Middleweight Product Designer

  • Full Time
  • Warwick
  • Salary: dependent on experience

Vickers Neal Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Vickers Neal Recruitment are currently working with Elegant Clutter based in Warwick.

Elegant Clutter Ltd are a leading supplier of bespoke artwork and sculpture to the restaurant, bar and hotel industries in the UK and Europe.

Due to their continued success we have a new and exciting opportunity for a Middleweight Product Designer:

The opportunity:
We welcome candidates who have experience of working in both a creative and a technical studio. Combining practical material, build and engineering principles to commercial product design is an essential part of the role. The role will require someone to multi-task on a broad range of creative and artistic projects encompassing fully designed concepts to technical solutions for artworks, sculptures and installations. The role reports directly to the Product Design Manager and Design Director and is largely autonomous, independent and fast-paced working as part of a coordinated and varied team.

The Candidate:
The candidate should ideally have a degree in furniture, product design, industrial design or related filed. With a minimum 5 years industrial experience the role requires the candidate to apply a broad range of skills on a daily basis. Design for exhibition, furniture, theatre or film would be highly relevant backgrounds we require a candidate with a strong leaning towards being hand-on in the workshop. The ideal candidate will be able to handle an independent workload, effectively manage and estimate time as well as contribute to the larger design ethos of the company. Sketch, written, technical drawing and 3D modelling are essential communication criteria of the Design team and the candidate should have a good knowledge of CAD, Rhino, Keyshot and industry cutting software, CNC, Laser cutting, 3D printing, etc. In addition to this we require someone with good materials knowledge, understanding of manufacturing process and efficient material usage and production methods.

The company has a varied client base and fast turnaround of projects. This requires a candidate with a good understanding of project planning, timescales and critical paths, deadlines and resource management. Being able to juggle desk time and workshop time as well as work closely with other departments to translate technical or creative solutions efficiently. The ideal candidate must have hands-on experience of making, building, producing and manufacturing items. A knowledge of outsourced or overseas production is high desirable.

The ideal candidate must be able to confidently take a creative and/or technically challenging brief and design commercially viable solutions that or brand and aesthetically appropriate to client requirements. This will comprise of materials and manufacturing design, analysis, procurement of parts, technical diagrams and visual presentations, via sketch or 3D renderings as well as briefings, explanations and build diagrams.

The candidate will also be responsible for specification of safe and fit for purpose designs, the manner of build and installation as well as overseeing and frequently building projects to completion. This requires excellent CAD work and diligent costing analysis to ensure projects are profitable and of suitable quality.

The Product design department is built upon its knowledge of both aesthetic and practical design applications and so the right candidate should be able to design and specify solutions that can be manufactured in house and by external suppliers.

The Company:
Elegant Clutter Ltd is a fast-growing artwork business working for a range of leading hospitality and leisure operators. The pace of work is fast and the team spirit is strong. The culture of the business is creative led but underpinned with hard work, pragmatic thinking and a ‘hands on’ approach for solving problems.

Application process:
If you can provide solid evidence in ALL the above requirements then please submit your CV to include a link to your portfolio today. CVs submitted without a portfolio link unfortunately WILL NOT be considered. Upon application your CV will be sent to Vickers Neal and Elegant Clutter ONLY. We do not submit CVS to third parties.

To apply for this job email your details to eneal@vickersnealrecruitment.co.uk.