Jr. Graphic Designer

Do you like to work independently without supervision? Do you have a degree and 1-3 years of working experience? Do you love design and creativity?  Do you LOVE FOOD? SIM Design is looking for a full-time Jr. Graphic Designer with creative vision and a love for branding. If this excites you the way it excites us, and you are keen to work on SIM’s global lifestyle brands then keep on reading!

Given SIM’s small size, this role will require a start up entrepreneurial attitude and the willingness to chip in. If you want a career where design, creativity, and fun control your day, then this is the role for you!  

This role will play an integral part within print and web design to bring our brands to life. We are looking for someone with a passion for branding and a keen eye for design. The Jr. Graphic Designer should have a strong creative voice who can run with existing brand aesthetics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Passionate about products, lifestyle, and design

  • Ability to Illustrate and Hand Letter, experience with product photography a plus

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the team

  • Produce artwork and photography for social media, web, DM, primary and secondary/promotional packaging

  • Collaborate with the team and able to present conceptual ideas and justify design decisions to senior designers, Creative Director, and other senior leadership

  • Present design options at various stages of completion, making changes as necessary

  • Execute projects within program timelines from concept through production

  • Supporting research into design trends to inspire and guide your design directions.

  • Take on special tasks to support multiple projects and use feedback to improve work

  • Ensure all artwork produced is on brand and in scope of the project.

  • Prepare, package and spec files for print

  • Excellent craft & mockup skill

  • Take on additional design projects as needed, including but not limited to: illustration, accessories, photo-retouching, and so on

Qualifications

  • A. or B.F.A. in Graphic Design

  • 1-3 years experience

  • Experience in the beauty/fashion or lifestyle brands preferred

  • High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Product photography, mobile phone photography, and post-production editing familiarity a plus

  • Must be a self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative

  • Outstanding communication skills: both written and verbal

  • Creative, collaborative, and able to contribute ideas in group settings

  • Exemplary organizational skills, with high attention to detail

  • Ability to juggle projects and prioritize

Candidates must have working English in order to effectively communicate with global partners and clients. This position is open to individuals currently residing in Taiwan who are Taiwanese citizens and/or permanent residents.  Monthly salary on offer is NT$27,000 with performance bonuses three times a year and full benefits are provided as per Taiwan labour laws.

Please send resume and portfolio to:

Natasha Chiang
Admin Champion, Sim Design
natasha@simdesign.guru


Sr. Project Engineer

Do you like to work independently without supervision? Do you have a degree and 4-5 years of working experience? Do you love design and creativity?  Do you LOVE FOOD?

SIM Design is looking for a full-time Sr. Project Engineer with a passion for product development.   You will be competent in developing mechanisms based on concept designs with a vital understanding of the manufacturing process. Additionally, you will be able to work across core functional teams to enhance, resolve or develop new processes and milestones to meet overall business objectives.  Working across geographies, this role will share time in between SIM creative design centre in Taiwan, R&D in HK, and manufacturing in China. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, task-orientated, able to influence and engage with all levels of stakeholders and stay engaged throughout the design process from concept to production.  

Given SIM's small size, this role will require a start up entrepreneurial attitude and the willingness to chip in. If you want a career where design, creativity, and fun control your day, then this is the role for you!  

As a senior team member you will be expected to manage your project schedule prioritizations including but not limited to: physical design, concept ideation, and physical interaction design of products using sketching and handmade models; CAD modeling and rendering to conceptualize, visualize, and realize products into their physical designs.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead project team towards the design and visualization of concepts that can be quickly turned into form models for concept evaluation.

  • Oversee the full design management of product performance, reliability and manufacturability through adherence to the company’s products’ standards and specifications to ensure design quality.

  • Responsible for resolving process issues and working as a liaison between supporting teams such as Product Design, Engineering and Quality Control

  • Coordinate with respective project team members for development/ maintenance of processes, including process control plans, tolerance charts, operation sheets, tooling lists, training guides, and in process, final audit and receiving plan

  • Providing guidance and recommendations to internal teams and suppliers during the process to ensure manufacturing issues, improvements or updates to new/existing design and development standards

  • Ensure adherence to the design milestones are met by the designer/team and engineering debug is completed on schedule

  • Active participation in project meetings and contribute to understanding how design decisions affect technical approach, product cost, performance and quality

  • Responsible for developing metrics and actions plans that drive continuous improvement of the cost, quality and cycle time of the product process assigned

  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of product non-conformity

  • Participate in and contribute to assessment report, ideation workshop and concept brief.

  • Collaborate with product designer in plan and in-field research.

  • Demonstrates a STELLAR portfolio of successfully launched products.

  • Significant experience in the modeling and manufacturing processes of diverse products.

  • Fantastic expertise in hand sketching both on-the-fly and at a desk.

  • Natural comfort with physical prototyping and low-fidelity modeling.

  • Design mechanical structure for new product concepts and or zealous immersion in the 3D processes, technology; Alias, Solidworks, Photoshop, ProE etc..

  • Demonstrated ability to work within interdisciplinary teams across multiple geographies, (We are based across Taiwan, Hong Kong and China).

Qualifications

  • Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering

  • Min 4-5 years of project engineering experience within household (i.e. kitchenware) or consumer product industry is preferred

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English, Mandarin; Written English and Chinese is a must

  • Proficiency in design and visualization software: Autocad, Pro E , Solidworks (preffered)

  • Strong project management experience with the ability to lead, influence and work

  • across various timelines, resources and stakeholders (both external and internal)

  • Prior leadership experience in guiding junior team members on mechanical and production issues within the project lifecycle will be advantageous

  • Agility towards handling varying project challenges and deliverables with credibility

  • and adherence to performance standards and compliance

  • Strong understanding of engineering and design mechanism with the passion to innovate, develop and enhance one’s own engineering capacity

  • Must be willing to travel, this role is 50% based in China/Hong Kong

Candidates must have working English in order to effectively communicate with global partners and clients. This position is open to individuals currently residing in Taiwan who are Taiwanese citizens and/or permanent residents.  Monthly salary on offer is NT$45,000 with performance bonuses three times a year and full benefits are provided as per Taiwan labour laws.

About Us

SIM Design is a boutique startup design firm focused on the innovative rethinking of simple ideas.  Our lifestyle product design reexamines and reimagines life’s everyday experiences. We share our hearts with the world through our designs and have fun doing it!  

Please send resume and portfolio to:

Natasha Chiang

Admin Champion, Sim Design

natasha@simdesign.guru


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