It all started a little over a year ago, in 2020, with an idea, a dream and a love of birds. Bird Buddy is so much more than a smart bird feeder. It’s about building a brand and a company, about reconnecting people with nature. Of course, we need that beautiful piece of hardware that people would love to have in their yard, but it is the (re)connecting with nature and bringing joy into the lives of people all over the world that makes us get up in the morning.
Join Bird Buddy as a Senior Industrial Designer and take part in building an incredible portfolio of products that help people connect with nature. Working in a dynamic startup environment, you will have a key role in exploring, designing and validating new product ideas, and bringing those ideas through manufacturing to market. You’ll work collaboratively in-person and remotely with team members from around the world in a challenging and professional work environment. And as part of a fast-growing mission-driven company, your time will be spent on meaningful projects that have the ability to make a positive global impact.
Exploring new product ideas and uncovering opportunities in the market
Conducting user and field research to uncover new insights
Rapid 3D CAD concepting, visualization and prototyping of new ideas
Collaboration with marketing and customer engagement for validation and feedback
Design refinement and collaboration with the engineering team
Maintaining design intent through the DFM and manufacturing process
Helping to maintain a cohesive visual brand language across the portfolio
Mentoring and guiding junior designers and interns
You have a love for nature and sustainability
You enjoy new challenges and exploring the unknown
You have an incredible portfolio and experience in consumer electronics
You have strong technical skills in industrial design and 3D rendering
You have excellent communication and collaboration skills
You’re organized, detail oriented, and manage timelines well
You’re highly flexible and have the ability to prioritize tasks
You have experience mentoring interns and junior designers
What’s in it for you?
A fun, kind, and professional work environment
Competitive salary and benefits
Five weeks of paid time off
An inspiring studio space in the center of downtown Kalamazoo
Travel opportunities to Slovenia and Asia
Career development opportunities
Please send a paragraph about yourself and your portfolio link by March 9th, 2022.