Sr. Industrial Designer, Packaging (Experience & Visual Design)
Company: Sonos Inc
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 11, 2020
Department: Design and Creative
Location: Santa Barbara
Req#: 5455 Sonos is seeking a senior level Designer to join its
high-performing, collaborative Packaging Experience & Visual Design
team. The role of a Senior Designer in the Packaging Design team at
Sonos requires balancing a deep sense of collaboration &
communication, with an eye for design details, quality, and a
desire to deliver the right product . Designers at Sonos are
expected to embrace the design team behaviors of Trust, Debate, and
Accountability. The ability to envision and shape Sonos design
experiences for premium packaging for today and beyond is your
mission. This approach requires attention to detail and craft that
is fueled by deep curiosity, respecting the challenges of
delivering a premium out of box experience for iconic products.
More than a candidate that checks every box, we re looking for
people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos no matter
their background or how they identify. If that s you, we hope you
ll apply for this role.
You want to be part of a team.
You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look
forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You
assume everyone s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and
embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help.
Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively
contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.
You enjoy a challenge.
Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity.
You re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn
from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the
future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over
You love to listen.
You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to
understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You re
passionate about culture and know the power that music, film,
podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.
What You ll Do As a designer in Packaging Design, you are expected
to collaborate with design and engineering partners on programs to
deliver premium, sustainable package designs. Your role
fundamentally provides 2D and 3D expertise to help build, refine,
and communicate great design solutions that uphold or improve the
packaging experience. Your role is not limited to this -- you
should also be ready to contribute to early concept exploration,
visualization, and presentations to visually articulate the
packaging design intent. Packaging Design is committed to
delivering an easy, enjoyable opening experience for our
* Apply your 2D and 3D expertise and skills to help create, refine,
and communicate superior structural design intent that uphold or
improve the packaging experience platform.
* Create volume models, structural prototypes, dielines and renders
to communicate Sonos
* point of view on unboxing experiences.
* Experience with various packaging substrates such as SBS,
Corrugate, Rigid box
* Experience with packaging manufacturing and print
* Provide clear, focused direction (i.e. design brief, sketches) to
drive programs and initiatives
* Further develop our sustainable packaging exploration and
initiatives to deliver on our Sustainability KPIs
Success in this role requires:
* Aesthetic sensitivity: Ability to consistently deliver and
innovate design concepts that express a strong eye towards form and
function, attention to detail and conceptual clarity. Candidates
must demonstrate the ability to draw upon contemporary trends in a
way that results in aesthetic unboxing experiences for the holistic
packaging system (exterior and interior).
* Creative thinking: Ability to think creatively and critically
across a range of problem types while keeping sight of the big
picture goals. Additionally, the right candidate will have a
genuine interest in working across problems that touch upon
industrial design, packaging, interaction design and brand in a
manner that reinforces the Sonos design and brand promise.
* Organizational skills: Candidates should be detail-driven and
seasoned in navigating packaging interaction and development
processes for volume production: tracking schedules, program aims
and manufacturing considerations while striving to deliver
compelling packaging experiences that support premium products.
Skills You ll Need
* BA or BS in the field of Industrial Design, Packaging Engineering
or other related Bachelor's Degree
* A minimum of 4-7+ years of experience in designing premium retail
packaging in a corporate or consulting team environment
* Experience in delivering premium packaging solutions for
worldwide markets with a focus in the areas of consumer
electronics, domestic appliances, beauty, or other related CPG
* Proven ability to develop & resolve design concepts through
sketches, mock-ups, & models; from 2D to full 3D prototypes
* Proven ability in developing packaging structures for volume
production and manufacturing
* Experience interacting and effectively communicating with
internal partners & 3rd party vendors throughout the design
* Proficiency with software such as Adobe CC, G-Suite or MS Office,
Keyshot, Artios, Solidworks, Siemens NX, or similar
* Able to travel approximately 10-15% annually (nationally and
Please note, a portfolio available for viewing is required, and
should be included with your application. It can be in the form of
a link shared on your resume or attached as a separate document. If
a password is required, please include that either on your resume
or in the \\"Why Sonos\\" section of the form.
* Understanding of impacts of packaging materials and design
solutions on Colors, Materials and Finish for product
* Ability to maintain aesthetic sensitivity from concept to
manufacture without losing the spirit of the original packaging
* Ability to multitask, work quickly, accurately, but take time for
reflection and innovation
* Demonstrated ability to translate trends and culture into
* Strong command of American-English is critical, a second spoken
language is a plus
More About Sonos
Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom
wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people
listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want,
where they want, how they want.
Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new
technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our
software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while
participating in a culture that values respect, transparency,
collaboration, and ownership.
Together we re working to positively impact the world and inspire
everyone to listen better because listening brings people together,
builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.
Notice to European Job Applicants: Information you submit as a part
of your job application will be used in accordance with Sonos EU
Job Applicant Privacy Notice.
Notice to U.S. Job Applicants: Sonos is an equal opportunity
employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected
Follow the links to review the EEO is the Law poster and its
supplement. The pay transparency policy is available here. Sonos is
committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations
to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable
accommodation because of a disability for any part of the
employment process, please send an e-mail to
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