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The Opportunity

Great product design starts with great insights, and great insights are powered by a broad perspective. Because Gensler’s work and clients cross virtually every market sector and geographic border, our Product Development practice has the unique ability to unleash the possibilities of new materials, the latest technologies, and evolving needs. As strategists and designers working with manufacturers, we leverage this knowledge and application-based viewpoint to boost a product ’ s commercial appeal and optimize end-user experience.

Your Role

As an Industrial Designer working within our Product Development practice, you will participate in the entire product design process — from visioning to conceptual design to design development to validation. Throughout this process, you will maintain a continuous dialogue with the Gensler design team and the manufacturer.

What You Will Do

  • Support the Product Development practice area in the firm’s Northeast region by working with multiple teams inside and outside of Gensler to create new products for the built environment (including furniture, seating, wall systems, lighting, flooring, washroom equipment, and hardware)
  • Research and evaluate the competitive landscape
  • Facilitate and participate in pre-design innovation sessions
  • Meet with Product Development and Design Directors for briefings and reviews
  • Evaluate the feasibility of design concepts relative to appearance, performance, safety, code compliance, installation ease, serviceability/maintenance, manufacturability, and cost/price objectives
  • Prepare sketches, illustrations, renderings, and CAD drawings using computer-aided design equipment and programs
  • Recommend appropriate materials, finishes, and colors
  • Prepare client presentation documents
  • Participate in client presentations
  • Review prototypes and mock-up

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or related major
  • 5-7 years of professional Industrial Design experience in relevant product categories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (must present ideas and information in a clear, concise, well-organized manner)
  • Well-developed sketching, drawing, visualization, and rendering skills
  • Expertise in visualization and modeling software programs (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, Keyshot)
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • 3D printing and/or model-making experience
  • Understanding of ergonomics and wire management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/assembly processes and molding techniques
  • Computational design experience a plus
  • Revit proficiency a plus
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Demonstrated curiosity, creativity, energy, and enthusiasm a muse

Life at Gensler

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 49 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.


Gensler celebrates diversity and our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer of choice. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

You may view our Pay Transparency Statement , your EEO rights under the law , and EEO is the law supplemental information . Gensler shares the right to work and participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

Gensler endeavors to make accessible to all applicants. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us .

Regarding Gensler’s approach to recruiting new talent, we will never ask an applicant for sensitive or personal financial information during the recruitment process. We advise all applicants seeking employment with Gensler to review available information on recruitment fraud . Anyone who suspects that they have been contacted by someone falsely representing Gensler should email [email protected] .


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