Industrial Designer

Fjord - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)4.5


We are a family of Fjordians. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do.

Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits.

At Fjord, Industrial Designers focus on design at the intersection of physical and digital. Our Industrial Design process fuses physical and digital design to produce holistic experiences that span hardware, software and services. As an Industrial Designer (D1), you’ll get to create prototypes and products that transform end-to-end customer experiences for the world’s leading companies. You’ll work closely with clients, partners, and the Design team to apply available technologies to solve problems and business needs. This is your opportunity to be part of a team that is creating positive impact for our clients and the world by creating products and services that people love.

Key Responsibilities:
As a team, we:
Emphasize design as making, and we never stop challenging our assumptions against the reality of user experience.
Have an extremely collaborative design process with deep understanding of designing products for a connected world.
Value integrity, creativity, and teamwork

As an Industrial Designer, you:
Apply design to create and develop specifications for manufactured products.
Help research, as needed, the client’s competitive environment and best practice ID solutions.
Learn and begin to understand business fundamentals as well as the positioning/marketing goals and overall needs and strategies of our clients’ products, brand and business.
Utilize, employ and learn a variety of industrial design methodologies in your process (freehand drawing, surfacing in 3D CAD, 3D photo realistic rendering, prototyping, making hand-made study models).
Refine designs and create CAD models and prototypes with specific focus on functionality.
Be an active member of your project teams, to understand and help throughout all phases of a project, from research and synthesis, to early ideation and concept creation, to detailed design and prototyping, to creating design systems, to documentation.
As needed, liaise with or attend presentations to client, both in-person or virtually.
Learn to work with multiple and diverse stakeholders both internally and externally (e.g., target audiences/users, other creative contributors, clients, executives, and others) to ensure a seamless process and mutually beneficial relationship.
Communicate and respond to clients and project team members in a professional and responsive manner.
Attend and actively participate in weekly discipline and studio meetings.

Working together, we will:
Have specific opportunities to use our craft to make a difference in people’s lives.
Engage in ongoing activities that enable us to learn, practice, and evolve our discipline.
Collaborate on products and services that change the way our clients do business.

Basic Qualifications:
3+ years of in-depth knowledge and experience in Industrial Design.
Bachelor’s degree in design (preferably industrial design), or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficient in the craft of industrial design (e.g. freehand drawing, surfacing in 3D CAD, 3D photo realistic rendering, 2D technical drawings, prototyping, making hand-made study models).
Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite. Proficient with SolidWorks, Rhino, or Keyshot. Experience with Autodesk Alias or SketchUp a plus.
Help develop documentation that fully communicates the design intent to manufacturing.
Help in first article inspection of parts and final assemblies and changes based on DFM reports or contract manufacturer feedback.
Attend and participate in internal creative brainstorming sessions and design reviews to learn, grow, and be inspired creatively.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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Please note: In proceeding you will be redirected to the careers site of Accenture in order to complete your application. Accenture has extended its digital offerings to encompass Fjord’s service design expertise. The opportunities this offers in terms of project scope and career development simply makes for an even more exciting and rewarding place to work!

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