Design

Position:  Junior Industrial Designer  (UX Specialist)

SmartShape is a design and innovation consultancy.  Our team works collaboratively within a highly creative setting while bringing innovative new product concepts to life. 

Our ideal candidate thinks outside the box to create smart and innovative solutions for industrial design challenges, creates models and prototypes to test & validate new ideas and has the know-how to optimize concepts for design functionality and manufacturability.  No two SmartShape customers or projects are alike, which is why we take the time to understand our client’s needs in an intimate, consultative manner

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and engage within a highly creative design and engineering team setting
  • Build relationships of trust with existing clients
  • Network to meet new potential clients within our verticals
  • Create smart and innovative solutions for industrial design challenges
  • Create models and prototypes to test and validate ideas
  • Evaluate and optimize concepts for design function and manufacturability
  • Present and communicate ideas effectively
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Pull from an intrinsic motivation to succeed, powered by a passion for product development

Qualifications

  • BS or BFA in Industrial Design or equivalent
  • 0-2 years’ experience in product design and development outside an academic setting
  • Strong design instincts and sound judgement skills for design
  • Experience and demonstrated skill levels of common design methods and processes
  • Creative sketching capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal, telephone, communication and organizational skills
  • Effective time management and the ability to prioritize & multi-task
  • Proficient in the following programs:  Outlook, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)

Company Insights

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) program
  • Flexible PTO
  • Casual, creative and engaging work environment

Are you a creative industrial designer with a passion for product and a strong interest in UX design and development?  We’d love to hear from you.

To be considered for this position, please submit PDFs of your cover letter, resume and portfolio to Patrick Brown, Director of Design and User Experience:  pbrown@smartshape.design