LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design and product development, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong and Munich
Careers at LUNAR

Our passion is creating beautiful products that are relevant to the people who buy and use them. The diversity of our staff, which represents nationalities from all over Europe, Asia, and the Americas, gives us a broad perspective and enables us to design for a global audience. We draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our projects with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

 
Senior Creative Lead

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

LUNAR is looking for a Senior Creative Lead to craft the project vision that will translate into exceptional products. That person will be able to bring products to market and will have done so throughout your career. As a Senior Creative Lead, we expect you to bring your extensive experience to the team, be a mentor and source of constant inspiration. We hope you are creative, passionate, and unwilling to compromise your drive in hopes of creating stunning and engaging designed experiences that make a difference to our clients, their brand, and their customer.

Desired Skills

You've earned at least a B.A. in Industrial Design and have 7-10 years experience, which has given you a sense of vision, strategy, and a strong and unique point of view. You are eager to challenge Industrial Design boundaries to create work that stands out in a meaningful and impactful way.

You are comfortable interacting with and presenting to clients. You are a key player at the front end of a project (re)defining the brief and are able to identify strategic opportunities where design makes a difference, and establish design directions that inspire and infuse projects with deeper meaning and authentic stories. You are confident in organizing and facilitating client and LUNAR team workshops and brainstorms. You are able to keep strengthening the vision and deliver on the outcome from start to finish.

Beyond being a skilled communicator, you are also highly organized and have experience in collaborating with Research/UX Designers, UI/UX Designers and Engineers, as well as managing contractors and vendors. You should be able to transfer your knowledge and skills to your team and besides being opinionated, balance your opinions with being a collaborative teamplayer.

Your presentation skills are nothing short of remarkable, and you're well versed in 2D and 3D computer software. You also have more than just a resume to show us - we expect you have curated your work to impress us and show us just how impactfully you are able to present.

Qualifications:
  • 7-10 years of experience
  • B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, exploration and/or validation mock-up
  • Confidence in facilitating and organizing client strategy workshops and/or brainstorms
  • High level of confidence and articulation of your design approach and POV
  • Broad experience of projects in Consumer Electronics, Lifestyle, CPG, Life Science
  • Experience in-house, as well as consultancies - international experience is a plus
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (SWX, Rhino OK), rendering packages, and Adobe CS

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Industrial Designer
Chicago office

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our designers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our engineers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for a designer who will bring a new creative energy to the table with designs that are refined, considered, and forward-thinking. For this position, we are looking for someone with amazing skills in 3D, as well as 2D, and are hoping you'll impress us with your graphic, packaging and branding design chops.

Desired Skills

You've done your research and you're not looking to work for just any award-winning design firm; you are excited to work for LUNAR. You have earned at least a B.A. in Industrial Design and have 0-3 years of work experience.

Your vision is unique, your point of view is distinctive, and your aesthetic sensibility is well developed and ahead of the rest. You're serious about design, yet you don't take yourself too seriously. Creative and passionate, you also possess exceptional verbal presentation skills and you play well with others. You are eager to challenge Industrial Design boundaries to create work that stands out in a meaningful and impactful way.

Your sketching and rendering skills are nothing short of remarkable, and you're well versed in 2D and 3D computer software. You also have more than just a resume to show us - you've put together a portfolio of work that wows our design team, our engineers, and everyone in between.

Qualifications:

  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Bachelor or Master Degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Design
  • Unique ideation process and sketching style, form/expression exploration, mock-up and experimentation
  • Confidence in your design approach and POV
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (SWX, Rhino preferred), rendering packages (Keyshot, Cinema 4D), and the Adobe suite

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Industrial Designer
Chicago office

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our designers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our engineers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Industrial Designer to lead projects in our Chicago office. The ideal candidate must have an insatiably inquisitive mind and exceptional design skills, while simultaneously possessing a strong presence both in the office, as well as in the industrial design community. This special senior designer is at the top of his/her skills in giving form and solving problems for a variety of products in consumer, technology, medical products and packaging design.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design leadership and execution on projects
  • Leading and inspiring LUNAR design advancement and culture
  • Client interactions – presentation preparation

Desired Skills

Your ability to design and inspire others to create unique and breakthrough design is critical, however your success leading design teams and projects is just as important. You must have impressive visual design skills and be experienced in all phases of the design process, including working knowledge of design research & strategy, usability & human factors, and documentation creation.

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of experience overall and/or experience in a similar position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Excellent communication skills - list required/preferred language capabilities
  • Industrial Design problem solving and expression/form giving
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with LUNAR leadership
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Ability to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, approach and accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual design skills

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Industrial Designer
San Francisco office

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our designers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our engineers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Industrial Designer to lead projects in our San Francisco office. The ideal candidate must have an insatiably inquisitive mind and exceptional design skills, while simultaneously possessing a strong presence both in the office, as well as in the industrial design community. This special senior designer is at the top of his/her skills in giving form and solving probelms for a variety of products in consumer, technology, medical products and packaging design.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design leadership and execution on projects
  • Leading and inspiring LUNAR design advancement and culture
  • Client interactions – presentation preparation

Desired Skills

Your ability to design and inspire others to create unique and breakthrough design is critical, however your success leading design teams and projects is just as important. You must have impressive visual design skills and be experienced in all phases of the design process, including working knowledge of design research & strategy, usability & human factors, and documentation creation.

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of experience overall and/or experience in a similar position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Excellent communication skills - list required/preferred language capabilities
  • Industrial Design problem solving and expression/form giving
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with LUNAR leadership
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Ability to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, approach and accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual design skills

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our engineers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our designers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Mechanical Engineer who has been successfully designing products for many years and who is eager to work alongside our mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and interaction design teams. Engineering at LUNAR demands exceptional mechanical conceptualization, analysis and visualization skills. Also essential are flawless communication skills (spoken, written and sketched), creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor, and an uncanny desire to do great work. You should have experience as the lead engineer on projects, guiding a team of mixed disciplines to the best technical solutions and providing the client with the best choices.

As a Mechanical Engineer, your responsibilities will include the full range of product design: researching, concept-ing, prototyping, filtering, refining, detailing, liaison-ing with suppliers, presenting to clients, designing for production quantities and trouble shooting production parts. You’ll team up with experienced engineers to learn the ins and outs of product design; you’ll be exposed to clients, interact with designers, research new technologies, and perform real work on real products. Our industry is fast-paced, and we’ll give you as much responsibility as you can handle with an emphasis on encouraging you to grow.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the technical engineering effort on a given project
  • Managing staff engineers on projects
  • Leading the client to the best solutions via a thorough process
  • Developing product concepts, layouts and detailed designs
  • Conducting engineering reviews of projects
  • Proactively managing the engineering resources and needs of a project
  • Client management: setting, managing and exceeding expectations
  • Budget and schedule planning of the engineering portion of projects
  • Actively contributing to the engineering team in terms of knowledge growth, process improvement and mentoring

Desired Skills

Beyond your excellent grasp of how things interact in 3D, you have a desire to create products that look, feel and work great and which continue to delight their users long after they recycled the packaging. You understand the importance of fulfilling user needs, you care about sustainability and you’re passionate about creating products that make a difference. You are a self starter and comfortable juggling multiple projects concurrently. You have experience in a variety of markets and types of products that bring immediate contributions to the table, and you have confidence in your ability to learn quickly when out of your comfort zone. You have a desire to exceed client's expectations, and a hunger to lead the technical product development on tight schedules and budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum 8 years’ total experience AND minimum 5 years' experience as the lead engineer on a project
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Pro/Engineer or SolidWorks, with knowledge and sensitivity to complex surfacing
  • Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting clients
  • Working knowledge of high and low volume manufacturing processes
  • Ability to perform stress/strain analysis and tolerance analysis
  • Ideally experience working closely with industrial and user interaction designers at a product development firm
  • Knowledge of the full product development process from conceptual design through to manufacturing ramp up
  • Experience leading a project team and managing schedules and budgets
  • Experience working with consumer electronics, consumer package goods and medical devices
  • Understanding of medical regulatory practices

To Apply

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Engineering Intern - Undergrad or Graduate Student
Summer, 3-month internship
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our engineers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our designers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented Engineering Interns who are eager to contribute and learn while working alongside our mechanical engineering, industrial design and interaction design teams. Engineering at LUNAR demands exceptional mechanical conceptualization, analysis and visualization skills. Also essential are flawless communication skills (spoken, written and sketched), creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor, and an uncanny desire to do great work.

As an engineering intern, you will gain first-hand experience designing innovative products with our mechanical engineering, industrial design, and interaction design teams. Interns may interact directly with clients, contribute to concept, layout and part development, create prototypes, perform stress analysis, develop in-house procedures and tools, or study new technologies for future use.

Desired Skills

You must be highly self-motivated with achievements that demonstrate this. You should have a gleam in your eye, a hunger to learn and help, and an ability to communicate effectively. You must be currently enrolled in a mechanical engineering or product design program, and have already taken basic physics, engineering statics, and dynamics. You have hands-on prototyping experience and are comfortable modeling in 3D CAD (ProE or Solidworks a plus).

Summer internships are usually full-time for 3 months, with start/end dates flexible depending on your availability. You will be responsible for all of your living arrangements while working at our SF studio.

To Apply

Submit the following to internsf@lunar.com with Engineering Intern in the subject line:

  • Resume – Let us know what relevant work you've done.
  • Cover Letter – Let us know you can communicate well in the written language. Why are you our ideal choice for a future intern?
  • Portfolio – PDF format. URLs accepted as supplements to the PDF version. Portfolio should include examples of your work that help us to understand your experience and capabilities. Show us a few projects – school, work, or personal – that demonstrate that you can work through a problem and can present the process and solution clearly. This includes defining the problem (why is this product important? what makes it different?), brainstorming, generating concepts (please include both CAD and sketches – they don't need to be pretty, they just need to be clear), making mock-ups and models, and presenting the final design.

Complete applications will be accepted until March 15th.

We'll let you know that we've received your materials. If you look like a good fit, we'll conduct either a phone or a face-to-face interview.

Post-Graduate Engineering Intern
Jan-June and July-Dec, 6 month internship
San Francisco studio

Overview

LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey & LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

See more at http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/new_at_mckinsey/landing_lunar

Detailed Description

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of design, product development, and product engineering. With offices globally, LUNAR’s broad international perspective enables us to design for a global audience. Our passion is creating beautiful, ingenious and charismatic products that are relevant to the people who use them. Our diverse designers, engineers and thinkers draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our award winning work with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

Clients come to LUNAR to instill charisma, beauty and ingenuity into their products and our engineers are the cornerstone of this capability, working hand-in-hand with our designers, clients and suppliers to achieve unparalleled results. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing innovative and transformative product concepts and turning them into the world’s best products.

LUNAR is looking for an exceptionally talented engineers who are eager to contribute and learn while working alongside our mechanical engineering, industrial design and interaction design teams. Engineering at LUNAR demands exceptional mechanical conceptualization, analysis and visualization skills. Also essential are flawless communication skills (spoken, written and sketched), creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor, and an uncanny desire to do great work.

As an post-graduate engineering intern, you will gain first-hand experience designing innovative products with our mechanical engineering, industrial design, and interaction design teams. Interns may interact directly with clients, contribute to concept, layout and part development, create prototypes, perform stress analysis, develop in-house procedures and tools, or study new technologies for future use.

Desired Skills

You must be highly self-motivated with achievements that demonstrate this. You should have a gleam in your eye, a hunger to learn and help, and an ability to communicate effectively. You should be a recent graduate of a mechanical engineering or product design program or an engineer looking to gain experience in product design. You have hands-on prototyping experience and are comfortable modeling in 3D CAD (ProE or Solidworks a plus).

Post-graduate internships are usually full-time for 6 months, with start/end dates flexible depending on your availability. You will be responsible for all of your living arrangements while working at our SF studio.

To Apply

Submit the following to internsf@lunar.com with Post-Graduate Engineering Intern in the subject line:

  • Resume – Let us know what relevant work you've done.
  • Cover Letter – In the email body, let us know you can communicate well in the written language. Why are you our ideal choice for a future intern?
  • Portfolio – PDF format. URLs accepted as supplements to the PDF version. Portfolio should include examples of your work that help us to understand your experience and capabilities. Show us a few projects – school, work, or personal – that demonstrate that you can work through a problem and can present the process and solution clearly. This includes defining the problem (why is this product important? what makes it different?), brainstorming, generating concepts (please include both CAD and sketches – they don't need to be pretty, they just need to be clear), making mock-ups and models, and presenting the final design.

Complete applications will be accepted until April 15th for July-December and Oct 15th for January-June.

We'll let you know that we've received your materials. If you look like a good fit, we'll conduct either a phone or a face-to-face interview.

Life Sciences Senior Designer
San Francisco office

Overview
LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

Detailed Description
Since our inception, we’ve been engaging with world-class Life Science/Medical Device clients ranging from Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Illumina, Intuitive Surgical, Abbott, BD Biosciences, Covidien, Novartis, Philips, Siemens, and Varian, to name a few. With our new partnership, LUNAR will build off of its strong user-centered design heritage and provide high impact best-in-class design development for the world’s leading brands.

LUNAR is looking for a Senior Designer within our Life Sciences Team who will engage in the development of innovative technologies following a user-focused design process. In this position, you will:

  • Participate in design charrettes
  • Create presentation drawings and materials
  • Produce working CAD geometry
  • Conduct research evaluations
  • Identify usability and human factor needs

Desired Skills

Your ability to design and inspire others to create unique and breakthrough design is critical, however your success leading design teams and projects is just as important. You must have impressive visual design skills and be experienced in all phases of the design process, including working knowledge of design research & strategy, usability & human factors, and documentation creation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience creating inspiring products and solutions for the healthcare industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills Industrial Design problem solving and expression/form giving
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with LUNAR leadership
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Ability to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, approach and accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual design skills

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Exceptional SolidWorks skills. Able to produce 2D illustrations, rapid-prototype models, and production components
  • Skilled in the preparation of stunning presentation materials
  • Capable of conducting user and usability research and evaluations
  • Experience with projects run under design controls incorporating IEC 62366 and HE75
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to brainstorm, conceptualize and solve design problems, including features critical to function, form, ergonomics, aesthetics, and usability
  • Experience incorporating anthropometric data and reference materials into your design process
  • Experience with/appreciation for mechanical engineering, assembly and production

Learn more at http://www.lunar.com/docs/LUNAR-emerging-markets.pdf

To apply: Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience (both process and final work). Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

Life Sciences Technical Lead
San Francisco office

Overview
LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

Detailed Description
Since our inception, we’ve been engaging with world-class Life Science/Medical Device clients ranging from Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Illumina, Intuitive Surgical, Abbott, BD Biosciences, Covidien, Novartis, Philips, Siemens, and Varian, to name a few. With our new partnership, LUNAR will build off of its strong user-centered design heritage and provide high impact best-in-class design development for the world’s leading brands. We are looking for a Technical Lead supporting the ME side in the evolvement efforts of our Life Sciences practice. In this position, you will:

  • Lead the technical engineering effort on 2-3 projects at any given time
  • Manage staff engineers on projects
  • Lead the client to the best solutions via a thorough process
  • Develop product concepts, layouts and detailed designs
  • Conduct engineering reviews of projects
  • Proactively manage the engineering resources and needs of a project
  • Client management: setting, managing and exceeding expectations
  • Budget and schedule planning of the engineering portion of projects
  • Actively contribute to the engineering team in terms of knowledge growth, process improvement and mentoring, in particular in regards to medical device/life science products and processes

Desired Skills

Beyond your excellent grasp of how things interact in 3D, you have a desire to create products that look, feel and work great and which continue to delight their users long after they recycled the packaging. You understand the importance of fulfilling user needs, you care about sustainability and you are passionate about creating products that make a difference. You are a self-starter and comfortable juggling multiple projects concurrently. You have experience in a variety of markets and types of products that bring immediate contributions to the table, and you have confidence in your ability to learn quickly when out of your comfort zone. You have a desire to exceed client's expectations, and a hunger to lead the technical product development on tight schedules and budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering with a minimum 8 years’ total experience AND minimum 5 years' experience as the lead engineer on a project
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Pro/Engineer or SolidWorks, with knowledge and sensitivity to complex surfacing
  • Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting clients
  • Working knowledge of high and low volume manufacturing processes in medical devices
  • Ability to perform stress/strain analysis and tolerance analysis
  • Knowledge of the full product development process from conceptual design through to manufacturing ramp up, including design control
  • Experience leading a project team and managing schedules and budgets
  • Experience working with all types of medical devices
  • Understanding of medical regulatory practices

To apply: Complete our online application and submit your resume along with a thoughtful write-up of why you’re a fit for this role and what you’ll bring to the LUNAR culture. An electronic portfolio (PDF or URL) showcasing samples of your work is optional.

Life Sciences Staff Designer
San Francisco office

Overview
LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

Detailed Description
Since our inception, we’ve been engaging with world-class Life Science/Medical Device clients ranging from Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Illumina, Intuitive Surgical, Abbott, BD Biosciences, Covidien, Novartis, Philips, Siemens, and Varian, to name a few. With our new partnership, LUNAR will build off of its strong user-centered design heritage and provide high impact best-in-class design development for the world’s leading brands.

LUNAR is looking for a Staff Designer within our Life Sciences Team who will engage in the development of innovative technologies following a user-focused design process. In this position, you will:

  • Participate in design charrettes
  • Create presentation drawings and materials
  • Produce working CAD geometry
  • Conduct research evaluations
  • Identify usability and human factor needs

Desired Skills

Your ability to design and inspire others to create unique and breakthrough design is critical, however your success leading design teams and projects is just as important. You must have impressive visual design skills and be experienced in all phases of the design process, including working knowledge of design research & strategy, usability & human factors, and documentation creation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience creating inspiring products and solutions for the healthcare industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skillsIndustrial Design problem solving and expression/form giving
  • Management of the design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with LUNAR leadership
  • Unique understanding of global trends in design and CMF (Color, Materials and Finishes)
  • Inspiring technical skills in 2D and 3D programs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and engineering principles
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and principles
  • Ability to promote and maintain the LUNAR brand, approach and accomplishments
  • Exceptional visual design skills

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Exceptional SolidWorks skills. Able to produce 2D illustrations, rapid-prototype models, and production components
  • Skilled in the preparation of stunning presentation materials
  • Capable of conducting user and usability research and evaluations
  • Experience with projects run under design controls incorporating IEC 62366 and HE75
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to brainstorm, conceptualize and solve design problems, including features critical to function, form, ergonomics, aesthetics, and usability
  • Experience incorporating anthropometric data and reference materials into your design process
  • Experience with/appreciation for mechanical engineering, assembly and production

To apply: Complete our online application and submit your resume along with a thoughtful write-up of why you’re a fit for this role and what you’ll bring to the LUNAR culture. An electronic portfolio (PDF or URL) showcasing samples of your work is optional.

MarCom Manager
San Francisco office

Overview
LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

Detailed Description
We are seeking a meticulous communications professional with serious chops and experience to bring new imaginative energy to the table. As MarCom Manager, you will help shape our vision and overarching value proposition—directing brand identity initiatives and key messaging. From fostering relationships with media, to managing award submissions and running LUNAR project case study development, you will be responsible for leading a wide variety of projects. You’ll have a critical hand in shaping and directing our lean team of in-house communications staff as well as external partners.

You will build our brand visibility, credibility, and relevance, both internally at McKinsey and externally with prospective clients, thought leaders, and other relevant stakeholders. You’ll establish, evolve, and maintain best practices for LUNAR and McKinsey marketing communications—finding creative ways and new channels to convey LUNAR’s unique story and those within the broader context of McKinsey.

You've taken the time to learn about us, and you don't just want to work for any award-winning design firm; you want to work for LUNAR. You’ve managed teams and run extensive communications programs in the past (e.g., media relations, awards, speaking) and will hit the ground running—proactively making suggestions to better our processes and output. Your writing and editing ability is developed and ahead of the rest. You're serious about your work, but you don't take yourself too seriously.

You thrive in ambiguous, experimental environments, bringing positive energy and generative ideas. Collaborative by nature, you have strong verbal and visual communication skills and know how and when to take initiative, acting independently, but also when to ask questions. You recognize the difference between good and great and are able to manage team dynamics, demanding expectations, and tight timelines to consistently deliver excellence.

Desired Skills

  • Minimum 7-8 years of professional experience working in a creative, multidisciplinary environment
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in communications (or equivalent)
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and editorial skills with the ability to quickly distill complex ideas into accessible content across a range of mediums
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with exacting attention to detail
  • Deep knowledge of social media marketing and other web-based channels
  • Strong networker, easily forging and maintaining rich, professional relationships with colleagues, media and thought leaders
  • Extensive experience with award programs and event management
  • Strong sensibility for visual and graphic design (e.g., typography, composition, branding)
  • Passion for marketing and communications within the realm of design
  • Expertise in marketing collateral and branding initiatives
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Confidence in your approach and a unique point of view
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, fluency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working within B2B environments is highly preferred
  • Interest in digital photography/videography is a plus
  • International candidates must hold a valid working permit

To apply: Complete our online application and submit your resume along with a thoughtful write-up of why you’re a fit for this role and what you’ll bring to the LUNAR culture. An electronic portfolio (PDF or URL) showcasing samples of your work is optional.

MarCom Coordinator
San Francisco office

Overview
LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a critical component to this thriving practice area. With the acquisition, McKinsey and LUNAR now provide a holistic approach to top design, engineering, and business thinking.

Detailed Description
As MarCom Coordinator, you will work with our MarCom Manager to build LUNAR’s visibility and brand relevance, both internally at McKinsey and externally with prospective clients, thought leaders, and other relevant stakeholders. From event coordination and target list management, to social media updates and LUNAR project case study coordination, you will be responsible for supporting a wide variety of initiatives.

You have some experience under your belt and are ready for the next challenge, passionate about marketing and communications within the realm of design. In this role, you’ll help to evolve and maintain best practices for LUNAR and McKinsey marketing communications—finding creative ways to convey LUNAR’s unique story and those within the broader context of McKinsey.

You've taken the time to learn about us, and you don't just want to work for any award-winning design firm; you want to work for LUNAR. You have strong verbal and visual communication skills and know when to ask questions, and when take initiative. You thrive in ambiguous environments, proactively bringing ideas, naturally anticipating needs from the team, and managing tight timelines to deliver excellence.

Desired Skills

  • Minimum 1-2 years of professional experience working in an creative, multidisciplinary environment
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in communications (or equivalent)
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and editorial skills
  • Organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with exacting attention to detail
  • Strong networker, easily forging and maintaining rich, professional relationships
  • Experience with award programs and event management
  • Sensibility for visual design
  • Experience in social media marketing
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Experience working within B2B environments preferred
  • Interest in digital photography/videography is a plus
  • International candidates must hold a valid working permit

To apply: Complete our online application and submit your resume along with a thoughtful write-up of why you’re a fit for this role and what you’ll bring to the LUNAR culture. An electronic portfolio (PDF or URL) showcasing samples of your work is optional.

Senior Usability Engineer
Munich studio

LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of user experience, interface and industrial design with offices in Munich, San Francisco, Chicago and Hong Kong.

Our passion is creating beautiful product and software experiences that are relevant to the people who buy and use them. The diversity of our staff gives us a broad perspective and enables us to design for a global audience. We draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our projects with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

We are expanding our Munich UX team. LUNAR is looking for a talented and creative Senior Usability Engineer with an eye for details, a strong passion for usability and conceptual thinking and a solid understanding of visual design.

The ideal candidate is experienced in all phases of the software interaction design process, including information architecture, design research & strategy, usability testing, wire-framing and specification creation.

Requirements:

  • At least 4 years of experience as project lead for UX design projects or related working experience
  • Degree in interaction design, user experience design or related interface or software development field
  • Experience in software system and program documentation and knowledge of SCRUM processes; proven track record of successfully launched UX design projects
  • Experience in working with developers in different project setups; basic programming skills are seen as a great extension of your skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (German and English)
  • Analytical mindset and organizational skills
  • Solid project management and project team leading skills

Your tasks & skills:

  • Manage the UX design process and projects, drive decisions
  • Work in close collaboration with UX designers and software development teams
  • Ability to manage client communication as well as organizing and moderating workshops and presentation
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and methodology to create storyboards, user need specifications, personas, use flow scenarios, information architecture, flowcharts, interactive mock-ups, prototypes and specifications
  • Ability to develop interaction models based on user needs through all phases of a project: from research, concept development, design refinement to prototyping and user testing
  • Proficiency in one or more wire-framing tools such as Axure, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, Visio, etc.; knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a plus

We offer:

  • A great dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with fun international colleagues and regular team events
  • An exciting position offering responsibility and personal growth
  • A harmonic, interactive working environment with a flat hierarchy
  • Exciting highly creative work on international projects in the field of consumer electronics, medical or communication hardware and products or mobile applications

To Apply:

Complete our online application and submit your resume, including samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by attaching a PDF enclosure or including a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs, hard copies or original materials, as we do not return samples.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

User Experience Design Intern
Year-Round availability, 3-6 month internships
Munich studio

LUNAR Europe is currently looking for talented and creative user experience/ interaction design students with an eye for details and a strong passion in conceptual thinking and visual design that join our team as fulltime, paid interns.

About You: You are a current user experience/interaction design student who has completed at least the first two years of your schooling. You will be involved with many projects currently under development at LUNAR Europe. User experience designers at LUNAR define how products behave and how people will use them. Working closely with industrial designers and design strategists you will design product behaviors from concept down to the last pixel. Our user experience designers participate in user research, discern user needs, and develop interaction models. At LUNAR Europe, you have the opportunity to use your skills on a variety of products, from software applications to interfaces in consumer electronics to medical equipment. We offer you a creative environment and a team with full capacities to help you enlarge your knowledge and skills to create beautiful and outstanding experiences and products.

Your tasks & skills:

  • Solid conceptualization and brainstorming skills
  • Ability to develop interaction models based on user needs
  • Develop interaction design via guidelines, wireframes, use cases and visual design concepts
  • Familiarity with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of motion graphic tools like Flash, FinalCut, Motion and if possible wireframing tools to create interactive prototypes and animations
  • Use your exceptional visual design skills to create fascinating interfaces
  • Create graphic assets, detailed screen layouts and flows

To Apply: Please submit a resume and samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience (both process and final work). Submit your portfolio electronically either by sending a PDF enclosure (no more than 6MB) or by sending a URL where it can be viewed. Please do not send CDs or hard copies. Resumes and portfolios may be sent to internships [at] lunar-europe [dot] com; please put "User Experience Design Intern" in the subject line.

Design Manager Industrial Design
Munich studio

About Us: LUNAR is a leading creative force in the practice of industrial- and user-experience design and product development, with offices in Munich, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Chicago and Hong Kong. Our passion is creating beautiful products and experiences that are relevant to the people who buy and use them. The diversity of our staff, which represents nationalities from all over Europe, Asia and the Americas, gives us a broad perspective and enables us to design for a global audience. We draw from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our projects with emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence.

About You: You have worked for an international design consultancy and have 6+ years experience in a related position designing outstanding consumer, communication and/or medical products, leading projects and project teams, which has given you a sense of vision, strategy, and a strong and unique point of view.

You are comfortable interacting with and presenting to clients, and are able to establish both design directions and solutions. On the business side you have experience presenting and selling industrial design capabilities to clients as well as preparing related project plans and proposals. Further, you bring excellent contacts within the industry to peers and potential clients.

You know how to break down a problem and develop solutions. You're serious about design, yet don't take yourself too seriously. You also have more than just a resume to show us: you've put together a portfolio that exemplifies the essence of your passion for design. You are creative, passionate and unwilling to compromise your drive to create stunning design solutions.

Requirements:

  • At least 6+ years international experience, recently in a related position
  • Degree in Industrial Design, experienced in team-, project- and client-management
  • A strategic design-thinker who understands the consultancy business
  • Skilled communicator, with excellent communication and presentation skills in German AND English
  • Analytical mindset with organizational skills, proficiency in relevant design tools
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an extensive professional network (to peers and potential clients)

Your Tasks & Skills:

  • Lead, inspire and evolve the Munich industrial design team
  • Oversee the quality of creative output of the team and develop their talents
  • Assist in business development, acquire new clients and maintain client contact
  • Lead and further grow industrial design as part of our integrated service offerings and the user-centered design process
  • Ability to manage client communication as well as organizing and moderating workshops, and preparing and delivering presentations
  • Cover project requirements gathering activities, workshops and product definition exercises and create proposals
  • Exceptional design skills, with an emphasis on strong design expression
  • Develop concepts and design of the highest quality via briefings, design strategies and use scenarios
  • Manage the design-process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning
  • Be the link between senior management, team members and clients

To Apply: Please send us a resume and samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience (both process and final work). Submit your portfolio electronically either by sending a PDF enclosure or by sending a URL where it can be viewed to: jobs [at] lunar-europe [dot] com.

Industrial Design Intern
Year-Round availability, 5-6 month internships
Munich, Germany office

Lunar Europe's industrial design team draws from many viewpoints, sources of inspiration, and histories to infuse our projects with human emotion and meaning, as well as functionality and brand presence. We are always excited to have talented industrial design students join our team as full-time, paid interns.

About You: You currently are an enrolled industrial design student who has completed at least the first two years of your schooling and your study curriculum includes a mandatory 5-6 month internship. You will be involved with many projects currently under development at Lunar Europe. Activities include, but are not limited to, support for early concept generation, sketch-doodles and renderings, support for early 2D-3D cad study and design refinement phase, foam mock-ups, and graphic presentations.

Skills Sought:

  • Solid conceptualization and brainstorming skills
  • Ability to produce quick sketches and freehand color renderings
  • Familiarity with 3D Rhino, and if possible SolidWorks, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot and Cinema4D
  • Knowledge of materials, advanced technology, and manufacturing a plus
  • Awareness of sustainable design approach and cultural diversity

To Apply: Please submit a resume and samples of your work that best demonstrate your skills and experience. Submit your portfolio electronically either by sending a PDF enclosure (no more than 6MB) or by sending a URL where it can be viewed.Please do not send CDs or hard copies. Resumes and portfolios may be sent to internships [at] lunar-europe [dot] com; please put "Industrial Design Intern Munich" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.