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Senior Industrial/Product Designer

Workshop/APD Workshop/APD Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Oct 24 '18Posted on:
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Senior Furniture/Product Designer

Workshop/APD is seeking a Senior Furniture/Product Designer to join our design team and lead our furniture & product design efforts. This sector of our business is growing rapidly as our licensing and private label opportunities expand and as our luxury residential and hospitality work demand more and more custom solutions.

 In addition to general product/furniture design, the candidate will be responsible for working with our design teams to realize 3D printed prototypes and full scale fabrication and assembly of various designs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design scope includes: furniture, lighting, plumbing fixtures, hardware, rugs, wall coverings, and other interior and architectural features.
  • Create sketches, renderings, fabrication drawings, and 3d models as necessary to bring designs to full scale realization.
  • Interact with suppliers, vendors, and fabricators.
  • Work closely with our team of designers to develop project details to production quality.
  • Provide accurate development schedule and work within set project time constraints.
  • A degree in Industrial Design or Furniture/Product Design.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in residential and/or hospitality design.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks, Rhino 3d, KeyShot, and Adobe Suite required.
  • Additional proficiency in 3DS Max and AutoCAD a plus.
  • Must be comfortable creating sketches, renderings and presentations, fabrication drawings, and quality digital models.
  • Previous experience with all aspects of 3D printing required. (Makerbot & Form Labs experience a plus)
  • Experience with upholstered pieces required.
  • Knowledge of industry terms, production methods and constructability required.
  • Knowledge of furniture history, current designers and emerging trends required.
  • Be willing to help out and shift responsibilities as required in this dynamic work place.
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are paramount.
  • Experience managing junior staff.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A degree in Industrial Design or Furniture/Product Design.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in residential and/or hospitality design.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks, Rhino 3d, KeyShot, and Adobe Suite required.
  • Additional proficiency in 3DS Max and AutoCAD a plus.
  • Must be comfortable creating sketches, renderings and presentations, fabrication drawings, and quality digital models.
  • Previous experience with all aspects of 3D printing required. (Makerbot & Form Labs experience a plus)
  • Experience with upholstered pieces required.
  • Knowledge of industry terms, production methods and constructability required.
  • Knowledge of furniture history, current designers and emerging trends required.


Salary/ Benefits:

Workshop/APD offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, matched 401(k) plan, short and long term disability, education reimbursement program, performance bonus, and paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal days).

About the firm: 

Workshop/APD is a design and architecture firm founded in New York City in 1999 by Principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen. The studio has since grown to more than 45 employees with an enviable roster of work that runs the gamut from seaside retreats and sleek urban lofts to luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments and trend-setting restaurants.  Workshop/APD is not bound by project type or a singular aesthetic, actively leveraging past experiences to solve a myriad of design challenges. The firm offers an environment that fosters creativity and embraces technological advances in products, design, and materials. As such, they advocate big ideas and believe in conceptualizing projects first, over merely designing them. The Workshop/APD process is steeped in collaboration, bringing together the necessary set of expertise to fulfill all design requirements. Committed to designing properties and spaces that embrace the local, Workshop/APD projects demonstrate a profound respect for the physical and contextual environment in which they are realized.  The firm has won a variety of awards in recognition of all sectors of its business - residential, development, hospitality and product design. Workshop/APD's work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Record, Interior Design, Gotham Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Hospitality Design Magazine, The New York Times etc. For a better understanding of our work, please visit our website at www.workshopapd.com.

 

To Apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to employment@workshopapd.com. Email should include "Senior Industrial/Product Designer" in the subject line. No phone calls please.


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