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The Opportunity

About Blond

Founded in 2015 by James Melia, blond is a strategy-led, London-based, creative studio — currently ranked as the number-one design studio across America and Europe by the prestigious Red Dot awards.

We create physical products, spaces and experiences for a range of clients; both large and small, from world-leading brands to ambitious and disruptive start-ups. We offer these partners the full package, including; industrial design, graphics, branding, UX and UI, packaging and visualisation (CGI).

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Lead Senior Industrial Designer to join our fast-growing team.

You will be an integral part of the studio and be exposed to all aspects of a design project, being involved in every stage of the process, from research to strategy, ideation to visualisation. As a Lead Designer, you will also be expected to lead projects and manage client relationships.

Day-to-day Duties

  • Leading a small team of juniors and mid-weight staff
  • Participation in ideation sessions
  • Engage in, and management of; desktop and field research
  • Strategic design thinking
  • Managing projects, including schedule, resources, deliverables, and reviews
  • CAD, visualisation and presentation creation
  • Client meetings and correspondence
  • Skills and Attributes (required)
  • At least eight years of industry experience
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to think holistically about projects — using strategic creativity to help our partners achieve their goals
  • Eagerness to become part of a tight-knit team and a brand advocate
  • Ability to manage and lead creative projects from start to finish
  • Client-facing communication skills
  • Creativity and innovation-focused
  • Exceptional CAD skills; must include Rhino (3D) and Adobe (2D)
  • Strong Keyshot skills
  • Able to present work beautifully, with clarity
  • Detail-oriented
  • Great communicator and confident communicating with clients
  • Willingness to teach and support other staff members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required
  • A strong understanding of design for manufacture
  • Interest in working across multiple sectors
  • Excellent knowledge of design
  • Willing to travel internationally for meetings/development workshops
  • Passionate about design
  • Able to work in the UK

Skills and Attributes (beneficial)

  • Able to start immediately
  • Bachelor\\\'s degree in Industrial/Product Design
  • Ability to speak a language other than English
  • Knowledge of Solidworks and 3Ds Max (+Vray)

Company Benefits

All permanent staff benefit from VitalityHealth (Private Healthcare)

How to Apply

Please note, applications that do not follow these steps will not be reviewed:

  • Send a PDF copy of your CV and portfolio to [email protected]
  • Please title the email: Blond Lead Designer May 2023
  • No Issuu or web-based portfolios, please.
  • PDF portfolio should be no larger than 15MB
  • No need to create a cover letter; please introduce yourself via email
  • Please clearly state your salary expectations within the email
  • Within the introduction email, please clearly state your availability
  • Application deadline: 18th May 2023

Please note: due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to reply to successful candidates


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