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Senior Designer, Industrial Design

Date: Jun 1, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116077 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

Huemen Design:

HARMAN has always placed great value on the design and execution of its products and services. In 2018, the three internal design groups across the 4 divisions were reorganized into a single agency-model design organization. This design organization is named “Huemen”. Huemen will continue to deliver and lead the world-class design across all of HARMAN in the disciplines of Industrial Design (ID), User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX), as well Marketing Services and Future Experiences in Auto and Home.


Position Summary:

Huemen is looking for an adventurous, passionate, and accomplished individual with world class design sensibility to join our client facing Industrial Design department in our New York office. The Senior ID will define and deliver unique, intuitive and appealing product experiences and brand identities for our clients. Successful candidates will deeply understand the customer journey and own the product vision from a high level as well as execute designs at a detailed level. The individual will work in close collaboration with our clients dynamic and authentic brands, ensuring creativity and consistency across all product related touchpoints globally.

The Senior ID will possess an exceptional voice to execute against their vision within the context of globally recognized brands. Extensive experience in Industrial Design, manufacturing techniques and material knowledge, paired with deep understanding of branding is essential. The Senior ID will take a collaborative approach to partnering internally with Business Development, UIUX Design and Marketing Services.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspire and cultivate a creative culture 
  • Responsible for maintaining quality of work and timely delivery of project assets
  • Interface with design team stakeholders across various locations.
  • Enhance product design vision through exposure to new product design and user experiences.
  • Develop & lead Industrial Design and design language guidelines for Huemen clients.
  • Create & lead Industrial Design across multiple brands and deliver compelling presentations
  • Envision and deliver innovative product concepts to improve brand & product communication
  • Collaborate with Business Development to help acquire and win new clients for Huemen
  • Develop & communicate captivating product design presentations internally at Huemen as well as externally in front of clients
  • Strive to evolve clients future brand design language strategy
  • Help to evolve creative processes to improve efficiency
  • Represent Huemen Design across various departments and divisions internally at Harman as well as externally.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in the field of product- and industrial design and brand development
  • Good knowledge and understanding of all phases of the design process­ from trend research and design strategy to concept development and execution
  • Must have a solid understanding and desire to keep up to date with innovation trends, industry trends, and design trends with a specific focus on consumer electronics
  • Knowledge of relevant software, tools, and processes
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills
  • Highly driven and proactive self-starter - taking on a task without much context and driving it through to the end.
  • The ability to work seamlessly with leaders across multiple functions
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in product/industrial design
  • Fluent in English. Additional language is a plus


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel at least 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in the New York, NY office
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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