Mid-weight/Senior Industrial Designer

Location: Datchet, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time

IDC is looking for a Mid-weight/Senior Industrial Designer

What we do

IDC is a leading, dynamic product development consultancy credited with many internationally recognised awards such as Red Dot Best of the Best and Medical Design Excellence Awards. With over 45 years of experience, we are one of the most established design agencies in the UK serving national and overseas clients.

We deliver the full package of product development services from user research, concept generation, usability and detailed design to testing and transferring our innovative work into production. Our team of product designers, engineers, model makers and project managers closely collaborate to not only reinforce our positive working culture but to ensure that we design commercial, technically robust and desirable products.

What we could do for you

Variety is certainly one of the things that define us. Whether for large or small projects, our client base ranges from SME’s to large multinational companies across many market sectors such as medical, consumer and industrial products.

With this diversity of work, you will enjoy being constantly exposed to new materials, techniques, technologies and different user groups. You will also be able to develop your creative and engineering skills with our broad and fast-moving projects - which always keeps things exciting.

Along with the varied and exciting work in a vibrant and friendly environment, IDC offer a competitive salary, pension, life insurance, permanent health insurance and basic health cover.

The role

You will undertake industrial design activities throughout the NPD cycle for varied clients, providing design leadership to the client and internally. This includes contextual, user and market research, user experience, involvement in technical problem solving, concept design and design development, form development and other areas of detail.

You Are:

  • Motivated and passionate about exceptional products
  • A creative, tenacious, and flexible team-player
  • A design thinker: able to conceive the “big idea” behind a concept (not just draw an object) and someone who can develop a justified point of view on a design quickly
  • Highly skilled in form development, visual brand language and attention to detail
  • Empathetic for users, with strong capability in the design of physical and digital interactions and sound knowledge of research methods
  • Experienced with research, ergonomics, CMF, UI and are collaborative with mechanical/electronic engineers
  • Able to pitch and present at the highest level and explain design decisions
  • Self-motivated, collaborative and you effectively manage your time and goals
  • Switched-on to trends in design, lifestyle, culture, technology, materials and manufacturing

You Have Evidence of:

  • 5+ years commercial client-facing design experience
  • A relevant degree in Product Design/Industrial Design
  • High competency in 3D CAD (ideally SolidWorks), detailed surfacing capability
  • Very high standard of visual communication in sketching and digital/analogue concept presentation
  • An outstanding design portfolio with examples of solving problems in elegant ways

Please ensure you attach a portfolio of your work or provide a link where it can be viewed.

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