Senior Industrial Designer/ Design Powerhouse

TEAMS Design USA k

Chicago, IL

Feb 7
Job Description

We are looking for a talented and experienced industrial designer to join our Chicago office. We provide support for our clients throughout the product development process. We expect that any experienced designer can contribute throughout the process from research into production.

TEAMS Design is an award winning, multi-national Design firm with studios in Chicago, Esslingen, Hamburg, Belgrade and Shanghai. Our work ranges from housewares to industrial tools, from forks to forklifts. We are known for our brand-wide approach, often developing whole product lines.

The ideal candidate should have 5-7 years of experience with a portfolio that demonstrates project management skills as well as strong basic ID skills, showing wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative thinking, and pragmatic solution finding.

Specific Skills Desired:
Bachelor degree in industrial design or directly related field
5-7 years experience in industrial design

Project and client management experience
Good verbal communication and showmanship skills
Great story telling skills
Excellent aesthetic skills, critical judgment of form and visual detail
Concept exploration sketching skills –ability to think through problems visually
Good understanding of the product development process
Understanding of materials and processes
Presentation and computer rendering skills (Adobe Creative Suite)
3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks
Self-motivated and passionate about design
English proficiency required, German or other languages a plus

Application Details


Other Ways To Apply
Email is preferred:

Marianne Grisdale
TEAMS Design
1812 West Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60622

Submission Details
Please be sure to include a complete portfolio with your resume to help our selection of interview candidates. Please keep email attachments under 8MB. We would also appreciate a cover letter (which may be your email) that explains what job you are applying for and why. You may submit your materials via a cloud-based file transfer such as Hightail, DropBox, Google Docs, or post on your own ftp or portfolio site.

Further details about TEAMS Design: www.teamsdesign.com


TEAMS is an award winning design firm with over 100 professionals including designers, engineers and strategists, all from diverse backgrounds. You can think of us as a colorful mix, just like our brand colors. We specialize in global product-oriented brand development in the areas of industrial design, user experience design and brand communication. To us, the word ‘product’ transcends what is tangible and also includes services, results, solutions and ideas that help a brand or company to achieve their mission. Our talent to take concepts all the way from strategy to realization sets us apart and makes us experts in delivering strategies that can be successfully implemented and sustained. We are a truly global company, our flourishing studios are located in Esslingen, Hamburg, Chicago, Belgrade, and in Shanghai. Never staying in the same place for too long, our team of designers, engineers and strategists are constantly on-the-go, making each studio their ‘home.’ With nearly 60 years of experience and over 1,000 prestigious design awards, we are one of the longest-running design consultancies in the world. Our collaboration with over 300 clients helps us look forward to more than 650 projects per year.