Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Industrial Designer with a true passion and demonstrable talent for front-end concept generation using conceptual sketching and visualization skills across many sectors ranging from medical to toys. You will be part of a team within an energetic, fun product design consultancy. You shall have a high level of responsibility for your work. You will need to have the ability to work to demanding timescales and maintain a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the projects. You will work across a variety of sectors, resolving challenges from clients and competition delivering to the highest levels.

Typically creating and executing product concepts across a variety of markets ranging from the life sciences to social entertainment. The designer should have established core product design skills, a keen eye for detail, and an ability to plan and communicate projects to clients.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Structure project timelines and track deliverables effectively
+ Be flexible in your outlook, be willing to respond to updated design requirements
+ Think strategically about the way to approach a brief to deliver the best outcome for the project
+ Ensure the design vision is not compromised through the development process
+ Contribute to the iteration of your designs, potentially through to in-house manufacture by collaborating with the rest of the design and development team at Designworks
+ Use typical product development tools including 2D (Adobe Suite) and 3D software (Solidworks)
+ Be positive and proactive in your approach to design and the general working culture
+ Use clear and concise communication skills to share your designs with clients
+ Support mentoring of junior designers and interns
+ Help champion design within the business
+ Collaborate with the rest of the design and development team, including our manufacturing office in Hong Kong

Key Requirements:

+ At least 6 years experience in product design/development (working in a consultancy environment advantageous)
+ 1st or 2:1 Bachelor's degree in Product Design or equivalent
+ Deep knowledge of materials, plastic, and metal production processes
+ Experience in developing design concepts for prototyping & manufacture. Such as electronic hardware integration, specifying suitable materials, engineering
+ Strong sketching skills – for rapid concept generation
+ Ability to work independently or in a team and across multiple projects
+ Good communication skills and be experienced in pitching presentations to clients
+ Passionate about design
+ Willingness to take direction and learn from others
+ Team player, but also able to work on own initiative
+ Fluent in English
General notes:
+ Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from third-party recruiters
+ Anything submitted to Designworks by a third-party will be considered to be unsolicited and our property, without further obligation
+ Candidates should be eligible for work within the UK
+ Competitive salary offered. Please contact us with salary expectations

Permanent - Full-time contract.

Start date – ASAP.

Application Details

Are you the right person to join our award-winning product development team?

For more information and to apply for this role, please email careers@designworkswindsor.co.uk with your CV, portfolio, and cover letter outlining why you are interested in this role.

Due to time constraints please be aware we can only respond to successful applicants.

Designworks Windsor Ltd

Designworks is an award-winning rapid design and manufacturing business with experience across a range of sectors. We love delivering innovative products, building meaningful brands, and bringing game-changing experiences to life.