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Hybrid ID and CMF Designer

Company: HTC VIVE
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

HTC Creative LabsHTC Creative Labs is a product design, prototyping, and incubation studio that provides design strategy for all HTC and collaborates directly with teams in Seattle, Taipei, and San Francisco to bring new hardware and software experiences to market. We are a small, cross-functional team of designers, artists, developers, and researchers responsible for HTC's most significant product and experience design work over the past decade. Our focus is to create next-generation XR software and hardware experiences for the HTC VIVE brand. Our process relies on the collaboration of exceptionally talented individuals to imagine, design, and develop products that offer functional benefits and emotional resonance to our target audiences.About Your Next OpportunityWe are seeking a talented and passionate Hybrid ID and CMF Designer to join our growing Berkeley Industrial Design team to work on the future of spatial computing (VR/AR) hardware and the related ecosystem. You will support all phases of ID, product development, CMF design, oversee a variety of color and material developments through manufacturing, and help shape the long-term vision for HTC-Vive's overarching CMF strategy. This position requires working collaboratively with other designers, ergonomists, engineers, and program managers in an iterative fashion, across time zones with an expected 2-4 business trips to Taiwan annually. A viable candidate must demonstrate their ability to deliver first-class design solutions that reflect an understanding of the end user's needs while balancing the underlying complexity or constraints.Please submit a PDF portfolio or include URL(s) to an online portfolio in addition to your resume, as submissions without portfolio included will not be considered. Job Responsibilities

  • Execute all phases of color and material development - from initial trend research to concept development and refinement, and through mass production
  • Build beautifully crafted CMF narratives, strategy, and comprehensive guidelines
  • Create digital and physical CMF concepts that align with our strategy
  • Work cross functionally with industrial designers, UX/UI designers, engineers, and manufacturing partners
  • Keen eye for color and material trends
  • Conduct trend and market research and analysisThe Successful Candidate Will Have
    • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Color Theory, Graphic Design, or other relevant field of study
    • 3+ years of experience as a CMF or industrial designer (5 years ideally)
    • Expert in Adobe Suite (photoshop, illustrator), Keynote or Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of Keyshot or other 3D rendering software is a plus
    • Knowledge of CREO package, Solidworks, Rhino, Grasshopper, or other CAD software is a plus
    • Experience in wearables and soft goods are highly preferred
    • Comprehensive knowledge of CMF design methodology, diverse material technology and manufacturing processes.
    • Experience in defining and executing sustainability initiatives highly preferred.
    • Have an eye for clean, visually impactful design that is current and fresh. Must have a great sensitivity to color, aesthetics, and materiality, and the ability to translate trends into compelling products.
    • A command of design fundamentals, a nimble mind, and an ability to thrive in a fast paced, diverse team environment are key to a success
    • Self-starter with great organizational skills, but also work well with direction from a manager
    • Travel domestically and internationally as required to support projects, conduct research, etc.
    • Great visual, verbal, and written communication skills to ensure great presentations and a smooth working process with our global design team and vendor networkHTC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, national origin, citizenship, genetics, marital status, veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. HTC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees' and applicants' time with us, including with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, and general treatment during employment.HTC requires employees and employment candidates who will be at any of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.If you need assistance to accommodate a disability or vaccine exemption, you may request it at any time. Please contact HTC at (425) 679-5318.This organization participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: HTC VIVE, Berkeley , Hybrid ID and CMF Designer, Other , Berkeley, California

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