Industrial Design Creative Director

A dreamer’s dream job.

Full-time salaried pay

Health Benefits

401K Retirement Matching

Travel Opportunity

Our DNA

Great Design is Great for Business

We exist to fuse design strategy with how products and brands 
 are imagined, made, and experienced.

Our Core Values

Engage Early | quickly respond, learn, and adapt to keep creativity flowing.

Be Honestly Human | build relationships because partners are better than clients.

Think Deeply | create layers of meaningful detail.

Accept Challenge | seek variety that fosters new ideas.

Never Settle | be ridiculously determined.

THE DETAILS:

Position: Industrial Design Creative Director

Laut Design is seeking an experienced creative director to direct the ID team’s work output and ensure consistent quality across all team deliverables. This position provides creative oversight on project work, ensuring the work is fundamentally correct, creatively superior, realistic within time constraints, and satisfies the project requirements.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years work experience in industrial design

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level creative strategy and direction for multiple ID projects of varying size and complexity
  • Translate client requirements into clear creative direction for ID team
  • Assess design progress and creative quality to ensure projects are on track, checking in with our design team daily
  • Evaluate and mitigate issues that threaten project success through proactive communication with the ID Project Manager
  • Support the growth of our team’s creative skills by providing mentorship and constructive feedback
  • Serve as a leader, by example on a daily basis for the ID team, and through participation in leadership meetings

Requirements:

  • Experience managing creative teamwork
  • Proven creative project execution and successful transition to production processes
  • Proficiency in strategic planning
  • Recommendations for task delegation to our PM based on team member abilities
  • Mastery of industry software and other digital & physical tools of the trade
  • Outstanding organizational habits and abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate a team to do their best work
  • Aptitude in on-the-fly decision-making and problem-solving
  • A practical understanding of project requirements and translation into project direction for others

About the Job:

  • Full-time salaried pay
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K Retirement
  • Travel Opportunity

Application Details:

We require submission of your résumé and a strong portfolio of your best work in product design, CAD modeling, prototype fabrication, and most importantly, your design process.

Portfolios should be a link to an online collection of work, or a PDF less than 25MB.
Please send your cover letter, résumé, and portfolio link to [email protected].

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

After hours shop access

Local proximity

Gigantic stereo

Office puppy

“Only work with people you’d invite to your home for a meal.” – Garth Walker

OUR EXPERTISE

Our creative team comes from diverse backgrounds,

with a sum greater than its parts.

Primary User Research

An understanding of ergonomics, anthropometrics, documentation, and analysis

Consumer-Facing Design

Making products safe, comfortable, durable, reliable, a pleasure to use

Material Science

A wealth of knowledge of material types, manipulation processes, machinery, tools, and finishing techniques

Trend Setters

Redefining what customers expect from a brand experience

Marketing Strategists

Knowing how to reach your customer, and what to promise them

Constant Critique

Following the success of projects, far after they’re completed