Prototype Designer & Product Maker

What we are looking for

Giopato&Coombes is looking for an experienced and proactive Prototype Designer & Product Maker to join our team, focusing on lighting design. Designer-makers create products that bring together art, form, and functionality.
The right person will be part of a creative team, he/she will have the task of support and cooperate with his coordinator throughout the process of creating a new product. He/she will be responsible for verifying the concepts during the different design phases, from making first draft maquettes up to product prototypes. He/she has to demonstrate attention to every detail and understand the specific needs in each design phase, as each design phase has its own peculiarity. He/she must be able to know how to translate the creative aims, following the guidelines of the design brief, and contributing actively and creatively in all phases of project development.

Responsibilities

• Focus on material-based practice

• Making prototypes out of ideas and concepts introduced by other designers

• Develop an initial design and take responsibility for its prototyping

• Redefine the techniques of processing of materials, regarding model making and prototypes

• Demonstrate good workshop hand skills and competency in prototyping

• Prioritize needs, cut, print, and assemble components per supplied specifications from structural designers to ensure quality standards

Requirements

• Evidence of effective engagement with the designer-maker practice

• Actively implement creative ideas and prototyping-making skills in the production of designs

• Ability to work closely with other professionals, such as architects and interior designers

• Strong purposeful design ability to understand other designers’ projects and ideas

• Ability to read a 2D/3D, identifying the best method to develop the concept according to the project stage

• Understanding technology, production methods and materials

• Practical ability, manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination

• Good knowledge of the history of design, leading figures and major trends

Qualifications

• Have experience making prototype products, mold-making and working with workshop machinery

• 2-5 years of experience in a similar role

• Having a MA Degree in Industrial Design or Interior Design

• Proficient with 3D Modeling and 2D technical sheets: Rhinoceros, Inventor, Autocad and/or similar

• Good knowledge of Adobe Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)

• Language skills: advanced in English and Italian

• Driving License B

Feel free to send your CV and Portfolio to our HR Office in charge of recruitment: hr@giopatocoombes.com

Please refer to this Job Application (Prototype Designer & Product Maker) on the email subject.