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We're a boutique design studio that is on a mission to tackle some of the most relevant design challenges of our time - whether it's creating robots that people want to live with or designing beautiful 3D printed apparel that people will want to wear.

 

To fulfill that mission, we need a culture of optimists who believe in a better future and also believe that design is a major way to get there. If you share these beliefs then take a look at the job openings below and please get in touch.

Senior Industrial Designer

About You:

You are a senior level Industrial Designer who has worked at world class design consultancies and has reached a point in your career where you are interested in design direction, business development and client management for a small but growing design consultancy.

 

About the Job:

In our efforts to grow our business into new markets, we are looking for a Senior Industrial Designer who has worked at world class design consultancies and is ready to lead a team of designers, bring in new business and manage clients.

 

Skills:

· An Industrial Design Lead and Client Manager with a lot of experience with digital design.

· Have 8+ years of experience designing successful physical and digital products (Apps/Websites) and have also lead creative teams to successful outcomes.

· Has global experience working with clients both large and small and vendors outside of Canada and have a proven track record of developing new business opportunities internationally, preferably in Asia and/or Europe.

· Has worked on teams developing both Hardware and Software (Apps/Websites).

· Has experience managing client relationships working with multiple or a single client to develop the client’s brand and product range.

· Experience facilitating design thinking and innovation workshops globally and comfortable pushing clients to transform their organizations through design and innovation over time.

· Experience being a creative lead and providing design direction to a design team with the ability to think holistically as well as be able to get your hands dirty doing design work.

· Design skills include: 1) Sketching - ability to sketch on paper and/or digital sketching (on wacom CINTIQ tablets) 2) CAD - 3D Surface Modeling software like Rhinoceros 3D. 3) Prototyping - Model making which includes physical mock-ups of products. 4) High-level UX skills 5) ability to map out and wireframe UX that is both on screen and physical.

 

Additional Skills or experience that would be an asset include:

· Experience with clients and vendors in China and Europe.

· Business Level Chinese language skills to deal with client and suppliers to ensure design and manufacturing integrity.

· Running Agile UX/UI teams to develop Apps for Products.

· Has been recognized internationally, ideally with International Design Awards.

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If this opportunity sounds like the one you or someone you know has been waiting for, then please send a portfolio to careers@woke.co.

Wage: $70,000 - $100,000 (compensation dependent on experience).

Candidates should be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or hold a valid Canadian Work Permit.

Industrial Design Intern

About You:

You are an Industrial Design student in the last two years of your degree. You’re interested in working in a studio where you will be exposed to innovative new projects and will have the opportunity to develop your skills.

 

The Work:

  • Provide support for our industrial design team
  • Be extremely passionate about consumer products
  • Assist in design on a variety of products, from research, sketching, ideating, prototyping, rendering, creating document layouts and CMF, and preparation for presentations
  • Work closely with both industrial design as  well as UX
  • Assist internal brainstorms and design reviews
  • Opportunity for growth by learning from experienced professionals

 

The Skills:

  • Recent grad or student in last 2 years of your Industrial Design or Product Design degree
  • Awesome hand sketching, model making and functional mock-ups
  • Ability to work with 3D modeling software (Solidworks or Rhino)
  • Ability to work with 3D rendering software (Keyshot)
  • Ability to work in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Willingness to take direction and learn from others
  • Self-motivated to achieve a high standard of work
  • Share innovative solutions
  • Refined aesthetic and attention to detail
  • Consumer electronics industry experience strongly preferred

 

Next Steps:

  • Contact us through careers@woke.co
  • Provide a cover letter
  • Provide a resume
  • Provide a link to your online portfolio, or a PDF of 10MB or less
  • In lieu of any of the above suitably impress us in any way you see fit