Senior Industrial Designer at fuseproject

The Opportunity

Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods.

We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups such as Herman Miller, Samsung, USAID/DFID, PayPal, Movado, Kodak and many more.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Industrial Designer that have outstanding product portfolio and experience building and guiding a team of designers.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:

  • Defining and leading the activities required to generate a clear, compelling and actionable design point of view for the project team
  • Primary content creator and responsible for all Design deliverables on the project
  • Collaborating with account mangers and design leads to define and refine scope, brief, and approach to the project
  • Interacting independently with the client to further fuseproject’s design point of view and to support the continuity of design vision throughout the production process
  • Mentoring Industrial Designers I and II and Interns
  • Working with HR to identify and recruit talent for the team
  • Collaborating closely with the product portfolio director leading the European fuse team, supporting the strategic design direction of the portfolio in-line with fuse SF creative leadership
  • Ongoing day-to-day involvement with the client’s engineering, science/R&D, operations and manufacturing teams
  • Strong communication skills and must communicate with the SF design team on a daily basis

Required skills/Experience:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in marketing, product design/development, brand management, strategic product planning, strategy consulting, or equivalent
  • Live, breath, love design
  • Experience with major national or international brands a must
  • Consulting agency experience a must
  • Deep knowledge of materials, plastic and metal production processes
  • Deep understanding quality control and other techniques for manufacturing
  • Willingness to take direction and learn from others
  • Passionate thinker about consumer behavior
  • Multilingual skills are welcome
  • Sensitivity to international consumers and markets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Product Design
  • This role may be temp-to-perm depending on skills and experience

Location

San Francisco, CA, USA

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