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Senior Industrial Designer

New York, NY | Job #319423
Job Title: Senior Industrial Designer
Location: New York, New York
Type: Freelance / Contract
Our client is in need of a Senior Industrial Designer. As a Senior Industrial Designer you will lead end-to-end work streams, designing brand-defining experiences for a range of consumer-facing products. This is an extremely visible role. Work will span the design process, from front end design definition to agile development and implementation, so your work may include everything from mapping the ideal customer journey to evolving a product feature after an MVP launch. This role is indefinitely remote

Senior Industrial Designer Responsibilities:

  • Consult with stakeholders to determine design requirements
  • Identify design problems and opportunities within brief/context
  • Research the various ways a particular product might be used, and who will use it
  • Develop and iterate multiple credible designs through sketches, prototypes, and renderings
  • Judge solution quality and context appropriateness
  • Articulate user, business, or technical reasoning for a design decision
  • Manage the development process from concept to factory production while keeping within budgets and timelines
  • Collaborate with other specialists, such as mechanical engineers and manufacturers, to evaluate whether their design concepts will fill needs at a reasonable cost
  • Manage design detailing and flawless execution of the design throughout the complete product development process
  • Attentive to detail in evaluation of pre-production hardware samples, providing direction for final production
  • Ensure the implementation and evolution of design standards
  • Advocate for new products through the entire design and production process from early-stage concept to creation of samples and mass production
  • Participate in product roadmap planning
  • Manage multiple projects and meet quality, timelines as well as budget expectations
  • Present designs and demonstrate prototypes to stakeholders for approval
  • Manage external design firm partners regarding scope/process/budgets expertise
  • Communicate project status to leadership and cross functional teams

Senior Industrial Designer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or four or more years of work experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with human-centered design methodologies, empathy for end users, and passion for teaching and learning from others to shape process and culture
  • Strong design communication skills, both in team collaboration and written documentation
  • Strengths in areas such as designing consumer electronics products
  • You are self-organized and a self-starter who sees the next steps that need to be taken
  • Expertise in core design and prototyping tools including Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Solid Works, KeyShot, and Sketch with an interest in exploring new tools and processes

Job ID: 319423RC
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.