Industrial Designer

ABOUT PROPELLAND

We are a diverse group of thinkers, makers, hackers, and life-long learners tackling complex problems to improve people’s lives, with hubs in San Francisco, Madrid, Mexico City, Bogotá, and Singapore. Our talented and multidisciplinary teams have the privilege of working with Fortune 500 companies across industries and around the world. Small by design, we prefer to fly while others walk.

Part of the San Francisco innovation ecosystem, propelland is a global strategy, design, and engineering firm helping companies transform and grow. For the past 8+ years, we’ve brought to life products, services, businesses, and experiences that add value in people’s lives.

We are industry and solution agnostic, characterized by relentless curiosity. We work end-to-end beyond just research and strategy – covering everything from opportunity definition and discovery to MVP and go-to-market launch. To generate and implement innovative solutions, we partner with industry-leading clients and leverage our design thinking, business strategy, and engineering capabilities.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Propelland Latin America is looking for an Industrial Designer responsible for working with other designers, strategists, and technologists. You are an inventor and maker. You understand the client’s needs, translate them into a compelling vision for the project, determine the best tools to use throughout the project, and execute on deliverables. You understand complex systems and how they impact people’s behavior. You will especially help translate ideas into artifacts and experience prototypes, help manage projects and build client relationships, and help execute on project deliverables. Your superpower is the ability to use your creativity and diverse range of design experience to explore solutions to a variety of problems. With a user-centric approach, you will tackle the design and prototyping phases of projects to bring to life digital and physical products which will have a positive impact in people’s lives.

Does this sound like you?

  • As an Industrial Designer at propelland, you will shape the future by designing products, services, and new businesses that utilize the power of our clients to delight and aim to improve people’s lives worldwide. You will be a designer who is passionate about improving people’s lives through design and technology. We are looking for a proactive, creative, engaged, optimistic, progressive, open-minded, and resourceful individual who seeks inspiration, empowerment, and the challenge to bring ideas that add value to life in an agile way.

Once here you will…

  • Collaborate with our team throughout the full design process to build solutions that you feel genuinely proud of.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced studio across a variety of consulting work.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the design process:
    • Discovery: Conducting primary and secondary research to gather insights, translating insights into areas of opportunity.
    • Design: Designing concepts to visualize the ideas, creating prototypes that demonstrate the experience to validate with users, and refining concepts into higher levels of fidelity.
    • Prototyping: Building functional prototypes to share back with our client partners and eventually working with partners to bring the service, product, or experience to life.
  • Actively participate and help in the experience prototyping process, which includes researching potential technologies and developing working prototypes – both physical and digital – in collaboration with internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrate and test prototypes and completed applications.
  • Provide clients and internal departments with end-user support.
  • Balance client and user needs to develop products that are viable and desirable.
  • Build strong relationships with our existing clients and identify new clients in growing industries.
  • Adapt to new challenges like a pro.
  • Have fun!

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND MINDSET

  • Degree in industrial design, product design, or a related design field. 
  • 5+ years of industrial design experience. 
  • A portfolio that reflects your strengths in industrial design, visual communication skills, and in creating strong user experiences. 
  • Experience in translating stakeholder goals, user research, and technical constraints into desirable products with a strong consideration of user experience. 
  • Expertise across industrial design, including concept sketching and development, CAD modeling and rendering, prototyping and fabrication, and general knowledge of design for manufacturing. 
  • Extensive experience with CAD software like Rhinoceros or Fusion 360, visualization tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, and rapid prototyping technologies like 3D printing, laser cutting, or CNC milling. 
  • Strong motivation to improve in your role, in your work, and in how you work together as a team through learning new skills and applying feedback. 
  • Mastery of communication skills, and the ability to deliver compelling design rationales in both client and internal contexts. 
  • Ability to lead projects and design teams to success, and to engage directly with our clients. 
  • Ability to think beyond physical products and develop concepts that are strategically positioned and can work across digital and physical touchpoints and platforms. 

Location: Mexico City, Bogotá or distributed in Latin America

TO APPLY

We are excited to get to know you and start the conversation about how we can grow together!

To get started, please use the link on our application form to let us know why you want to join our team of thinkers, makers, hackers, and life-long learners, and to share work examples you’re proud to call yours.

Once in our application form, in the question, “Which studio are you applying to work at?”, please apply for “Mexico City, Bogotá or distributed in Latin America.”

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!