Junior Designer

Position title: Junior Designer

Department: Concevoir

Location: Harlow HQ, Essex

Reports to: Head of Design

Astro Lighting is a leading designer and producer of contemporary lighting for high-end residential and hospitality markets. Established in 1997, our products are supplied to homeowners and professionals through a network of international partners. Our head office located in the UK is complimented by satellite locations in Italy, Germany, and the USA.

For 26 years, our Co-Founders John Fearon and James Bassant have been at the heart of the business, sharing a commitment to British lighting design and a passion for quality and precision. Our creative ethos has remained consistent throughout - that good design demands simplicity, delivering products with technical excellence that extend far beyond their design aesthetic.

As a trusted, dynamic, and continually growing supplier, our extensive range complements every aspect of luxury living and hospitality, from bedrooms and bathrooms to living areas, corridors and exteriors, and can be seen within projects across the globe.

Role overview

We are looking for an innovative Junior Designer with excellent CAD abilities to join our team in Harlow, Essex. The successful candidate will work with a talented team of product specialists and engineers to devise timeless design solutions that are accessible, sustainable, and elevate what came before them.

What you will do

  • Visualise and execute product concepts under the guidance of the head of design
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand design requirements
  • Research lighting design and industry trends to inform your designs
  • Develop visualisations for discussion with the senior design team

What qualities and skills you will need

  • Evidence of considered design and development processes (a design portfolio is preferred)
  • Confident sketching ability and visualisation skills (KeyShot is preferred) and proficiency in CAD (SolidWorks is preferred)
  • Enthusiastic and able to take instruction as part of a team, yet can work independently when required
  • Confident in presenting ideas to senior stakeholders
  • A good understanding of CMF within the lighting industry
  • Confident in managing multiple projects to an agreed deadline

What skills are good to have

  • Specialist knowledge of manufacturing processes: die-casting, injection moulding, glass blowing, and metal fabrication
  • Experience in prototyping/3D printing to create working samples
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field

What we offer

  • An initial 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays) that increases with length of service
  • A hybrid working arrangement that includes flexible start and finish times with options to work from home in selected roles
  • An office that is easy to access via public transport (just 45 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street) and free parking on site for your car or bicycle
  • An annual bonus subject to role and business performance
  • Free group Personal Training sessions each week
  • Cycle to Work and Eyecare voucher schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous contributions to your pension
  • An enhanced maternity and paternity provision after two years

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