At Loll, we are passionate about experiencing the outdoors and designing durable, beautiful, and environmentally friendly furniture for others to experience it as well. We are a design focused company. As an industrial designer at Loll, you will have the unique opportunity to help grow and develop a newly established design studio as well as work on exciting, industry leading products.
In addition to design, we value culture and are looking for someone who has a growth mindset, positive attitude, and collaborative spirit. You will provide keen insight and fresh thinking to each project and be able to articulately communicate your point of view to different stakeholders both inside and outside the company. You’ll partner closely with marketing, engineering, and outside vendors to bring the next generation of sustainably produced products to life.
We are a hands-on design studio allowing you to take your initial concepts from digital ideation to fully functional prototype and because Loll products are made in the USA here at our facility in Duluth, there is a direct connection between your ideas, and the finished shipping product.
Duties and Responsibilities
Exude a passion for design.
Display creativity; visual and conceptual skills.
Strong interpersonal & communication skills and be comfortable expressing their point of view.
Ability to communicate & maintain design intent to a cross-functional team from concept to completion.
Must have a strong understanding of the design process.
Ability to work in all phases of product development, from concept to production.
Demonstrate a strong portfolio of work that communicates process and problem-solving.
Must have the skill and ability to rapidly move through the concept exploration and iterative process.
Managing multiple projects and the ability to solve complex problems is required.
Must have the ability to execute a wide range of design aesthetics.
An eye for details and the ability to understand the greater context will be a critical skill for success.
Needs to be hands on and comfortable in the model shop.
Must have CAD and digital skills; SolidWorks, KeyShot, Adobe Creative Suite. AutoCAD a plus
Participate in all aspects of the design process, including but not limited to customer requirements, prototypes, and continuous improvement.
Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of stakeholders.
Draft research-based design briefs.
Education and Experience
At least 3-5 years of hands-on design experience in a professional setting, preferably in the furniture or outdoor furniture industry. Knowledge and proven record of accomplishment in industrial design, manufacturing processes, published work and industry awards. Hands-on model-making skills and ability to run model shop equipment. Technical skills preferred – SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Key-Shot, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch-Up, Microsoft Word, & Outlook. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design or Architecture, and a Master’s Degree is preferable.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
While performing these duties the individual is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger tools and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Willing to relocate to Duluth and travel monthly as necessary. Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods of time. Work environment noise is moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the principal accountabilities.