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Product and Service Designer - Innovation

Portland, OR

Are you obsessed with ideating and prototyping new products and services that improve everyday lives? Would you thrive working in a multidisciplinary studio of product designers, interaction designers, ethnographers, art directors, architects and developers?

Ziba has been in the innovation business for almost four decades. Join our team of creative leaders who have envisioned the first USB key, the first wearable fitness device, the first retail bank and many other everyday breakthroughs that are too confidential include in this job posting. Today, we are still going strong helping fortune 500 clients and startups alike envision new products and services across multiple categories ranging from beauty, lifestyle, food, retail and healthcare.

We are looking for a designer to join our innovation team who thrives in ambiguity and gets a rush out of envisioning and making new futures possible. A passion for sustainability is a plus.

You are:

  • A prolific ideator of product, service, digital, retail and new business solutions
  • A dynamic and magnetic collaborator
  • Focused on solving for what people need and desire; removing pain points and creating moments of delight.
  • Able to thrive in ambiguity and embrace the iterative design process
  • Continuously seeking and sharing inspiration from cultural and societal trends, historical references and analogous experiences
  • Familiar with design thinking

You can:

  • Concept product and service solutions that powerfully and uniquely express the brands they represent and connect to thehearts and minds of the people who need them
  • Contribute to design research via concept generation, evaluation, and synthesis
  • Communicate your ideas effectively across a variety of mediums including writing, speaking, sketching, and prototypes

You have:

  • 3-5 years experience
  • A degree in product design, industrial design or related field

How we’ll support you:

A passionate team of designers and strategists help you grow professionally through multidisciplinary coaching, peer mentorship, training in proprietary tools and methods in an environment of constant learning and exploration.

What to send us:

  • A link to your portfolio and one-page résumé
  • A brief introduction letter listing a few of your favorite product or service experiences and why you love them
  • At least one project case study showing your design process from beginning to end, including a summary of how insights influenced the final result

What we offer:

  • Medical, dental, vision, HSA, and life insurance benefits are standard
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Unlimited FTO policy, plus a generous holiday policy (6 paid holidays + the week between December 24th - January 1st off)
  • 401k matching
  • Incentive plan for profit sharing
  • Family leave plan

Our innovative and effective employee initiatives have earned recognition with the prestigious When Work Works Award. Read more here.

Interested? Reach out! We always love to connect:

Ziba Design is an equal opportunity employer and eagerly awaiting BIPOC applications.

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