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.


• 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


• 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


• 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:

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