Associate Industrial Designer - OXO

New York, New York

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Join our OXO Team at Helen of Troy as an Associate Industrial Designer and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

At OXO, we're on a quest to make every day better. For 30 years, we've made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we're going to make it happen, even if it hasn't been done before - especially if it hasn't been done before. If you've ever thought, "there's got to be a better way to do this," then you belong here!

We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn't just a buzzword at OXO, it's a way of life. With a guest speaker series covering topics like service robots and crafting hard-to-write letters, book and bike clubs, volunteering opportunities, summer outings to theme parks, we like coming to work every day, and think you should, too.

What you will be doing:

This highly creative individual will play a key role in supporting the business in the development of the Industrial design through the aesthetics, ergonomics and user experience associated with the brand.

  • Assess user experience associated with ergonomics, user logic, and user interaction of the product

  • Conceptualization of product aesthetics associated with form, color, and design language

  • Identify and problem solve end user needs

  • Maintain a cohesive design language across the OXO portfolio

  • Evolve design in a "fresh" and meaningful manner through the user interaction, aesthetics, and CMF (color, materials and finish) which is on brand to OXO's identity

  • Ensure functionality of products that is alignment with the industrial design and engineering

  • Define color solutions in a purposeful and strategic manner which aligns with the business goals

  • Strategize design within the constraints of manufacturing and cost

  • On time execution of project landmarks and results

  • Collaborate with other areas of the business such as engineering and marketing to drive projects to completion

  • Support projects needs to help facilitate design decisions; (sketches, renderings, 3D CAD models, prototypes, mockups)

  • Provide multiple design solutions to aid project direction

  • Problem-solve end user needs through interactive testing

  • Evaluate ergonomics associated with user interaction of products

  • Stay ahead of color trends, materials, and competitor products

  • Apply relevant research to design goals

  • Propose solutions based on research to help drive design decisions

  • Conceptualize forward thinking ideas for enhancements on current / future products

  • Prove out concepts through prototypes, cad, and drawings

  • Document ideas and present to appropriate teams

  • Document and present relevant research to appropriate teams (cmf, design trends, ergonomic assessment, user interaction data)

  • Deliver research in timely manner that is in line with project milestones

  • Contribute design resources and support for projects outside of team's projects

  • Participate and give design feedback as needed on projects outside of team's project scope

  • Approve factory samples for color approval across all teams

  • Give feedback to appropriate teams on color direction

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • SolidWorks proficient

  • KeyShot proficient

  • Adobe Photoshop & illustrator proficient

  • Strong sketching skills

  • Ability to articulate design in an effective manner through drawings, CAD models and prototypes

  • Ability to articulate subjective ideas in a meaningful and logical manner

  • Research oriented approach to design

  • Strong understanding of CMF and trends

  • Strong sense of aesthetics

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design

  • 1+ years of experience working as an industrial designer with relevant experience

  • Electronic copy of portfolio along with application

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Injection molding and manufacturing knowledge

  • Design consultancy background

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.


For more information about Helen of Troy, visit You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.

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