are looking to hire an excellent industrial designer with around 3-7 years’ experience in product development, including tangible products and digital interactions (UX/UI). Our ideal candidate has a relentless curiosity for possibilities and a passion for inventing and creating new products and experiences that will improve the world. This person should possess strong leadership qualities with the ability to successfully manage projects and teams and client relationships.

Responsibilities
• Be a helpful and reliable team contributor with a positive attitude
• Participate in research to Identify unmet user needs and opportunities for innovation
• Engage and contribute creatively in group ideation sessions
• Use iterative design-thinking process to reliably generate good ideas
• Design intuitive interactions to create positive user experiences
• Create appealing design aesthetics and user experiences that enhance and elevate brands
• Use effective sketching and rendering abilities to communicate ideas efficiently
• Create mock-ups and prototypes to develop, test and validate ideas
• Present and communicate ideas effectively and professionally
• Manage collaborative teams effectively to meet project objectives and deliver excellence
• Manage and meet client expectations, budget and timeframe commitments
• Build relationships of trust with existing clients and partners
• Network to meet new potential clients within our verticals

Qualifications
• Highly reliable and responsible, with helpful attitude
• BS or BFA in Industrial Design or equivalent
• 3-7 years’ experience in product design and development
• Open-minded, creative and inventive with a strong curiosity for new possibilities
• Strong sketching and rendering skills to effectively and efficiently communicate ideas
• Skilled use of mock-ups and prototypes to develop, test and validate ideas
• Knowledge of designing for common manufacturing processes
• Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills
• Effective time management and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Ability to manage multidisciplinary teams, projects, budgets and timeframes effectively
• Proficient in the following programs: Outlook, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)

Application Details

Are you the type of person we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

SmartShape Design

SmartShape's story begins in 1989, when student and early career practitioner of industrial design Mike Maczuzak took a leap from working at a prominent design firm to starting his own. Led by Mike, and supported by a few trusted peers at the start, SmartShape Design became a place where passion for innovation and creating beautiful, intuitive and useful products led to consistently delivering client-loved solutions that generated additional bottom-line revenue and patentable intellectual property.

As SmartShape's reputation for innovative design has grown over the years, so has the breadth and scope of its expertise. In addition to highly creative industrial designers, the firm has grown to include business strategists, research specialists, UX/UI specialists, engineers with advanced degrees and experts in tooling & manufacturing.

This has allowed SmartShape to pivot, and offer much more than core design services, now offering the full suite of end-to-end expertise needed to deliver market-ready product solutions and assist clients of all sizes — private equity portfolio brands, startups, Fortune 100 Internationals, and every company size in-between — through the entire manufacturing process.

A constantly changing world keeps bringing unique opportunities to make a difference to the team at SmartShape. Whether it is developing electric vehicle charging stations, wearable health technologies, AR, VR, IoT-enabled technology or the next big thing, the most exciting of all new opportunities is what tomorrow could bring for SmartShape, its clients and consumers.

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