Junior Industrial Designer at

The Opportunity

Do you want to work in a cool, young, inclusive beauty company?

Are you enthusiastic and eager to learn and problem solve?

Do you want to take the next step in your design career?

If this sounds like you, here’s the job for you!

amika is currently seeking a talented Junior Industrial Designer to join the Packaging and Visual merchandising team with 1+ years of experience. You are a sophisticated designer with compelling skill set, self-driven, strong communicator, ideation through sketching, 3D modeling and rendering, and an eye for good design, attention to detail, and up to date on current and future trends.

Roles and responsibilities will be based on candidate’s skill-level and performance.


  • Sketching and ideation
  • 3D and rendering capabilities
  • Design in a fast paced environment (Iterate quickly)
  • Support in new brand packaging and development
  • Design and production of primary and secondary packaging, collateral marketing material, in-store marketing materials, and product designs
  • Assisting in the design of in-store merchandising and displays
  • Be a team player with the design team, (Graphic and Industrial Designers)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design
  • 1+ years of experience in Industrial design, Packaging design or Beauty space
  • (Graphic design skills is a plus)
  • Strong 2D and 3D design tools (CAD, Solidworks, Keyshot, and Adobe CC suite)
  • Knowledge of visualization skills, and sketching required
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn

Applicants must include a design Portfolio.

So why should you work with us?

Heat Makes Sense, Inc. is a fast-growing hair care and tool manufacturer, with our headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and distribution in Pennsauken, NJ. We create fun, performance-driven products and tools for professional stylists and consumers since 2009. Our products are carried by salon professionals and retailers worldwide. You have seen amika in Birchbox, Sephora and in your high-end salons (www.loveamika.com) and you’ve seen Eva NYC in Costco, Target and Urban Outfitters (www.eva-nyc.com). We owe a lot of our success to our office culture and embracing a tight-knit work environment.

Unlike most companies, we create everything in-house. Our brands and Product development take an idea for a tool or shampoo and creates versions for internal testing(employee participation encouraged!). Our amazingly innovative design studio to creates our unique packaging and marketing materials and our operations produces and distributes the new products. From there, marketing, sales and ecommerce take the reins to tell the world. All along the way, we have our executives, finance/accounting and HR/Admin departments to make sure the company itself is running smoothly. Every employee has an impact on the company, which inspires our collaborative culture.

Over the years we have defined our core values as inclusivity, sustainability, wellness and community engagement in our beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond. As we implement new processes and procedures, we rely on feedback and input from our employees to ensure every employee feels welcomed, safe and valued. We aim to practice what we preach and believe that our culture contributes to our success.

Here are just a few elements of our culture that you can look forward to:

  • An inclusive environment amplifies our employees’ voices in fundamental conversations
  • A staff of ambitious people who want to set roots down with us and advance in their career
  • Ongoing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training
  • Monthly wellness events like yoga, meditation and guest speakers
  • Striving towards an environment where you can be free to be yourself
  • Rooftop BBQ’s in the summer and unforgettable holiday parties
  • Off-site volunteer and mentorship opportunities with various NYC-based organizations
  • A safe space to let your ideas be heard and truly make an impact in the type of day-to-day you have always wanted
  • Sustainability initiatives like composting, recycling and clean energy
  • Shared the same core values among staff and who are passionate about what they do

Here are some quotes from real employees to tell you about who we are:

  • “Great products, great ideas, fun environment, great employees, capable and caring management, and endless opportunities for growth and development.”
  • “A warm and encouraging atmosphere.”
  • “Relationships between co-workers are extremely important here, which makes the overall experience of going to work very pleasant.”
  • “Hard work is recognized.”
  • “I feel lucky to be a part of a brand that is on an upward path—it is a very exciting time.”
  • “Lots of fun events where you spend time and get to know coworkers outside the office, overall my team felt like a family, and that’s rare in the workplace.”
  • “Super supportive management that really lets you have a voice and listens to your input and ideas.”

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Quarterly product allowance for all HMS brands
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Make friends
  • Love going to work every day

Ready to apply?

Please click the link that will bring you to our careers page through Greenhouse. Submit a cover letter describing yourself and why you’d be the perfect fit along with your resume.


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