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Experience Designer (Physical + Interaction)

Deeplocal is seeking multidisciplinary designers with a passion for designing physical objects, environments, and interactive installations to join our growing creative team in Pittsburgh, PA.

From early sketches to fleshed out visual models to detailed interaction design, the Experience Designer leads aesthetic and human-centered design choices on physical interactive projects from concept to delivery. The ideal candidate for this position cares deeply about design quality—whether it’s the high-level vision or an intricate detail. They’re comfortable communicating design decisions to brand clients and to internal team members articulately and respectfully.

Candidates for this role must have a portfolio that demonstrates strong physical and visual design skills—including the ability to visualize ideas through beautiful sketches and/or renderings. While we’re looking for a design generalist, we expect that most candidates who apply will hold degrees in industrial design, architecture, environmental design, interaction design, interactive art, or a hybrid discipline.

Experience Designers report to the Director of Experience Design and are part of Deeplocal’s creative team. This position will work the brightest minds in the creative engineering field, including full time roboticists, and electrical, mechanical, and software engineers (many whom are a hybrid of the aforementioned). Additionally, they’ll have access to Deeplocal’s full fabrication facility on the first floor of the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters, where the team prototypes and builds every interactive experience they dream up.


Responsibilities

  • Creative Ideation - respond to creative briefs with innovative ideas that intelligently use design and technology; own the experience design perspective
  • Pitch Development - work on lean creative teams to communicate concepts through visuals and words that are on-trend, on-brand, and visually-stunning
  • Physical + Interaction Design - design spatial interactions, environments, and physical objects
  • Visual Design - direct aesthetic design choices, such as form factor, color, and materials, with mood boards and/or other visual references
  • Problem Solving - feel a sense of ownership over the success of interactive experience projects; be a relied-upon team member; be capable of general problem solving when challenges arise
  • Design Vision - guide the project through production, ensuring that the design and storytelling vision remains consistent and on brand.
  • Time Management - handle multiple projects simultaneously, keeping track of deadlines and self-directing your workload / priorities


About Deeplocal

Deeplocal is a creative engineering company based in Pittsburgh PA. We are reinventing marketing by creating story-driven interactive experiences and objects using emerging technology. Our clients are some of the world’s most loved brands, such as Google, Nike, and Netflix.

Our team is made up of exceptionally talented, highly motivated people who are experts in the fields of marketing, design, fabrication, and engineering (robotics, software, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, hybrid design / engineers...you name it).

We love to make inventions. We made a machine that chalked Tweets on the roads of the Tour de France. We designed a miniature golf course that responds to your voice commands. We engineered a bunch of parked cars to use their horns and alarm sounds to play Despacito. We built a giant, interactive wall out of thousands of arcade buttons that responds when you touch it. We created a robot that makes you a custom cocktail and serves up a side of chit chat while you wait.

Deeplocal has been behind some of the industry’s most talked about campaigns: Netflix Socks, Nike Chalkbot, Lyft Auto Tunes, and more. We also build innovative experiences and products for the tech industry’s biggest conferences, and for office and retail spaces around the globe.

Our studio is in a renovated brewery loft in Sharpsburg, PA, just outside of downtown Pittsburgh and right across the river from Lawrenceville. We have snacks, a pool table, and a 12,000 square foot fabrication shop.

We’ve been named Best Places to Work in Western PA four times. Our founder was named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council last year. Our work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more.
 

Mission
Invent products and experiences for innovative brands.

Purpose
To be a place where amazing talent can invent, create and inspire.

Core Values
Deeplocal is committed to maintaining the company's core values and culture as the company grows. Employees should exhibit the following Deeplocal core values:

  • Respectful
  • Efficient
  • Inventive
  • Resourceful
  • Humble

Benefits Include

  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Generous Primary & Secondary Caregiver Leave
  • Gym Subsidy
  • Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Company retreats and trips
  • Paid vacation
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