Industrial / Creative Designer

REPORT TO:                          Project Director

LIAISE WITH:                        Product Design & Development Engineer

                                                Managing Director

Purchasing Manager

Benefits: benefits after 6 month probation (health insurance, company pension, 25 days hol)



Join a well-known and respected Industrial design and manufacturing company of professional Catering & Bar equipment.  Become part of an exciting and creative business with a heritage that spans over 140 years.  Best known for its iconic homegrown Bonzer Products ranging from Can Openers, to Beautiful Bespoke Barware.  Mitchell & Cooper Ltd. design and supply the professional’s choice of tools for back and front of house catering establishments. Help us to find the best and most intuitive ways of serving, portioning, opening & dispensing food and drink worldwide.



You must live and breathe Design, with huge amounts of energy and passion for Industrial design and graphic design and everything design.  Combined with a keen eye for detail and a lust for sustainability and provenance.  A determination and drive to see your projects through at each stage from concept to creation and into the marketplace. You will be a highly motivated exceptional Industrial / Creative Designer, with an inquisitive mind and a naturally creative eye, a desire to problem solve and analyse a brief to provide cohesive designs and solutions. You will happily get stuck in with all tasks from creative design to industrial design, whilst utilising prerequisite skills and being hands on with prototyping and R&D. 


You will have up to five years of professional experience with a can-do attitude and ability to balance vision with pragmatism.



Industrial Design Responsibilities – Supportive product research tasks, identifying end user need and ensuring human insight shapes the design and delivery of products and services. Concept sketching and ideation, Problem exploration, Analysing and responding to a written brief. Concept Ideation, Concept visualisation, detailed design, 3D printing, Practical R&D explorations and assessments, feedback & evaluation.


Creative Responsibilities - Concept sketching and visualisation of ideas through the use of competent graphic design skills. Outputs include occasional Marketing collateral – Web & Print based and product packaging graphics.


  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of design and innovation. Show great problem-solving aptitude.
  • Have great sketching and visualisation skills.
  • Be able to confidently communicate new ideas to team members and clients.
  • Demonstrate great presentation skills.
  • Be highly competent in a broad range of creative skills and software (including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign and Solid works, Solid works PDM)
  • Understand how things work, how they’re made and how they are assembled.
  • Be able to solve challenging technical problems and design products for manufacture.
  • Project management skills and project cost controls.
  • Support Seniors in preparations for workshops, deadlines and presentations.
  • Be an enthusiastic and proactive team player willing to learn new skills.
  • Become a go-to amongst colleagues and the wider team.


NB. Please note that Mitchell & Cooper may at times ask you to step outside of your day-to-day role to help with exceptional circumstances. I.e. Urgent enquiries/large orders with tight deadlines. 


You are Mitchell & Cooper Ltd if ….. 

You work with passion: Mitchell & Cooper’s team is built on a broad range of skills, personalities and passion.


You have a love for design: We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of design. You should have a degree that is relevant (for example in Product Design, Industrial Design or Design Engineering).


You are insatiably Curious: You have broad interests and perspective. You are culturally keyed in and aware.


You are an Instigator: You start things and work proactively taking the initiative in a resourceful way. When you don’t know the answer, you work hard to figure it out.


You are Original: You bring new perspectives to challenges.


You are Meticulously Concise and detailed: You sweat the small stuff with a keen eye for the detail.


You take a Critical Approach: Whilst an optimist at heart, you cast a critical eye over your ideas. You don’t give up buy can be accepting of constructive observations to your work.


You are Solution Focussed: You like problem solving. You keep our client’s business challenges and human insight in focus at all times.


You play well with others: Collaboration makes you tick; you believe that two heads are better than one and together we can make a difference.


Your ultimate design goal: We would like to understand your ambition. Please answer the following questions within your application letter:  If you could redesign any product or experience what would it be and why? We’d also like to know which brand it might be for and why?


If this opportunity excites you:  Please send your CV and portfolio of work with a covering letter to Please indicate in your portfolio which elements of the work you were responsible for.         


The closing date for submissions is Monday 6th January 2020


Examples of work – please bring examples of work to the initial interview.  Should you be successful in the first round you may be expected to show further examples of work in the second, including preparing a presentation.



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