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Mid-Level Industrial Designer (contract to hire)

Mighty Studios k

San Jose, CA

Nov 6
Job Description

Summary of Position
We are looking for a driven individual to collaborate in developing insightful industrial design solutions. This role is multi-faceted and will involve working with other in-house disciplines, as well as clients, to bring design ideas to fruition – from initial sketch to production floor. Someone who can effectively communicate ideas through sketches and turn their ideas into 3D. We are looking for a creative powerhouse who has a great aesthetic sense and refined design skills. Someone who is a self-starter and able to move projects forward.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaboration with in-house research, design & engineering team members to create next-level, thoughtful, user-inspired design solutions
• Direct communication and interaction with clients in a project leadership role
• Share your advanced knowledge and skillset to continue to elevate the quality and ingenuity of the products we create
• Be a mentor to less experienced staff and provide guidance that helps develop both personal and professional growth
• Inspire and motivate team members to explore innovative ideas
• Work closely with domestic and overseas prototyping facilities and suppliers

Experience & Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Industrial Design
• 3-6 years of relevant professional experience
• Strong aesthetic sensitivity
• Exceptional problem-solving skills, creative, proactive, resourceful, self-motivated, and organized
• An obsession for detail while maintaining a context for the big picture
• Mandatory understanding of common materials & manufacturing processes (injection molding, extrusions, sheet metal)
• Excellent visual communication skills – sketching, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office (esp. PowerPoint)
• Proficiency using 3D modeling and visualization software – SolidWorks, KeyShot, etc.
• Experience with the design and development of physical products
• Fundamental understanding of shop and prototype fabrication techniques
• Must be within commuting distance of San Jose

Other notes
• Position is contract-to-hire, further details upon request

Application Details

We will not accept out of state applications, or if you are not within commuting distance of the 95116 zip code. The position is contract-to-hire.

Mighty Studios

Mighty Studios is a Silicon Valley Product Development Consultancy, which was founded in 2014 by Tark Abed. He has been in design consulting for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of expertise in all aspects of product development.

Through his professional experience, he is fortunate to have worked on programs of every scale: from small start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, such as Audi/Volkswagen Group, Cisco, Covidien, Fisher-Price, Google, Medtronic, Panasonic & Ricoh Innovations.

Now, at Mighty Studios, we bring together a team of best-of-class design researchers, industrial designers, mechanical, electrical & thermal engineers, and supply chain experts to offer tailored, turnkey solutions for products in the consumer, medical and datacom spaces.