Collaborate with a team of designers and assist in the creation of consumer products for the home. Provide direction and mentoring as appropriate to other designers.
-Understand our company's Brands in order to help define the future strategies of the products and company
-Create visual and functional prototypes for research and internal review
-Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively
-Communicate design intent to factories by creating Technical ID Specifications detailing fit, finishes, color, graphics, etc.
-Maintain quality assurance standards for design and color integrity throughout the product lifecycle
-Have knowledge of current trends, materials and innovations within the design and small appliances
-Explore new market opportunities and portfolio propositions
-Collaborate with Engineering and Product Marketing to innovate, design and implement simple and elegant design solutions
-Sketch concepts for conceptual brainstorming as well as for presentation
-Bring products from concept to production
-Perform additional duties as requested by management.
Attributes and Skills
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
-Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, last minute requests and quick turnarounds with a positive attitude
-Strong detail orientation with proven ability to work quickly without compromising quality
-Strong analytical ability with proven strength in suggesting creative solutions and innovative ideas
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
-A strong, original portfolio of creative work that clearly demonstrates a product development process as well as a clear sketching technique- suitable for executive presentation
-Strong understanding of mechanical engineering and part design
-Ability to deliver clear CAD to Engineering and Manufacturing.
-Knowledge of full User Experience (from embedded UI controls to out-of-box experience)
Education and Experience
-Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design
-5-8+ years of experience working as a designer in small appliances, consumer electronics, medical, or a related field
-2D skills via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
-Proficiency with CAD-Rhino, Solidworks, Pro-E required