Industrial Design Intern

Salt Flats is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting, tenacious and outrageously talented Industrial Designer.

Our firm offers an excellent learning environment for an industrial design student just getting started. We offer hands-on experience, with opportunities that are both educational and technically challenging. 

Industrial Designer should be able to:

  • Consult with clients to determine requirements for designs

  • Research the various ways a particular product might be used, who will use it

  • Sketch out ideas or create renderings, which are images on paper or on a computer that provides better visual of design ideas

  • Use CAD software to develop virtual models of different designs

  • Create physical prototypes of their design

  • Examine materials and manufacturing requirements to determine production cost

  • Work with engineers and prototypers to evaluate whether their design concepts will fill needs at a reasonable cost

  • Evaluate product safety, appearance, and function to determine if design is practical

  • Present designs and demonstrate prototypes to clients for approval


  • Passion for startups

  • Passion for Internet of Things, Blockchain, AR/VR, and new technology

  • Current student or post-graduate

  • Available part-time starting immediately

  • High level of communications skills

  • Ability to operate in uncertain, ambiguous and challenging environment

  • Collaborative, team player attitude

  • Live / work in Chicago

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Design or similar field 

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