Senior Product 3D Designer
We have immediate opening for a Product 3D Designer in our UK office.
The Senior Designer functions as an integral member of the design staff, providing quality branded environments and creative insight for Sparks’ customers.
We offer a diversity of clients and projects as well as the opportunity to create a niche, fill a void and explore. Our work culture appeals to self-directed, flexible team players, who have great interpersonal skills, learn quickly, work efficiently and are comfortable working under pressure. We're a highly collaborative group working closely with multi-disciplinary team members, account teams, estimators, and detailers.
Design creative brand experiences across multiple environments including trade-show exhibits, events and both temporary and permanent installations
Creating high quality presentations, visualizations and renderings, sharing 3D design files with partners, graphic design and project management departments.
Strategically and professionally present complex ideas and designs to partners and clients during design meetings via face-to-face, phone, and email (20%)
Knowledge of latest production methodology and basic engineering in a concurrent effort to produce stylish, functional solutions while also reducing the time to market.
Demonstrate a solid design sense through each project that includes space, measurement, form, volume and color.
Take design direction from the partners, clients, sales representatives and Department Manager.
Operate effectively as part of a larger team under time constraints and be able to meet deadlines.
Display solid orientation toward services and be cost conscious.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Other related duties as needed
Qualified applicants could have an education in one of the following: architecture, environmental design, retail design, interior design, industrial design, exhibit design or experiential design. Experience is helpful but not as important as creativity, intelligence and the right attitude. We are looking for individuals with passion, drive and motivation; as well as exceptional communication and design skills.
Successful candidates will possess:
Leadership: Outstanding leadership abilities are crucial in order to motivate and collaborate with diverse creative teams.
Communication: Excellent communication skills will be needed to develop and present creative concepts.
Creativity: In order to drive top notch creative solutions in multiple specialties, an ability to immerse oneself in our clients’ brand, culture, products, and marketing objectives is indispensable.
Strategy: The ability to think strategically and aid in research, strategy, and experience mapping is helpful.
Design Visualization: Applicants must have the necessary skills to present creative solutions, a combination of the following methods
Preferred: 3D modeling, concept sketching, environmental branding, creative writing, floor plan/space development, presentation layouts, basic construction drawings, and familiarity with Adobe Suite software.
Knowledge: A working knowledge of technologies, materials, building techniques and event production methods is key
We have immediate opening for a Project Manager in our UK office.
The Project Manager has the overall responsibility of successfully executing assigned projects. The project manager will be in charge of coordinating various projects associated with the mobile devices.
Coordinating the product engineers with the purchasing team and manufacturing teams
Monitor production schedules and quality in order to ensure production timelines are meet and devices are produced per product specifications
Processing company website packages in a timely and accurate manner.
Identifying outstanding questions to customers in order to accurately quote each item.
Working with vendors (domestic and overseas), suppliers, and productionmanager to estimate all material and labor costs associated with a project.
Creating and updating a cost breakdown for all projects for assigned accounts.
Processing orders when received by coordinating with Purchasing Department to issue purchase orders to the appropriate vendors.
Working with draftsmen to create CAD drawings and renderings of each item to ensure products are engineered to customers’ specifications.
Developing a timeline/schedule for each project/account and monitoring this schedule to ensure on-time shipments.
Communicating with salesperson or customer directly to update on progress and to ensure all requirements and changes are fulfilled.
Create and update inventory reports for assigned accounts to report to customer and avoid and shortages.
Coordinating and QC’ing production of devices prototype
Coordinate shipping of products with factory and customer
Discussing any damages, quality issues, or shortages with customer and coordinating resolutions
Frequent travel to China manufacturing sites
Speak and write English as well as Mandarin Chinese.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Degree in business or engineering preferred.
EXCELLENT skills in Microsoft Excel, and proficient in Word and other common software.
Must be able to multi-task, stay very organized, and possess excellent verbal and written skills
Must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ work experience
Manufacturing experience desired, preferably in areas such as mobile, computer or electronics related production