Manager of Industrial Design Manager of Industrial Design

Director of Industrial Design (Minneapolis)

Worrell is currently seeking a passionate and talented Director of Industrial Design to join our Minneapolis based team. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of relevant working experience and a strong portfolio with a clear emphasis on design thinking, quality sketching, concept visualization, 3D modeling and rendering. Previous working experience in an international team environment is helpful.

As Director of Industrial Design you will collaborate with our international research and design teams to create professional design solutions for our multinational medical device, healthcare and technology clients. You will actively participate and potentially lead all stages of concept development including, participation in ethnographic field research and needs assessment, co-creation and visualization as well as 3D modeling and prototyping. You will also act as a mentor for staff designers by providing guidance for skill development.

Project Lead Experience:
 You have relevant client-facing experience with understanding various stakeholder needs and are able to define the relevant scope of work to achieve them. You understand how to share work with your team accordingly to meet time and budget requirements.

Insights to Solutions:
 You are able to translate firsthand field insights & user needs into multiple meaningful design concept directions.

User-Centric Approach:
 You have a strong interest in user-centric design methodology and can demonstrate it through past projects.

Proportion & Aesthetics:
 You have strong sense of proportion and aesthetics that is appropriate for product/graphics designed for professional applications in international markets.

Attention to Detail:
 You are able to produce high quality details that support the “big idea” or main concept.

 You are self-motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. You enjoy team collaboration, mentoring and teaching others.

Technical Aptitude:
 You demonstrate a solid understanding of material and process applications as they relate to manufacturing and costs. You are able to work effectively with an engineering team to maintain the key design intent while negotiating manufacturing and cost trade offs.


Required Skills:

  • Excellent rapid visualization (sketch or other fast medium)
  • Strong 3D CAD ability (Solidworks is required, Pro-E is a plus)
  • Photorealistic Rendering (Keyshot or other)
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (AI & PS)
  • Strong written & verbal communication
  • Excellent time management
  • Fluency in English


Other Requirements:

  • Bachelors, Masters or equivalent Industrial Design degree (4-5 years).
  • 7+ years of relevant professional working experience
  • 10-15% travel required
  • Position is based in, Minneapolis, Minnesota


To apply please send inquiries with resume and portfolios to [email protected]

A short test exercise may be requested prior to interview.

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