High-end, Eco-friendly Dog and Cat bed manufacturing start-up in Los Angeles seeking Product Designer and Developer intern to begin immediately. The internship will be a minimum of 2 months. We are looking for someone who is available part time, ~2 days/week, hours flexible.
Responsible for designing new and fresh product solutions from original concepts, research and selection of appropriate eco-conscious materials, creating proto-types and making modifications to ensure manufacturability.
Product Design/Developer – Independently work with overall final decision making from the company founders to create original, innovative pet beds and designs that grow out of our target market segmentation. Continuously push to advance design image, product performance, and inspires targeted consumers. Contributes to seasonal creative strategy for products and line segments
Design– proactively research trending patterns, monitor and interact with other designers via our design corner, eco-conscious fabrics and fills to push innovation in our bed lines. Create samples/prototypes of the beds and fine-tune them to be production ready.
Process/Timeline - Works with management team to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines.
Constant communication with founders is key to the role.
We are seeking someone who can merge fantastic visual design with an understanding for materials and how they converge. We would particularly like to find someone who has an understanding of sustainable fabrics.
BA or Master level required.