SCAD industrial design students create memorable experiences by directly influencing the aesthetic language, performance and value of products and services. Their identification of design opportunities, engagement in scenario planning and proposed solutions to real-world challenges have been recognized by international organizations, such as the European Product Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards, and the Red Dot Design Awards, where industrial design students won several Best of the Best Awards in recent years.
As a part of SCAD’s innovative School of Design faculty, you have an opportunity to inspire students to solve design challenges, consider strategic business objectives and shape the form, function and emotional experiences of everyday life. Ideal candidates will understand user experience design, product conceptualization and development, and possess advanced visualization skills. Industrial design experience to lead an active and engaging learning environment that mirrors professional studio practices is essential.
Working alongside highly motivated and diverse students, you will lead collaborative studios and find opportunities to partner with the creatives and executives of leading brands, such as AT&T, Dynacraft, Mattel, Microsoft and BMW, to generate imaginative, feasible solutions to real-world design challenges. The result? Outstanding portfolios that help our graduates take the professional world by storm.
One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment to live, work and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. A heartbeat away from dozens of Fortune 500 companies and ODM corporations that often ally with SCAD on real-world projects and experiences, SCAD Atlanta hums with creative energy, housing an expansive library, digital labs, a museum and a distinctive design studio by Renzo Piano, where professors and students have 24-hour access to a foundry, computer labs, a 3-D rapid prototyping printer and more.
• Terminal degree or its equivalent in industrial design or a related field
• Professional experience documented through design work
• Understanding of user-centered research, ideation and development
• Strong proficiency in 3-D model making and prototype development, from foam rapid study models to professional working prototypes
• Experience in digital modeling software for 3-D printing and rapid prototyping process, including SLA, FDM and laser-cutting
• Desire to mentor exceptional students
• Ability to foster an active and engaging learning environment