Design
San Francisco

Freelance Industrial Designer

Join us to do the best work of your life.


At frog, we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses. We know that takes all types of people. We believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences create a stronger frog. 

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design.

 

The Position: Sr. Industrial Designer

We are looking for a new type of Industrial Designer who is up for the challenge of their life—one that handles the conceptualization and development of new products addressing manufacturability, aesthetics, physical and psychological interfaces between users and products, and system compatibility where required. The successful candidate will balance Industrial design expertise with cross disciplinary collaboration. They will own physical concept creation including materials selection, construction, mechanisms, form factor development, colour, surface finish, manufacturing processes and packaging; in cooperation with other business functions involved in the new product development process. Responsibilities include creation of documentation necessary to convey the design solution to management or other business functions through renderings, models, mechanical drawings, and written reports. Our range is wide, and as an Industrial designer at frog you will find yourself designing across very different industries, Health, Automotive, Ventures, and Interactive spaces to name a few. Our dream candidate is an exceptional learner, with a growth mind-set, insatiable curiosity and the ability to function autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team and hold their own.

 

The Contribution: 

  • Advanced ideation skills, lateral thinking and a solution based user experience perspective
  • Strong interest in the convergent creative disciplines represented at frog
  • Ability to share the sand-box and build the best castle
  • Provide project and client support while managing your time effectively
  • Responsibility Breakdown: 100% Project Participation
  • Ability to advocate successfully for the appropriate design solutions across disciplines and client stakeholders

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • 5+ years of professional design experience
  • Strong sketching and model making skills, candidate should be able to generate beautiful visuals communicating their ideas and thinking
  • BS-ID or equivalent with a strong product development focus
  • Have a stellar portfolio
  • Internships or past design focused experiences are of huge benefit 
  • Proficiency with Solidworks, Keyshot, Photoshop, etc.
  • Ready to learn hard skills and tools quickly
  • You have a point of view surrounding design in general and industrial design specifically
  • Bonus point for research experience and/or digital design capabilities 

Qualified candidates must include an online or PDF portfolio with their application.