Senior Designer at CRASTER

    Full Time
    London, UK
    Posted 8 months ago

    The Opportunity

    Job Title Senior Designer

    Reports to NPD studio manager

    Company Brief Craster enables premium hospitality brands to deliver an exceptional customer experience through intelligent design. The quality and integrity of our supply and manufacturing partnerships is key to our success.


    We care

    Be curious

    Do the right thing

    offer excellence

    open to challenge

    Role Purpose

    The Main Objective of this Role is:

    • Help spearhead delivery of Craster’s design/product strategy; this is an essential role in delivering Craster’s new product development strategy.
    • Design of new products both for the Craster Catalog and for specific client projects.
    • Redesign/improve existing product designs
    • R&D for new ranges of products/materials/categories

    The position requires an experienced and motivated Industrial Designer with a strong portfolio of relevant work who thrives working simultaneously on multiple projects and managing their own workload.

    Craster is looking for a team member who has experience at all levels of design, from researching and identifying innovative solutions, creating concepts, prototypes and mockups to liaising with our sales and commercial teams, customers and manufacturers to deliver beautiful products on time and on budget. . The candidate will connect with internal and external stakeholders and be responsible for delivering assigned projects in partnership with their product developer, while also actively participating in cross-team projects.

    As a Senior Designer at Craster, you are expected to set the pace and develop the younger members of the team through mentoring, maintaining and expecting high standards, bringing smart new perspectives to complex reports, and fostering a high-quality and innovative team. performance of designers and developers. .

    Key Responsibilities and Products

    • Help to lead (product/pipeline/design DNA)
    • Contribution to all phases of design projects, with the ability to assume/lead key phases within a team environment.
    • Contribution to the innovation pipeline
    • Effective communication between the team and stakeholders.
    • Exchange of technical and industry knowledge.
    • Generation of Concepts / Prototypes
    • Contribution to the innovation pipeline
    • Effective communication between the team and stakeholders.
    • Exchange of technical and industry knowledge.
    • Generation of Concepts / Prototypes
    • Brand – Marketing
    • Creative input to design-related marketing (photo shoots/assets/trade shows)
    • client presentations
    • supplier relationship
    • Maintain existing relationships with partners and develop new ones.
    • Working alongside supplier partners to find effective design solutions


    • 3D modeling, Rendering, DFM
    • Quality control of samples and production.
    • Packaging Specifications

    Role KPIs

    • Contribute to the growth of the launch value of new products against annual sales
    • Produce design work of a consistent high standard across all projects
    • Manage nominated stages of design projects, including budgets
    • Effective internal and external communication with the client
    • Deliver all phases of the design process on time and within budget

    Skills, Experience and Capabilities

    Key Skills

    • Innovative and Creative
    • Self-motivated and proactive
    • Intelligent and independent problem solver with own initiative
    • Intellectual curiosity to identify and solve problems.
    • Versatility to manage multiple projects + ability to prioritize work under pressure
    • Good verbal and written communication
    • Honesty, reliability, passion.
    • Good decision making skills.
    • flexible and adaptable
    • The ability to work within defined brand DNA parameters
    • Understanding of aesthetics, craftsmanship and quality.


    • A Product/Industrial Design degree and product portfolio to showcase your design skills.
    • A minimum of 5 years of design experience in a similar industry
    • Strong skills in Solidworks, KeyShot, Adobe Suite, with a good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Talented and motivated designer with a passion for great design and innovation, and a broad and proficient understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques.
    • Strong track record of conceiving and realizing new ideas in sketching, visualization and rapid prototyping, with an understanding of the cost implications of decision making throughout the design process and the ability to manage the budgets associated with these.

    ***Only applications with an attached CV, cover letter and PDF folder will be considered***

    Direct Reports

    None – Work within a team structure with support from product developers and junior designers.


    London, United Kingdom

    How to Apply
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    All applications must include a Portfolio, CV/Resume, and any relevant documentation

    Job Features

    Job Category

    Creative Design, Creative Director, Designer

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