PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.
PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.
A Sr. Industrial Designer at PopSockets can independently drive his or her own projects while also helping to guide the rest of the ID staff. This individual also promotes cross-pollination between the various teams within our Design & Development department to ensure that all disciplines are heading along the same vector. The goal is to help define our design language and product DNA, while pushing us to innovate and expand into new categories. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. This position is located in our new San Francisco studio which works with our headquarters in Boulder, CO.
Design and develop products from concepts through the prototyping and testing phases, into 3D models, and ultimately to production
Drive our growth into new product categories through competitive landscaping and user research
Collaborate with the Software team to develop cohesive experiences that link our physical and digital products
Coordinate with our CMF team to make sure every design detail is considered
Work with our manufacturing partners to ensure our designs become realities
Lead staff-level Industrial Designers through their projects, help develop their toolboxes, and drive group brainstorms
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent
5+ years of hands-on industrial design experience, preferably with high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
Experience as a lead of a team or on long-term projects
Proficiency with CAD tools (Solidworks or Creo preferred), Keyshot, and Adobe CS
Strong sensitivity to form detail and surfacing
Experience with different materials and manufacturing processes
Embraces a hands-on approach with lots of quick prototyping
Desire to innovate and challenge the status quo
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%