Senior Industrial Designer at
Laut Design

The Opportunity

The Senior Industrial Designer researches, visualizes, and executes our Industrial Design team’s projects, as they are assigned. This work is done through reference gathering, industry trend analysis, ideation sketching, digital visualization techniques, stylistic surface modeling, mechanical problem solving, and model building. This position also provides mentorship and guidance to our staff and junior ID team members when individuals are struggling with their work, or would benefit from outside perspective or training on technique, visual language, or design execution.

Seniority in this role implies a high level of proficiency and prior experience in the technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required to produce top-quality work in our industry. Our firm relies on the SID role to stay current on industry trends, emergent techniques and software, and to lead our Staff and Junior ID team members by their example.

This position reports to our ID team’s Project Manager, and is accountable to that role for real-time communication, high-quality creative output, and compliance with project-based deadlines and milestones. This role receives direction from our Creative Director, and input on vision and technique from our Lead Industrial Designer.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Design
  • 5+ years work experience in Industrial Design

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribution to the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational objectives
  • A practical understanding of project requirements and their translation into design intent
  • Proven creative project execution and successful transition to production processes
  • Coordinate with internal team members, contractors, vendors, and other industry partners
  • Proficiency in design research, user profiling, and reference collection
  • Proficiency in ideation sketching and other visualization techniques
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software
  • Command of digital & physical tools of the Industrial Design field
  • Excellent organizational habits and abilities
  • Interest and desire to mentor and guide others
  • Aptitude in on-the-fly decision-making and problem-solving
  • Participation in general office tasks such as scheduling, organization, filing, clean-up, phone calls, and email correspondence
  • Participation in travel for client meetings, industry events, and company outings

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Craftsperson-like ideals, extensive knowledge of traditional tools, and proficiency in various three-dimensional devices
  • Extensive knowledge gained from working in a shop environment with wood, metal, and plastics for both additive and subtractive fabrication
  • Expert-level knowledge and expertise in working with a wide range of materials and processes
  • Ability to lift 90 pounds and climb ladders and stairs and to stand and move around the shop for a majority of the day
  • Excellent verbal skills: the ability to communicate procedures and concepts to a wide variety of constituents
  • Interest and ability to keep up with changing digital fabrication technologies such as those used in 3D printers, laser cutters, textile looms and screen printing equipment
  • Strong spatial, mechanical, and organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability and the ability to conceptualize original and unique solutions to non-standard design challenges
  • Ability to work in a noisy environment and instruct in the methods for using the equipment to best fulfill the needs of a project design
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of 3D printers, CNC mills and routers, laser cutters, sewing machines and screen printing

ABOUT THE JOB:

  • Full-time salaried pay
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K Retirement
  • Travel Opportunity

APPLICATION DETAILS:

We require submission of your résumé, cover letter, and a strong portfolio of your best work in product design, CAD modeling, prototype fabrication, and most importantly, your design process.

Portfolios should be a link to an online collection of work, or a PDF less than 25MB.

Please send via email to [email protected], and use the subject line, “Senior Industrial Designer”.

Location

Raleigh, NC, USA google maps

Email subject: "leManoosh - Senior Industrial Designer"

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