Junior Industrial Designer


Date Posted



Industrial Design October 12, 2017 fuseproject San Francisco, CA, USA

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We are currently seeking Industrial Designers that possess outstanding skills in research, sketching, form/detail development and CAD modeling/rendering) and the desire to work on a wide range of products in a creative and multi-disciplinary collaborative studio. Industrial Designers gain a deep understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods to improve the design and usability of an item.


Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:

  • Sketching and ideation of initial design ideas
  • Producing detailed, final hand drawings and specifications or, more likely, using dedicated computer software (CAD) to produce design specifications, including parts lists and cost
  • Making sample mock-ups and testing working models by hand or using computerised prototyping equipment (CAD)
  • Working alongside engineers and model-makers
  • Conducting research and devising design proposals for a variety of projects
  • Researching and identifying the suitability and availability of materials for the designed item to make sure it is cost effective
  • Taking part in specialist or multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Occasionally travelling to clients’ production facilities and evaluating the feasibility of production
  • Making presentations to senior design management or clients, either when bidding for a contract or to present design proposals.
  • Helping identify interns and Industrial Design I candidates

Required Skills/Experience

  • 2-4 years of professional design agency experience
  • High degree of proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Awesome in 3D software (such as Alias, Solidworks or Rhino)
  • Excellent at hand sketching, model making and mock-ups
  • Deep knowledge of materials, plastic and metal production processes
  • Understanding quality control and other techniques for manufacturing
  • Willingness to take direction and learn from others
  • Passionate thinker about consumer behavior
  • Multilingual skills are welcome
  • Sensitivity to international consumers and markets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Product Design