We’re a tight-knit group of designers, strategists, builders, writers, and connectors fueled by curiosity, optimism, and a passion for social change. Our work tackling some of the world’s toughest design challenges takes us all over the world—from communities across Asia and Africa to neighborhoods in our own backyards.
IDEO.org has an opportunity for an Industrial Designer to join our San Francisco studio. In this role, you'll join multidisciplinary design teams to turn human insights into tangible products and services that improve the lives of low-income people.
Your approach to industrial design includes scrappy hands-on prototyping, a solid understanding of manufacturing processes, a good handle on CAD, and top notch visualization skills. You’ll often be developing new services and businesses on a design team, and your knack for tangible thinking will help bring ideas to life for people around the world. You’re happiest solving problems that involve your head, heart, and hands. You’re early in your career as a designer, and want to take the foundational skills you’ve learned becoming fluent in the full design process—from research to strategy to implementation.
Work as a multi-disciplinary designer across program teams, including research, synthesis, insights, concepting, detail design, and implementation.
Develop your 3D design skills through project work and other opportunities where you can hone your skills.
Regularly connect with Program Leads to support their teams as needed, always bringing a lens of design excellence, craft, and experimentation.
Take initiative to identify opportunities to bring design and craft to projects and our culture.
Inspire teams with your own perspective on design, culture, and approach to problem solving.
Contribute to IDEO.org culture.
3+ years of experience in a design consultancy.
Completed undergraduate or graduate degrees in Industrial Design.
3D CAD skills
The ability to express ideas clearly and build on the ideas of others
A strong desire to solve the world’s toughest challenges.
Ability to quickly refine prototypes both in context and remotely; and work collaboratively with non-designers and designers alike.
The ability to thrive and multi-task in a highly energetic, fast-paced environment.
Willing and able to travel internationally ~30% of the time.