Industrial Designer


Job Description

As an Industrial Design at IDEO, you’ll have the opportunity to change the world by creating human-centered designs and experiences. Working across various disciplines and applying the design concepts on diverse projects, you’ll be working autonomous and have the ability to lead your team’s industrial design perspective.

Listening, observing, brainstorming and interacting with a diverse group of people is must for breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes. This job position may include some of the following:

  • meeting with clients to establish the design brief, including the concept, performance and production criteria;
  • working on ideas as part of a team or developing design concepts using CAD (computer-aided design);
  • taking part in specialist or multidisciplinary team meetings;
  • sketching initial design ideas;
  • identifying the suitability and availability of materials;
  • producing detailed, final hand drawings and specifications or, more likely, using dedicated computer software (CAD) to produce design specifications, including parts lists and costings;
  • making physical renderings;
  • testing the design concept;

Experience and Education

The ideal candidate possesses arts, design or product design degree. Postgraduate qualifications can be helpful for graduates from other relevant disciplines and for job opportunities within specialist market sectors. Experience gained via internship, industrial placements, design competitions and final year projects is advantageous.

Must have:

  • Excellent visual and spatial awareness
  • Well-developed technical and creative skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • IT skills, including CAD
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Salary and Location

The job location is in the vibrant San Francisco and the salary varies between 45,000 and 55,000 depending on experience.

Professional Organization

The perfect candidate should belong in one or more of the following professional organizations:
  • AIGA
  • IDSA
  • The Design Council The Design and Technology
  • Association Design Trust
  • Chartered Society of Designers