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Principal Designer (m/f) Product Design at Phoenix Design GmbH + Co. KG

The Opportunity

You are a motivated and experienced designer?

You are looking for a new adventure in a growing team?

You are ready to take the lead and inspire us?

– Then join us in our new studio in Shanghai as



Who are we?

PHOENIX DESIGN is one of the leading independent design studios in the world. More than 750 design awards (1st place – iF Ranking Creative Design Offices) are living testimony to our excellent quality. Our success is mainly based on our exceptional team – our designers, strategists, technologists, and model makers collaborate on projects from various industries: Consumer Electronics, Sanitary Equipment, Medical Technology, Industry and Transportation. With our broad spectrum of national and international clients, you will be provided with a wide range of development opportunities.

At PHOENIX DESIGN we pursue a holistic concept, characterized by a user-oriented and brand-representative design and offer you a career option tailored to meet your personal needs. We are convinced that motivated and highly qualified individuals create great dynamics. Our teams complement each other by following an interdisciplinary approach, creating room for constant evolvement.

What will you be doing?

As Lead Product Designer you will inspire and motivate our team with extraordinary ideas. You are capable of tracing the newest trends in all areas, demonstrate unusual solution methods and strive to break new ground.

With your unconventional way of thinking you can trigger enthusiasm in our international clients like Adidas, Audi, Axor, Haier, Huawei, LG, Midea, Samsung and Zeiss and put projects into an unusual context, always aiming to achieve particularly innovative results.

You know and apply specific procedures and techniques from the areas of innovation, creativity and research. Hence you will initiate the introduction of design tools and strategies to specifically improve the creativity and innovation power of the teams.

What do we expect from you?

  • At least 6 years of professional experience, preferably in an international setting – experience on the Chinese market would be a nice add-on
  • Exceptional design competence coupled with a high level of analytical and conceptual skills within the framework of complex and challenging projects
  • Deep understanding of holistic user experience with regard to the brand and to user needs
  • Sense for trends and passion for product concepts and design
  • Experience in preparing and conducting pitch presentations
  • You enjoy working together in interdisciplinary teams
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills (English and/or German)
  • Chinese skills would be beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of design processes and methods
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Inspiration, motivating personality, versatility and passion

What can you expect from us?

  • Permanent position in our new office
  • Freedom to develop yourself professionally
  • Flat hierarchies and good communication within the whole studio
  • Further training through workshops and courses as well as trade show and congress attendances
  • You will be part of a team that doesn’t only emphasize competence but also attaches great value to team spirit and an amicable way of working together

Do you want to become a Phoenix?

…then please send your application including CV, cover letter and portfolio with your most significant work samples (PDF or online) to [email protected] and be a part of our success story!

Please let us also know the earliest possible date to join our team.

For any further questions, please contact Katharina Unger at +49 711-955976-32 or [email protected]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!



Shanghai, China

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