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Postion: 3D Designer with some 2D skills. Experience with 3D printing preferred.

Requires creative 3D design work across a variety of responsibilities and types of projects. The designer will need to feel comfortable taking ownership of the full breadth of a design project with guidance and support from the Project Manager. Their wide range of responsibilities include; approachable client communication, participating in initial brainstorming sessions, design quoting, 3D modeling for concept and 3D printing, uploading and sharing files with both the client and thingsmiths team.

The types of projects the designer can expect range from recreation projects, sculptural work, 3D scanning, mechanical, prototyping, and show-room models.

It is imperative that this designer is a strong communicator and collaborator. They must have basic 3D printing knowledge and be able to work creatively and effectively within a pre-set budget.

Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design timeline management — strictly adhering to deadlines, updating deliverable dates as necessary, and keeping both the client and thingsmiths team informed.

  • Quoting — Writing out descriptive quotes for each potential project, listing steps clearly for client to understand final outcome, and set hours the project will take to complete.

  • Delivering and presenting designs directly to the clients.

  • Interface with customers to determine their technical requirements, expectations, and recommend solutions.

  • Joining brainstorms and helping to creatively solve for client's objectives.

  • Non-Disclosure and Contractor Agreement required

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Mastery in Fusion360, Solidworks, or ZBrush.

  • Comfortable with setting own deadlines, predicting hours per project, and hitting those goals.

  • Excellent people and communication skills both orally and written.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills with internal and external teams at all organization levels.

  • Be highly organized and follow naming conventions and pre-established organization.

  • Expert troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

  • Organized and self-motivated.

  • Experience with Rapid Prototyping, Additive Manufacturing is a plus.

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience is a plus.

Job Type: Part-time Contractor

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan


About thingsmiths:

thingsmiths LLC is an Ann Arbor-based company founded in 2013. Bringing affordable 3D printing to market, we are proud to be Michigan born, and look forward to bringing exemplary customer service and ease-of-use to the global retail 3D printing market.

EEO Statement : It is the policy of thingsmiths LLC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, height, weight, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ADA Statement: It is the policy of thingsmiths LLC to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is the company policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, release, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.