Product/Furniture Designer

  • Pollima
  • Remote (We are based in Los Angeles)
  • Jul 28, 2020
Contract

Job Description

We’re looking for a talented, enthusiastic designer to collaborate with to grow our company and grow the circular economy. 

Pollima is committed to creating an inclusive company where different perspectives inspire new approaches. As a Public Benefit Corporation, we consider the impact of our decisions on employees, customers, community members, and the environment. 

While everyone on the Pollima team is committed to creating new systems of consumption and production, we come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The common denominator among us: a shared commitment to achieving impact through groundbreaking work and acting with integrity.

ABOUT POLLIMA

Pollima is a carbon negative furniture company using hemp byproduct as a wood alternative. Pollima was born out of the collective sense of urgency towards a healthy environment.  We can all do something for the good of the planet and it can start with buying products that you know fit your values. The word, Pollima, was created to represent the Pollination of Materials. At Pollima, our mission is to support the circular economy by positioning sustainable materials as the most popular and easiest choices for companies and consumers. By using regional byproducts for new materials and products, we will see systemic environmental impact worldwide. We envision a society where abundance is pervasive and where waste creates more beauty, not less.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are in search of a creative product designer for a table and seating set. Our material is not wood or plastic -- we take the waste from the CBD hemp industry and press it with heat to make a wood alternative. Working with this material is unlike traditional woodworking. Our material is pressed into whatever shape we want. That is why we are looking to collaborate with a creative mind who is excited to see what a new material can do. This is an opportunity to work on a project that is aligned with your vision for the world and gives you freedom to be creative. Because Pollima is a newer start-up, you will have the opportunity to help shape our product offerings from the beginning.

ABOUT YOU

You love being on the cutting edge and can’t wait to get knee-deep into a project. Once you set your mind to solve a problem, you start to see it from every angle, and don’t stop mulling it over until you are satisfied with your solution. It’s possible that you have a background in engineering or industrial design with a lifelong appreciation for beauty, especially objects that humans interface with. You are happy to have creative freedom as well as collaborate with your peers to create something original and useful. You are eager to take on the challenge of working with a new material, learning what it can do and how you can mold it to fit your vision.

HOW WE DEFINE SUCCESS

In this freelance position, you will collaborate with the CEO and creative director to create our first table and seating duo within 60-90 days.

This will include :

  • weekly or biweekly zoom check-ins
  • working within the boundaries of our material science 
  • delivery of sketches and a final professional-quality rendering

WHAT WE SEEK FROM YOU

  • Creative individuals with a background in Industrial Design or Engineering
  • Experience with design troubleshooting
  • A beautiful portfolio of product design work
  • Ability to be flexible 
  • Curiosity to work with new materials
  • Preferably experience working with start-ups
  • Commitment to our mission for a better world

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A creative, compassionate, trusting, and inclusive team

  • Compensation based on experience

  • Possible long term position in our company

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND EQUITY   

Pollima is an equal opportunity employer. We promote, value, and thrive with a diverse and inclusive team. Different perspectives contribute to better solutions and this makes us stronger every day. We are proud to welcome people of all race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

TO APPLY : Please visit www.pollima.co/hiring



Organization Type

Company  

Organization Size

1-10  

Sectors

Buildings & Cities, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Research & Education, Materials & Manufacturing