Industrial/Product Designer at
Kelly Wearstler

The Opportunity

Kelly Wearstler is looking for a highly motivated, creative and passionate industrial designer with experience in the luxury product industry. This candidate must have a strong foundation with an elevated sensibility of materiality and design specifically related to concept development and product fabrication. The designer will work closely with the head furniture and lighting designers on various company-wide projects including furniture collections, lighting collections, luxury home objects, custom hospitality designs and one-of-a-kind furniture for residential projects. He/She will be involved in all phases of the design process from initial sketch ideation to creating a working drawing set for manufacturers through the product development phase. This is a full-time designer position with compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.

DUTIES

 

  • Assist the Directors of Furniture and Lighting in meeting all product development related deadlines.
  • Hand sketching for new concepts.
  • Creating detailed and thorough orthographic shop drawings for products in AutoCAD
  • Utilizing Sketchup, Rhino, Podium and/or Keyshot for 3D renderings of products.
  • Coordinate with Interiors department on their furniture and product development related projects.
  • Responsible for keeping a detailed production schedule for weekly outside production meetings for both our internal design team and outside vendors.
  • Weekly outside vendor visits within Los Angeles assisting the directors in overseeing product development and production.
  • Daily vendor correspondence and coordination.
  • Assisting production team in following through on client orders and reporting weekly.
  • Assist with coordinating logistics pertaining to product development and production.
  • Ability to execute quality control inspections with a critical eye.
  • Manage and maintain design assets and material library to maximize efficient location and retrieval by KW staff.
  • Create Excel and shared google doc spreadsheets for product specifications and market orders.
  • Project leadership and present on an as need basis.

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • 5+ years in high-end product development.
  • Demonstrate expertise in AutoCAD.
  • Strong hand-sketching skills.
  • Digital 3D modeling capabilities in programs such as SketchUp, Rhino or Autocad 3D. Experience with 3D printing is a plus.
  • Understanding of construction and materiality. Hands on furniture making experience a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of luxury, high-end furniture and product design.
  • Portfolio showing experience with innovative designs.
  • Highly organized with a strong work ethic, great attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and take initiative.
  • Ability to multitask and effectively meet tight deadlines.

Location

Los Angeles, CA, USA google maps

Email subject: "leManoosh - Industrial/Product Designer"

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