Above is growing and we are now looking for a senior industrial designer to be a key member of our creative team. Next to absolutely loving what they do, the successful candidate will help us create meaningful and iconic products & experiences that people fall in love with. Next to world-class skills, we are looking for someone who is humble enough to take direction and learn from others, but who is also confident enough to support and defend design decisions and direction to C-levels.
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone seeking to work with a hyper-talented multi-disciplinary team on a wide variety of design & innovation projects for some of the world's most exciting clients. We believe in creating a culture where you, as an individual, can take responsibility for your work - but we also take care of each other as we navigate ambiguity, tackle challenging problems, and grow as a team. Above was selected by Fast Company as one of the world’s best workplaces for innovators and we intend to continue to live up to this reputation by selecting the world’s most passionate and curious creatives.
One of our core philosophies is that we believe in bringing design and technology together from the very beginning, breaking down boundaries between the physical and the digital, while fusing hardware and software into meaningful products & services.
What you’ll be mostly doing:
Think strategically about the way to approach a brief to deliver the best outcome for the project
Set priorities and be accountable from initial concept to final design delivery to clients and team
Raise the bar and inspire the team on all seniority levels; Support mentoring of junior designers and interns
Work seamlessly together with other competencies within Above and ARC
Be positive, proactive, and solutions-oriented in your approach to design and the general working culture
Help champion design within Above, ARC, and beyond
Skills & Requirements
Experience with and an excellent understanding of UI/UX
You are proficient in CAD (other software is welcome)
Great project management skills; effectively track project timelines and deliverables when leading small/medium complexity projects.
Can clearly and concisely communicate ideas, concepts, and final presentations to clients & teams alike
Experience working with and communicating with international and multicultural teams
Be agile and flexible— constant change is not a problem for you
at least 5 years experience in product design/development, ideally in a design consulting environment, and with a strong portfolio that showcases creative skills across the design process.
Experience in developing design concepts from design strategy, and prototyping all the way to manufacturing, with a passion for sustainable materials and a keen eye for the details.
Strong sketching skills – for rapid concept generation
Comfortable working independently or in a team and across multiple projects
Fluent in English
Other languages are an asset
About our creative culture
Our culture heavily relies on creative teamwork where everyone is an important decision-maker. You will be able to influence ideas, platforms, and upcoming briefs as part of a multidisciplinary team. Observing, reflecting, and making is the approach that the team uses to overcome everyday challenges together.
A bit about Above
We at Above are devoted to breaking down the boundaries between physical and digital solutions with the fusion of hardware, software, applications, and services. We work with the full scale of product and service creation, from strategic concepting to manufacturing.
One of our core philosophies is that we believe in prototyping early and often by bringing designers and engineers together from the very start of a project. If our designers can understand and make technology decisions, while our engineers can grasp and influence the user experience, then we can truly find a meaningful collaboration that results in actual relevant products.
We work with amazing international brands, local Scandinavian heroes, and a fantastic collection of startups and scaleups. We also have a passion for creating our own products and have a good track record of successful start-up ventures. We’re a team of warm, welcoming, dedicated professionals that love to build cool stuff. In everything we do, we strive for a world-class result and we believe you share that mindset.
In 2021, Above joined ARC Arise Consulting. Together we make up a group of 13 brilliant companies, driving innovation for the world’s boldest brands.
If you have any questions regarding the job position, send an email to Ryan Helps at [email protected] and If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please send an email to our People Operations Manager Therese Söfgren at [email protected]
We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen our work and industry, and we significantly favor this in our recruitment. We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and better, more valuable solutions for our clients. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to be a part of changing the way the world thinks about design and technology.
Please note that we will only consider applicants that apply via our website.
About the company
Above is a Scandinavian innovation agency driving positive change through a seamless fusion of strategy, design, and tech. We work with the world’s boldest companies to create futures that are optimistic, sustainable, and enjoyable. Our team of 80+ specialists work from our studions in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden and satellites in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco, US.
Want to make the world a better, cooler place? Take the next step of your journey with us.