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Senior Industrial Designer

Landscape Forms k

Kalamazoo, MI

Aug 30
Job Description

Our Philosophy

Would you like to be a part of a company that was founded on design?

Design is our identity and first priority. Landscape Forms is the industry leader in high-design site furniture, advanced LED lighting, structures, and outdoor environments.

Our philosophy is simple. Design, Culture, and Craft drive everything that we do.

Summary

As a Senior Industrial Designer, you will be part of a team responsible for shaping the future of outdoor spaces. This role will lead product design activities through all phases of the design and development process, with internal project teams as well as world-class design partners. We’re looking for applicants with a diverse range of design skills, process knowledge, and strategic thinking ability.

Are you a maker? At Landscape Forms we believe in craft and quality products that last decades. We love building things and consider this a critical part of the design process. You’ll have access to a top-notch model shop to turn your ideas into products that aren’t just 3D printed models, but usable, functional prototypes.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Since our founding in 1969 we’ve had a strong connection to nature, and believe it inspires great design, so we built our headquarters to immerse our team in that philosophy. Our campus is located on 58 wooded acres just east of Kalamazoo, Michigan, with beautifully landscaped zones for collaborating, interacting, or simply focusing. Our culture is core to who we are, and we’re looking for someone that is proactive, positive, and thrives in a highly collaborative team environment. You’ll partner closely with marketing, engineering, and outside vendors to bring the next generation of world-class products to life.

Responsibilities

Exudes creativity and a passion for design
Strong communication skills; must be comfortable communicating point of view
Ability to manage multiple projects at all phases of development, from concept to production
Prolific concept exploration through sketching and excellent visual communication
Highly proficient in 2D design development
Highly proficient in 3D design and surface development
Hands-on and comfortable in the model shop – wood working and metal fabrication a plus
Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, particularly through a lens of sustainability
Ability to communicate and maintain design intent to a cross-functional team from concept to completion
Preferred Software

Photoshop
Illustrator
Keyshot
Rhino
Solidworks

Landscape Forms

Landscape Forms is the industry’s premier global brand of outdoor furniture, LED lighting and accessories. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Southern Europe, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. The company has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. Landscape Forms was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US.