What will you be doing?
Industrial Designers are responsible for the design of physical products and touchpoints, considering usability, look and feel, and manufacturing. They define product architecture and features, physical workflows and user experience, design language & aesthetics, colours & materials, and product technologies. They work closely with strategists, researchers, and other design disciplines to shape “convergent experiences” involving physical, digital, service and brand components.
As an Industrial Designer II you will sometimes be the only industrial design specialist on a program. You are expected to plan, prioritise, and deliver industrial design activities autonomously, in the context of interdisciplinary projects. You will lead client conversations within your domain, providing articulate recommendations and helping guide client choices.
Your fellow frogs will rely on you to:
- Conceptualise and visualise product designs and physical interactions using sketching, 3D CAD and renderings, hand built physical mock-ups and 3D prints
- Define product design language and aesthetic directions that can make the product iconic, unique, and recognisable, but most importantly, fitting with the brand what the target user’s desire
- Explore product architectures that consider details of how people would use and perceive the product, usability, ergonomics, and the human factors of the experience
- Craft details and signature elements in the product that are meaningful, that make people love the experience and build long-lasting relationships and routines
- Build virtual and physical prototypes to simulate the experience with the product, how it looks and feels, its interaction, and how it might be manufactured or resembled
On a typical project you will:
- Plan and conduct design research focussed on product use and experience
- Analyse and test product usability, ergonomics, and workflow
- Develop user experience scenarios and journeys integrating physical and digital interactions
- Explore and develop aesthetic directions for individual products and for cross-product design systems
- Explore and develop ideas and concepts with hand sketching, 3D CAD, hand-built volumetric mock-ups, and 3D prints
- Refine concept designs into 3D parametric CAD, including definition of part break-up considering manufacturing and assembly
- Prepare product renderings and assets for AR and VR simulation
- Explore CMF (colour, materials, and finishes) with samples and renderings
- Create product design documentation and collaborate with customer and 3rd party engineering teams during development.
- Coordinate prototype supplier in the appearance model realisation
We want you to have:
- 2+ years of professional industrial design experience
- Highly developed design skills, demonstrated in your portfolio of recent work
- Confident presentation and storytelling abilities
- Experience collaborating in multifunctional teams
- Proficiency with contemporary design tools and methods
- Affinity with frog’s values, and a passion for creating products that meet peoples functional and emotional needs
- Business level ability in English
It would be a bonus if you had:
- A university degree in Industrial Design, Architecture, or a related design or engineering discipline
- Experience working in a variety of organisations (start-up, corporate, agency/consultancy)
- Academic, professional, or life experience from outside the design field that enriches your perspective as a designer
About the frog Center of Excellence:
The frog Center of Excellence in Milan is a newly established unit, that collaborates with frog and Group teams globally, providing high calibre innovation, strategy and design expertise, with specific focus on convergent design.
The team is working with Global 100 brands like GE, Samsung and AXA, across key industries like healthcare, Telco and Media, to drive continuous business reinvention and innovation toward the cutting edge.
- As part of your application, please include a link or PDF of your portfolio of recent work, highlighting your abilities and experience relevant to the role, with specific examples of how you work, think, collaborate, and contribute to great design outcomes. Please note that we are unable to accept any applications without a portfolio.
Equal Opportunities at frog
frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
frog is a global business with teams working across the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.