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Product Concept Designer

APPARATUS k

New York, NY

Jun 4
Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Contribute to the development of product collections across all categories including, but not limited, to Lighting, Furniture and Objects.
• Work directly with the Creative Director to support and facilitate the execution of his vision.
• Procure image research that align with the creative vision.
• Collaborate with the Senior Concept Designer to ensure creative consistencies across both interiors and products.
• Identify conceptual motifs and effectively translate into a variety of products through a series of 2D and 3D drafting iterations.
• Learn and implement specific technical parameters during the 2D and 3D design iterating phase to ensure a successful drawing hand-off to the industrial design team.
• Create final presentations using elevated and consistent standards.
• Successfully hand off product drawing references to design engineering team.
• Maintain the organization and expansion of image and material libraries.
• Proactively conduct market research and regularly suggest new concepts.
• Work on the development of several initiatives simultaneously.

SKILLS
• Strong aesthetic skills with a keen eye for detail.
• Excellent verbal and communications skills.
• Extensive reference knowledge of design movements, artists and designers.
• Strong knowledge of vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting and fixtures.
• Solutions-based thinking with a consistently positive attitude, displayed both as an individual and within a collaborative team.
• Expert knowledge of Rhino; Solidworks a plus.
• Efficient in AutoCad, Vellum or equivalent drafting program.
• Highly efficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
• Ability to identify and prioritize design decisions in parallel to project timelines.
• Excellent time-management skills, independent drive and the ability to work under pressure and deliver projects under tight deadlines.
• Ability to respond professionally to critical feedback and proactive in seeking support and help when needed.

EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in Product or Industrial Design.
• Minimum of 5-6 years of professional working experience in high-end interior design / furniture design.
• Experience in a business that requires a team to execute the common vision, understands the value of the individual and the team.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively; ability to delegate and drive for results.
• Proven ability in a high-paced environment that values consistency, efficiency and excellence.

WORK SCHEDULE
• Full-time studio hours: Monday–Friday generally 10:00AM–6:00PM
• Longer hours and weekend availability as needed.
• Domestic and international travel as needed.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND CHECK-INS SCHEDULE
• Regular check-ins.
• 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 New York studio. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

APPARATUS

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.