Industrial Designer, Senior

Madison, WI

Delve's Madison, WI team is looking for a highly motivated senior-level industrial designer looking to push their creativity, careers, clients, and teams forward. You are a person with creative vision and design leadership; you have a relentless passion for teamwork and embracing uncertainty while working on projects that traverse various industries. Whether it is expanding our user-centered methods, investigating material and manufacturing methods, or applying emerging technologies, we are looking for industrial designers that have a passion for driving change and crafting a better future.

In this role you will be responsible for

  • Design leadership with clients and within internal teams
  • Identifying or translating relevant insights into compelling design solutions.
  • Guiding strategic product vision, leading design processes, and delivering creative outcomes.
  • Contributing to cross-functional collaboration through all phases of the design process from insights gathering to manufacturing ready deliverables.
  • Generating world-class tangible deliverables, including concept sketching and CAD rendering.
  • Providing creative vision, confidence, and design leadership for both client and internal teams.
  • Developing innovative solutions across physical products and connected product experiences.
  • Serving as the Project Manager on projects ensuring client satisfaction, overall project success, and building client relationships.
  • Mentor junior design staff and explore new design methods.

If our priorities below are a good match, we would love to talk with you! We encourage applicants of color and those with diverse lived experiences to apply.

You have

  • Eight years of professional design experience
  • Fluid concept generation and detailed execution skills
  • Experience working within a consulting / agency environment
  • Expert level sketching, prototyping, Adobe, and CAD skills
  • You communicate with ease in both written and verbal formats.
  • Background in human-centered, iterative, and collaborative design.
  • An ability to tell complex product stories in media including video and animation.
  • Strong knowledge of materials and manufacturing
  • Passion for learning new design tools and methods
  • An interest in an area such as Sustainability, emerging technologies, or CMF.

You are

  • Passionate about design, both historical context, and current trends.
  • A natural collaborator, with the ability to work alongside experts (in interaction design, human factors, mechanical engineering, insights, strategy) in an iterative fashion.
  • A natural presenter and communicator (visual, verbal, written), both virtually and in-person
  • Experienced designing medical devices/healthcare or other equivalent complex & technical space.


  • 8+ years of Industrial Design experience
  • Experience leading design teams and design projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or related professional degree

About Delve

Delve is a full-service design and innovation firm with a heritage stemming from product design. Providing impactful strategy, design, and engineering, we’ve been in business over 50 years now. In the last 6 years, we’ve expanded from our headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin to opening offices in San Francisco and Boston. To mark our 50 years in business, we moved our headquarters into a vibrant new studio space in the heart of downtown Madison and renamed our firm to reflect more accurately what we do today and our aspirations for the future.

Be inspired. Be inspiring. Be yourself.

Delve embraces difference because creativity, curiosity, and diversity drive innovation. We nurture a supportive and inclusive environment. Be yourself and create a future that improves lives.

A little more information

You’ll have gathered from this ad that we are still hiring despite the pandemic. Our business is thriving, and hiring you will help us keep delivering on our projects. We’re doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.’ Interviews will be done virtually, and we are well set up for remote onboarding. So, although it’s possible when you join us it’ll be from your home office, we have everything in place so you’ll start day one feeling part of the team. We have regular team video catch-ups, pets are often included. Many people are home with their families, so children pop up occasionally as well – and that is ok!

We’ll be onsite again as soon as the COVID-19 alert levels allow. You can join our team safely in the knowledge that our infrastructure and flexible work practices are already in place.

We also realize that you are making a big decision when considering a new job. You need to consider salary, the inherent satisfaction you will get from your work, and whether you will enjoy your colleagues. We all spend a lot of time at work and realize that little stuff can make the difference between being happy and productive or grumpy and wanting out. So, we’ve done our best to build a culture, adapted from some of the world’s best companies, that represents our values and that is flexible to each studio’s unique proclivities. Here are a few big and little things we think make Delve a fun, joyful, and safe place to spend your days, create lasting friendships and build your career:

  • Offices located in the design centers of vibrant cities with great walking access to coffee shops, breweries and restaurants. You probably already know what San Francisco and Boston are about, but if you haven’t been to Madison, you will be pleasantly surprised, if not completely blown away.
  • Well-designed studios with ergonomic workspaces, collaborative work areas and access to natural light for those who want it, and dark and quiet areas for those who don’t.
  • A flexible vacation policy. We trust you to know when you need to recharge.
  • Flexible work hours and ability to work remotely
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) training
  • Support for affinity groups
  • A professional development budget for access to conferences and, training, etc.
  • Unlimited snacks with a bias toward healthy stuff like shelled pistachios, but still plenty of questionable choices like beef jerky and goldfish crackers
  • No dress code beyond “dress for your day”.
  • Access to the prototype machine shop and engineering labs with tools like laser cutters, 3D printers, mills, and a wood shop (Madison) for both professional and personal projects.
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Dog friendly offices with friendly dogs like Zoe, Selki, and Talia
  • Open book financials and generally open and transparent leadership communication
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement

Madison office:

  • Free heated indoor parking with electric vehicle charging
  • Exercise room overlooking Lake Mendota
  • Outdoor terrace off our break room with seating and gas grills
  • 11th floor roof deck with a fireplace, more gas grills, panoramic views including opportunities to watch a semi-pro soccer team, ultimate frisbee team and national musical acts on the next door stadium
  • Fizzy water on tap
  • Beerstorming Fridays
  • Beer on tap
  • Board game Thursdays
  • Personal use of company cars including a cargo van we lovingly call the “Scary Van”
  • Game room with ping pong, VR, and lots of classic consoles
  • Bike stand and tools with in-office bike racks

If this opportunity matches your skills and career goals, send the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Sample portfolio of relevant professional work

We will begin reviewing applicant submissions February 10th.

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