Senior Industrial Designer
San Jose & San Francisco
Whipsaw is seeking a Senior Industrial Designer to create and develop inventive, cutting-edge industrial design solutions. You will be involved in many roles, including concept creation, 3D CAD development and project leadership. Strong communication skills are necessary to act as a liaison between Whipsaw and our clients, leading the team's everyday activities and setting expectations to drive deadlines in both our office locations. You will need to be a self-driven problem solver with a rigorous eye for detail and the ambition to change the world. You must have
current documentation to be able to work in the United States.
As a Senior Designer you will be required to (but not limited to):
* Collaborate with design team members to create radical, functional and aesthetic design solutions.
* Communicate and interact directly with clients in a project leadership role.
* Drive need-finding exercises, user and client research to create meaningful design solutions.
* Work with design and engineering teams to develop products that push the level of quality in both thinking and execution.
* Effectively communicate ideas visually through hand sketches, model making techniques, and 3D CAD and rendering.
* Mentor and motivate fellow designers, and lead by example for both design methodology and technical expertise
Some things we consider critical:
* Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Industrial Design.
* 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following product categories: consumer,
* Deep appreciation for creative exploration and aesthetic refinement.
* Passionate about how things work, and a good understanding of materials and
* An obsession for detail while maintaining a context for the big picture.
* Proficient in relevant design software ie: SolidWorks, Rhino, Alias, Keyshot, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Fundamental understanding of shop and fabrication techniques
* English proficiency.
* Self-starter and team player.