Furniture Designer

Ottra, LLC Ottra, LLC Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 3 '22Posted on:

We are looking for a furniture designer to join our team. Cross over candidates are welcome. Maybe you're an architect and want to try something else, or you're an experienced product or furniture designer looking for a new gig. We need enthusiastic, talented problem solvers who know Rhino inside and out.

OTTRA by Zimmerman Workshop is an award winning wood furniture design and manufacturing company based in Red Hook Brooklyn. We operate side by side with our Architecture and Design Studio – Zimmerman Workshop. We are looking for a hungry designer who is skilled and able to jump right in. We need an expert at Rhino, Autocad and the Adobe suite who requires no software training. We need someone who can take a concept sketch and run with it. CNC programing will be required as well as occasional operating support. At times you may be asked to operate the CNC machines depending on work load. This role will support both the sales and marketing efforts in addition to our production efforts as well as designing new products. We need somebody who is smart, quick, hardworking and just gets it.

We are rolling out a new collection of pieces, plus starting a large installation piece going into a home in San Diego. We are busy!

You can check out our Architecture firm here:

You can check out our furniture company here:

Requirements and responsibilities include:

  • Sales support via sales drawings, renderings and sketches for custom products. You will quickly turn around drawings to our sales team upon request as part of our quote documentation and sales process.
  • New designs – create new designs from sketches through shop drawings and various forms of presentation drawings in between. You must be fluent in Rhino and Autocad. Experience in 3DS is a bonus. We are not interested in training either Rhino or Autocad on the job.
  • Customizing existing designs – we frequently will modify our existing designs upon request. You will be required to do so for both sales and production purposes.
  • CNC programming – we use RhinoCam to create cut files and CNC parts. We can train you in RhinoCam, but a working knowledge is a plus.
  • Shop Drawings – to supplement the design drawings and CNC programming, you will be required to provide shop drawings to the manufacturing team illustrating the parts and construction.
  • Marketing and Advertising – your role will be required to support marketing and advertising efforts in the form of drawings, renderings, etc for trade shows, social media, our website, etc.
  • This is a design role and we expect someone who knows what good design is. You must be your own toughest critic and understand that excellent design requires hard work. We expect you have an internal sense that “it’s not right or done until it’s right.”
  • Experienced in professional woodshops creating fine wood furniture and millwork in a commercial environment is a plus.
  • Despite experience level, applicants are expected to have quick learning skills and a desire for perfection.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is required
  • The ability to work well with others, often as a team, is essential.
  • Must be able to apply your wide array of experiences to solve new problems.
  • We expect you to be responsible. Responsible means being on time everyday amongst other things. We will count on you to be here and perform your duties each day without excuses.
  • We expect you to be cooperative, and collaborative, a team player.

You will be expected to, listen and execute at an exceptional level. We’re looking for an all-around great addition to our team, someone looking for a chance to standout. Standouts are always recognized and given the opportunity to shine and grow!

Please send the below 4 items to

  1. cover letter addressed to Adam Zimmerman
  2. Resume
  3. Work Samples
  4. References 

Please do not call. Please only send emails to the address listed above. This is for internal management and organization. Any replies other than to will not be considered.

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