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Product Designer / Graphic Designer - Wiltshire - up to £25,000 (V03867)

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Our client manufactures a world class product, which they sell successfully in the UK and the US and increasingly, worldwide.

Due to a large increase in business this year they are seeking an additional Product Designer to join the Product Development team. You will be primary responsible for creating puzzle cut designs using CAD, art working using Adobe Creative Suite and assisting in the NPD process. They will also consider working partly in the office and partly from home remotely.

Additional responsibilities for the Product Designer include:

  • Assisting with product testing and quality control
  • Creatively working to specifications and briefs
  • Working closely with other teams to ensure a high-quality final product
  • Providing quality control over own work
  • Managing the complete product design lifecycle from brainstorming and concept development to project management and production

The competencies needed to perform the role of Product Designer successfully include:

  • The ability to work to briefs and collaborate with cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm, drive, and self-motivation
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills - ability to manage own workload
  • The ability to suggest own ideas and improvements to products
  • The ability to work independently on several projects simultaneously to tight deadlines

Experience needed for the Product Designer role:

  • 1-2 years of experience as a Product Designer / Graphic Designer
  • Degree or equivalent in Product Design / Graphic Design or related field
  • Strong CAD and Adobe Creative Suite (mainly Photoshop and InDesign) skills
  • Knowledge of working on both PC and Mac

Working hours: 9am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday.
Salary is c£25k plus 25 days holiday, contributory pension, social events and annual puzzle allowance. Also a continual supply of chocolates, cakes and bacon rolls!

Due to their location you will need your own car in order to get to work and there is free onsite parking.

If you would like to find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + social events
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Designer - Essex - up to £35,000 (V03863)

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This company creates game changing products for sport that are a step beyond the rest. They have built a reputation for fresh, innovative design, premium product quality and impeccable craftsmanship. They sponsor some of the World's leading players on every continent and foster a culture of invention and progression.

As a product designer, you'll create a range of consumer items including equipment, apparel and accessories. You will work on new products, and seek to develop existing ones, using your understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods.
You will be working in the design studio putting together a design proposal for projects and then following through from concept to manufacture.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Working on ideas using CAD
  • Sketching initial design ideas and using the 3D printer to test ideas
  • Identifying the suitability and availability of materials
  • Producing detailed drawings and design specifications, including parts lists and costings
  • Testing the design concept, researching materials, processes or market requirements
  • Occasional travel to offices in China and Japan to assist in the development process as required
  • Making presentations to senior management, to present design proposals

Person / Experience Required:

  • A Product Industrial Design Engineering degree with 3 years' post-graduate experience
  • A high degree of technical knowledge balanced with creative ability and a hands-on approach
  • Commercial awareness
  • Proficiency in CAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with the capabilities and limitations of CNC machining & injection moulding
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, techniques and standards
  • A willingness to build and maintain positive working relationships and to share information with others

They are based near the Hertfordshire and Essex borders with good train links. A social company they arrange free trips and lunches regularly for their staff.

If you would like to find out more then please email your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and a consultant will get back to you.

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
Plus pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Metalworker / Brazier / Coppersmith - London - up to £38,000 (V03803)

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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural design. Initially producing furniture and lighting they have expanded their work and today their pieces can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are recruiting for an experienced and talented metalsmith craftsperson to join their creative and friendly production workshop team. This is a position which would suit a person who is time-served working in fine art bronze foundries or artist / design studios, involved in manufacturing high quality functional interior products or sculpture, in metals such as bronze, brass and steel.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Metalworker

  • Fabrication of brass lighting or furniture from raw materials
  • Fabrication of steel or iron lighting or furniture
  • Ability to train others in metalwork processes
  • Assembly of cast bronze components to create functional sculptural products
  • TIG Welding, Silver Soldering, Soft Soldering and Metal Chasing
  • Jig and pattern making
  • Fabrication of brass components
  • Lathe Work and polishing

Person and Experience Required for the Metalworker:

  • Typically 10 years' experience particularly in bronze and brass
  • Experience within the arts or interior product manufacturing is important
  • Proven experience in making high-end sculptural products
  • Knowledge of luxury furniture and lighting manufacturing
  • Demonstrable skills, taking a brief through to completion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills
  • Showing integrity, focus and professionalism
  • London based

If this sounds a good fit then please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

Unfortunately they are not able to take anyone on board now until later in the year.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Products and Sculpture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£31,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

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