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Senior Industrial Designer and Design Researcher

BlackHagen Design, Inc. k

Dunedin, FL

May 22
Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Industrial Designer with 5-8+ years of design and user-research experience to join BH. Medical device experience is preferred. The new team member will be enabled with resources and methods to be instrumental in developing a profound experience for users of “mission-critical” devices. This position will require domestic and occasional international travel.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• The ideal candidate is personable, enjoys a relaxed studio environment, has outstanding visual, written and verbal communication skills, enjoys design research and design development equally.
• Excels in the design process from conceptualization, mockups, 2D and 3D-CAD model development (Sketchbook Pro, KeyShot, Illustrator, SolidWorks preferred), mechanical layout design, design research/contextual inquiry, brainstorming and user preference studies.
• Has significant experience with the discovery process of design research and translating those insights into design solutions that meet user needs.
• Implements a variety of user-centered design research methods, ethnography and persona creation. Optimizes user interface design by integrating UX mapping and ergonomics.
• Works in interdisciplinary teams with human factors and systems engineers to analyze and evaluate design concepts, user interfaces and generate robust designs and specifications.
• Provides accurate, well-defined, and articulate verbal, written and visual presentations to clients.
• Supports business development efforts by leading prospect meetings, sales presentations and authoring proposals.
• Travel required: Up to 10% domestic (and occasional international) travel is required to conduct design research and design-related meetings. Additional travel may be required to attend tradeshows, seminars, and other work-related activities.

Work Experience/Knowledge
Work experience of 8-10+ years in the following areas of excellence, preferably in a consultant environment:
• Bachelor’s degree (at minimum) in Industrial Design
• High proficiency in sketching, storyboarding and model-making.
• A strong familiarity with manufacturing materials and the DfX process is desired
• High proficiency with SolidWorks (including surface modeling), Adobe Suite, KeyShot and Sketchbook Pro
• Experience with design research, Ethnography/Contextual Inquiry (especially in the healthcare space) is a plus
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
• Competency in Microsoft Office Suite

Compensation and Benefits
• Flex time
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
• 7 paid holidays
• Medical, dental, vision, AD&D and life insurance
• 2 weeks’ vacation for the first four years and 3 weeks’ vacation thereafter
• 40 hours of PTO in addition to vacation
• Simple IRA investment plan matched up to 3% of salary per year
• Fitness membership

This position is on-site in beautiful Dunedin Florida with beaches, boating, cafes and breweries.

No remote work applications will be considered.
US Applicants ONLY
Background Check and Drug Test Required

BlackHagen Design, Inc.

BlackHägen Design (BH) is a research and development firm in Dunedin, FL, serving start-ups through Fortune 50 companies. At our core, user-centric processes drive innovative device development. As a result, most of our clients are medical device companies. Our culture is based on providing world-class services, balanced with living the coastal lifestyle enabled by a flex-time policy. Moreover, as a consultant, the types of products and problems we solve change constantly, resulting in an inspirational and educational career path with highly satisfying accomplishments in the healthcare industry. At BH, we invest in you with opportunities through continuing education and professional development programs.