Senior Strategic Industrial Designer at Layer at Layer

The Opportunity

LAYER, an experience driven design agency is seeking a Senior Strategic Industrial Designer with 5+ years of industry experience to join their growing London studio. 

LAYER, delivers experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin Hubert and a growing creative team, LAYER is partnering with forward-thinking brands – including Nike, Samsung, Braun, BMW, Fritz Hansen, and Herman Miller – to create products that will help define the way we live, work and communicate in the future, from smart wearables and furniture systems, to the next generation of media and communication devices.

Our experience driven approach to projects requires a diverse range of skills, this particular role involves a variety of tasks but the position will ultimately be responsible to drive our strategic thinking across projects. This means you should be well versed in industrial design skills and have excellent understanding and experience of strategic design direction. The successful applicant(s) will be a proactive person with a positive attitude to become an integral team leader.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite – other languages beneficial.

We are not looking for architects or interior designers at this time.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • A creative leader, always on the pulse of what is happening and sharing inspiring and thoughtful references to provide strategic direction to leadership team
  • Strategic thinker and able to work across a number of sectors and projects whilst also balancing workload
  • Ability to own projects, client relationships, accounts, and fiscal responsibilities
  • Strong organization and team management skills, including project scoping, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and managing timelines.
  • Crafting plans for our creative team and developing guidelines to drive our strategic approach forward
  • Examining clients’ businesses to get to know their brands and understand their objectives and brand values
  • Researching and gathering data to develop well-informed strategic plans for clients
  • Strategic direction; gathering feedback from product testing, brand immersion, forecasting market trends, competitor benchmarking and observation of consumer behaviour to define relevant and inspiring insights that drives projects forward
  • Design opportunities; identifying and clustering relevant insights to drive innovative concept opportunities
  • Concept generation; Good sketching and communication abilities
  • Design visualisation; 2D (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Storytelling; able to make complex subjects understandable and construct an inspiring narrative to clients, outlining user experience, uniqueness and tying insights to final design
  • Design development ; 3D (3D modeling and rendering)
  • The candidate should be efficient with their time and be prepared to join a fast-paced environment
  • Contribute to a culture of collaboration, share skills across teams and work well as part of a diverse team


 Required software:

  •  Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • SolidWorks
  • Keyshot

Additional software:

  • 3D Studio Max        
  • Rhino



Application Process:

 If any of the following are not included, unfortunately your application will not be considered.


Email a cover letter, cv and portfolio to Emi Runnquist at 

Please write ‘Strategic Industrial Designer - Senior ’ in your subject for the email and address the email to Emi Runnquist

 All attachments must be in PDF format and in total under 20MB

Due to the volume of applications we can only reply to successful candidates – please do not follow up your application by email or phone; rest assured we review all portfolios received and will contact all applicants that fit our needs


London, UK

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