bb7 is looking for a Senior Industrial Designer/Project Manager to join our product development team in Madison, WI. The Senior Industrial Designer/Project Manager will work collaboratively with our engineering teams, project managers, and clients on world-class medical devices and consumer products.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare illustrations, sketches, and design specifications
  • Collaborate with internal and external engineering & manufacturing teams to evaluate designs and prototypes to ensure production feasibility
  • Originate & evaluate design ideas based on factors such as aesthetics, design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and production methods, application, budget, production costs, and market characteristics based on client specifications
  • Identify & address unmet industrial design needs & opportunities for improvement for both external clients and internal team memebers
  • Communicate industrial design data, design proposals, and product specifications to clients and team memebers
  • Design product packaging and graphics
  • Build simulated models using hand and power tools
  • Create documentation necessary to convey design solutions through image/trend boards, sketches, renderings, 3-D models, and written reports
  • Explore user experience factors, usability principles, and best practices; evaluate and incorporate into designs
  • Manage individual time on multiple projects at different stages, ensuring deadlines are met with high quality deliverables
  • Manage projects including estimating, proposal writing, resource management, project execution, client interactions, budgets, and deliverables

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design or equivalent design-related degree
  • 10+ years of hands-on industrial design experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Strong understanding of user centered design and design thinking process
  • Broad understanding and experience in methodologies for design testing and validation, including sketches, models, storyboards, and prototyping
  • Experience working with and understanding various materials (metal, wood, plastic) & their functionality
  • Understanding of prototyping and manufacturing processes to ensure design intent is carried through to production
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills including hand sketching and graphic design
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proficiency using 3D modeling software – SolidWorks preferred, including surface and solid modeling, and rendering with Keyshot
  • Knowledge of human factors as applied to product development

PREFERED

  • Experience managing direct reports and/or leading teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work directly with clients through the full product development lifecycle

bb7 provides a competitive salary, benefits package, and 401(k) options. We offer a culture that values its talented staff members and rewards creativity. We understand that the quality of our staff’s lives is reflected in the quality of their work.

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bb7 and its Clients are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-Verify.