Aruliden is an award-winning brand creation and product innovation agency founded in 2006, by Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden. We create brands, products and experiences that matter. We work with a diverse range of Fortune 100 as well as start up clientele in the Beauty, Lifestyle, and Consumer Technology space, often rethinking categories and industries. Design excellence shows up in all parts of our work, from Strategy to Digital content creation with deep roots in bringing brands to life in non-traditional ways. With offices in NYC, SF, and Amsterdam our team works with global brands and clients throughout the world to create cultural impact through design.

We are currently looking for an accomplished Design Director to join with 8+ years of experience in Industrial Design including experience within consumer or enterprise technology. Your team leadership and motivation skills are absolutely essential for the role, in fact they are the magic that will make this role successful. You will coach, lead and inspire the team to continuously be best in class. You will continue to push design excellence throughout the organization while building, leading and managing a very talented design team. In this role, you’ll be expected to lead multiple exciting projects and be a role model for interdisciplinary teams.

 Our ideal candidate has a passion for design in all its forms, impeccable taste, and a compelling skill set, including an extraordinary sense of aesthetics, concept development abilities, strong 3D CAD modeling for prototyping and production, an understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes, as well as the ability to translate brand values into great products..

You are passionate about design at the intersection of consumer technology, keeping your finger on the pulse of current and future trends. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests and push yourself beyond your own creative threshold, elevating every brand and project put in front of you.

What we expect:

  • Lead the full end-to-end product development from research and early concept exploration, to product execution and launch. Active participant and driving force in complete product development cycle.
  • Identify appropriate resources based on project scopes and to evaluate teams for assigned projects
  • Develop trusted relationships with clients while building an influential creative network.
  • Core to building culture, recruiting great talent, and creating a greater brand presence for Aruliden as a whole in the marketplace. Working with the partners to establish Aruliden as a key leader for design and creative excellence.
  •  Contribute to the overall growth of the company through key relationships with existing clients and potential clients
  • Work closely with the Client Services team to align projects with business objectives
  • Collaborate across disciplines with Brand Design and Strategy
  • Continue to drive and lead Design and Innovation led projects
  • Lead complete design projects of high complexity from inception through completion
  • Grow, manage, and help mentor a diverse team of designers
  • Inspires peers with creative approach to thinking and problem solving
  • Work with outside suppliers to enable design success and address technical issues in the development process
  • Be passionate for experience design and prototyping, collaborating with others to blur the lines between hardware and software
  • Actively demonstrate design & innovation excellence and vision
  • Be strategic, hands on and always curious
  • Provide ongoing insights and support for all projects presented to Aruliden

What it will take:

  • 8+ years of relevant design experience 
  • Strong leader and communicator, capable of distilling complex information and comfortable 
  • presenting work
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, always seeking to generate strategic, commercial and practical solutions that push the value of our work
  • Passion for design, brands and trends Empathetic to your teams, clients and partners, bringing positive and solution oriented energy to challenging situations
  • Degree in Industrial Design or equivalent experience
  • Strong Portfolio demonstrating superior taste, ideation, and execution
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to lead and motivate employees at all levels within the studio
  • Concept, Strategy, Sketching and Rendering skills
  • 3D CAD/surface and solid modeling proficiency (Solidworks or Rhino3D)
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
  • Keyshot or 3DS Max rendering and animation software
  • Strong written and verbal English communications skills

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