Junior Industrial Designer at
Studio Wood

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Junior Industrial Designer to join our growing team. The role is full-time, working on numerous projects from concept to production, based in our studio in Bournemouth, Dorset.

DESIGN FOR GOOD - ABOUT THE STUDIO

Founded in 2013, Studio Wood is an award-winning team of multidisciplinary designers on Bournemouth’s South Coast, working with like-minded clients to create intelligent and meaningful products that make a positive impact on their industry and planet. We create products that put functionality first, transcend trends and appeal to all.

We are proud to be a gender balanced studio and are now looking to further grow and bring in an additional Junior Industrial Designer to join our team.

We work closely with our clients to ensure design solutions are intuitive, simple and honest. Sharing the same core design principles and product vision has led us to form strong, trusting relationships with our clients. Clients include; Chilly’s, Naim Audio, Kingfisher, Joseph Joseph, Beryl and Tesco.

THE ROLE

The ideal candidate will have a solid knowledge of emerging technologies whilst solving problems holistically with a human-centered approach. They would also share our emphasis on meaningful design, looking to create solutions that are accessible, sustainable, solve problems and generally elevate what came before them. The ideal candidate will be supported by a highly skilled and motivated design team.

Skills, specific knowledge and experience required:

  • Proficient in CAD (Solidworks preferred)
  • Confident and experienced using Adobe illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign
  • Strong physical sketching ability
  • Strong visualisation skills (Keyshot preferred)
  • A creative thought process with idea generation
  • Self-motivated drive with an entrepreneurial hands-on approach
  • Ability to manage time effectively whilst working to deadlines
  • Interest in prototyping/3D printing
  • Manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge and interest in sustainable design practices (including materials)

Other requirements:

  • Must be able to work from the UK (or able to secure a valid UK working visa)
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • A strong portfolio showing a high visual output
  • A valid passport and a willingness to travel overseas as and when a project requires

Nice to have:

  • A degree in Industrial Design, Product Design or a related discipline
  • Experience and interest in UX/UI
  • Digital sketching ability
  • Ability to research thoroughly
  • Keen knowledge of other visualisation/CAD packages
  • Driving license and/or independent means of transport is preferred however not essential as our studio is within walking distance of Bournemouth train station (we would prefer our team cycle/walk to work where possible)

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience: £22-26K)
  • 31 days holiday (Including bank holidays + Christmas period)
  • Pension contribution
  • Team social events
  • Training and career development
  • Coastal location - Studio is walking distance to the beach
  • The chance to work and learn in a small, fun, young, boundary-pushing team, with exposure to global brands and exciting future-thinking businesses.

How to apply or want to find out more:

Email portfolio and CV by 15/1/24 to [email protected]

Please introduce yourself via email, no need for a cover letter. Please note: We will only be considering applicants who can work from our studio in Bournemouth (no remote applications please).

Recruiters: We thank you for your interest but we prefer to hire our team directly.

Studio Wood is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and respects and values all differences (seen and unseen) in people, meaning that we welcome people from all backgrounds, as we value a diverse team. We aspire to create an inclusive studio environment and experience for our team so if there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate in the interview process or recruitment process, please let us know with your application.

Location

Bournemouth, UK google maps

Email subject: "leManoosh - Junior Industrial Designer"

To: [email protected]