Sr. Industrial Designer - Poplabs
PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. We’ve since sold more than 200 million grips and expanded our portfolio to include a broad range of empowering, expressive, and fun products. We aim to build an Eternal Positivity Machine—an adaptable global brand that makes an increasing positive impact on the world every year.
A Sr. Industrial Designer at PopSockets demonstrates the ability and willingness to develop innovative, exciting solutions to business problems, while possessing passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions. They take a humble collaborative approach required to understand organizational problems and believe in a nonhierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust. Fascinated with how users experience products, this designer has a customer-centric hunger to improve those experiences.
This position is located in our Boulder, CO Headquarters.
Design and develop products from concept to prototyping and testing phases
Deliver world-class 3D models, drawings, and renders
Facilitate work sessions with product teams and users to define key design goals and requirements
Lead the user-experience and product-design efforts for the team
Conduct user research to inform, iterate, and validate the product design using methods such as field observations, interviews, contextual inquiries, surveys, and remote usability testing
Work closely Mechanical Engineering to ensure parts meet manufacturability and cost requirements
Create prototypes early and often
Interface closely with Product Management to define new product features and priorities while generating supporting reference documentation
Collaborate with the Software team to develop cohesive experiences that link our physical and digital products
Coordinate with our CMF (Colors, Materials, Finishes) team
Work with our manufacturing partners to ensure our designs become realities
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent
7+ years of hands-on experience in either design-led organizations or agencies, preferably with experience in high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
Experience in 5+ major product or portfolio releases
Expert command of industry standard design tools (eg Solidworks, Keyshot, Adobe CS)
High attention to detail
Highly skilled at complex surfacing
Experience conducting user research and user testing
Exceptional collaborator with cross-functional teams from engineering, design, and business
Embraces a hands-on approach with frequent quick prototyping
Strong communication skills, with ability to articulate and optimize design based on the value to the user and the business
Ability to work effectively in a team setting, including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% (conditions allowing)
PopSockets is dedicated to the practice of equal opportunity employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, color, creed, ancestry, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, unsafe or otherwise non-welcoming work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers; and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.