Junior Industrial Designer (Contract)

 ** An online portfolio is required to apply **

Samara is a design studio at Airbnb exploring new attitudes towards sharing and trust through hardware and software. This role is responsible for shaping the design of a product within Samara. Learn more about Samara here: samara.airbnb.com

We’re looking for someone with stellar design and prototyping skills. You’ll be working with the Samara industrial design team prototyping new products.


  • Collaboration with Samara designers and engineers on shared projects
  • Concept ideation, development and prototyping
  • Develop prototypes that are both technically and aesthetically sophisticated
  • Preparation of demo materials, visualizations, presentations to the team
  • Produce technical drawings


  • Taste: impeccable taste is a requirement
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience in the industrial and product design. Consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace experience is a plus
  • 3D Modeling: SolidWorks, Rhinoceros
  • Fabrication: CNC, 3D Print, Waterjet, Laser cutter
  • Visualization: Vray/Keyshot/Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Premiere
  • Rapid Prototyping (optional): Particle, Arduino, Raspberry Pi

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