Job Description

We’re seeking an experienced Industrial Designer self-driven to do great work in a fun and flexible design consultancy environment. While this position is highly selective in terms of talent and ability, it is most suited to candidates who are self-motivated to do great work regardless of the client, project, or day of the week. Our new team member will share our grit and determination to define our own creative careers.

Seniority in this role implies a high level of proficiency and prior experience in the technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required to produce top-quality work in our industry. Our firm relies on the SID role to stay current on industry trends, emergent techniques and software, and to lead our Staff and Junior ID team members by their example.

TO APPLY: We require submission of your résumé, cover letter, and a strong portfolio of your best work in product ideation, modeling, rendering, fabrication, and most importantly, your design process. Please send these items to jobs@lautdesign.com. Portfolios should be a link to an online collection of work, or a PDF less than 25MB.

About Laut Design

We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a flexible work schedule, generous PTO, and a strong commitment to work life balance. We are an energetic, close-knit, fun-loving team that works hard but still enjoys getting together for game night or beers on the rooftop. We have a "dogs welcome" office policy and other perks we'd love to tell you more about!

REQUIREMENTS:
• A self-starter eager to contribute their vision and creative execution through work with our core staff in Raleigh.
• An inspired, creative thinker with well-organized ability to manage their own tasks and build their own career.
• A rejector of big corporate structure, meetings about meetings, and the blame game.
• A perpetual student of styling, process, and technology.
• A practical understanding of project requirements and their translation into design intent
• Proven creative project execution and successful transition to production processes
• Coordination with internal team members, contractors, vendors, and other industry partners
• Proficiency in design research, user profiling, and reference collection
• Proficiency in ideation sketching and other visualization techniques
• Proficiency in 3D CAD software
• Command of digital & physical tools of the Industrial Design field
• Excellent organizational habits and abilities
• Interest and desire to mentor and guide others
• Aptitude in on-the-fly decision-making and problem-solving
• Participation in travel for client meetings, industry events, and company outings
Proprietary

NICE TO HAVE:
• Knowledge and experience of CNC programming and operation
• Knowledge and interest in rapid prototyping and fabrication (3D printing, mold creation)
• Proficiency in UI/UX, user research or design strategy

Candidates must be willing to master a variety of tasks from participating in design research, early conceptualization and mechanism brainstorming to detailed part design and manufacturing preparation. You will be working alongside our ID and Brand teams in collaboration on most projects, and will foster your advancement by managing projects of your own.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Application Details

We require submission of your résumé, cover letter, and a strong portfolio of your best work in product ideation, modeling, rendering, fabrication, and most importantly, your design process. Please send these items to jobs@lautdesign.com. Portfolios should be a link to an online collection of work, or a PDF less than 25MB.

Laut Design

We dream of opportunities, visualize solutions, and execute plans for creative brand and product challenges in any industry.

Great design is great for business.

Our shared belief in these core values unites our team and empowers us to achieve our operational, organizational, and team goals.

Engage Early | Quickly respond, learn, and adapt to keep creativity flowing.
Be Authentically Human | Build relationships because partners are better than clients.
Think Deeply | Create layers of meaningful detail.
Accept Challenge | Seek variety that fosters new ideas.
Never Settle | Be ridiculously determined.

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