Entry Level Industrial Designer

Company Background and Location

If you have a passion for the outdoors and would like to help develop impactful new outdoor gear, Insight 2 Design just might be a good fit.

 

Insight 2 Design is a unique, outdoor products company with big industry influence and market share. We invent, innovate, design, manufacture and market outdoor products for some of the world’s largest outdoor brands.

Growth has been fast and consistent since our founding in 2012. Our work environment reflects this, as our team has a fast-paced “get stuff done” attitude with a casual work atmosphere.

Our office location offers great access to amenities like shops, restaurants, gyms, a running/biking trail and parks to support a healthy work-life balance.

Our team is passionate about creating exciting outdoor products to bring to the market.

Leaders and Staff

Insight 2 Design’s two principal founders and several senior leaders have been with the company since our founding. Successful candidates will be energized by hands-on learning and you will be supported in your training with formal and ad-hoc mentoring from senior leadership. We’re equally excited about growing future business rock stars as we are creating amazing outdoor gear.

Our managers and staff are all used to hands-on learning and learning by experience.  We are a company that likes to throw new individuals into the action, allowing them to learn quickly with guidance so they don’t get lost along the way.  More than three quarters of our leaders have been at the company since its existence, and they truly enjoy the mentoring future leaders. 

Position Description

Job Title / Type: Industrial Designer / Full Time

Location: Overland Park, KS

Direct Supervisor: Alex Marshall

 

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented hardworking entry level industrial designer with 0-3 years of experience to join our team. As a key member of the industrial design team, you will lead projects from concept to production in a variety of product categories including hardgoods and soft goods. The ideal candidate will be passionate, have a keen eye for design, and attention to detail.

 

Our team operates in a fast-paced work environment with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to work at a high level of design thinking and bring those ideas together to tell a great product story. They will have an entrepreneurial mindset, a highly developed technical aptitude, and the ability to take constructive feedback while working collaboratively. This highly creative and technically proficient individual must be able to create diverse concepts while handling communication with our factory partners and internal staff. Experience with hardgoods design is required and soft good design experience is desired.

 

 

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Strong work ethic

  • Extremely organized and demonstrate attention to detail

  • Experience in soft good design (cut/sewn, pattern making, construction, etc).

  • Experience with designing durable goods in the outdoor industry.

  • Digital proficiency in KeyShot or similar rendering program.

  • Passion of the outdoor and gear.

  • Internship Experience

  • Strong communication and visualization skills.

  • Knowledgeable in hard-good design with a solid sense of aesthetic and problem solving.

  • Knowledge of product production, processes, and ability to spec for production.

  • Experience in product manufacturing and injection molded part design.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain the strategy behind the design.

  • Effective at exploring a wide variety of compelling designs through sketching and rendering.

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Knowledge of global trends and color theory.

  • Highly effective at prioritizing tasks and managing deadlines.

  • Highly self-motivated individual with entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Driven to learn about the industry, customers, competitors, and products.

 

 

Requirements

In order to perform the responsibilities of this positions, candidates must fulfill the below requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the US

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • 0-3 years of Industrial Design Experience

  • CAD experience (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

 

Pay and Benefits

Our benefits are some of the best that companies offer in the area.

  • Full-time position based in Overland Park KS

  • Competitive salary

  • 401k contribution (with or without employee contributions, paid annually)

  • Annual bonus

  • Highly subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Casual Dress

  • Opportunity to try and test new gear!