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Product Designer - Physical



Product, Design
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Product Designer

Job summary:

Who We Are

Nanoleaf creates smart home products that take ordinary experiences and make them extraordinary. We do this by inventing one-of-a-kind products that can help to improve the way we experience our everyday lives, building a strong team of passionate and motivated individuals who want to make an impact in the world, and through always designing with the customers’ needs in mind.

Founded in 2012 by three engineers on a journey to make green technology desirable, the company now has offices in Shenzhen, Paris, and Toronto, Hong Kong, Philippines, and selling in major retailers like Apple, Best Buy, and Home Depot. We are on a mission to build an amazing global brand and team and make a positive impact on the lives of our customers and employees. We love to promote from within, and work towards growing all of our employees toward their potential and career goals. We strive to promote a positive, collaborative and pleasant work culture where everyone can feel welcomed and supported within our Nanoleaf team.

Learn more about us here:

Instagram | Twitter @nanoleaf

Youtube | Facebook: @thenanoleaf

Tiktok | Twitch @nanoleafofficial

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for a Product Designer that can help bring Nanoleaf’s next-generation products into reality while performing according to our high internal standards.

Our ideal candidate has a track record of designing and delivering beautiful and usable physical products. You have a keen eye for where complexity can be simplified and you take joy when users love your products. You will be reporting to the Chief Product Officer, and working closely with a team of talented engineers, developers, and designers.

The person we are seeking will have experience with CAD software and possess an excellent understanding of various manufacturing processes, including millwork, metal fabrication, and plastic fabrication. They should also have exceptional 2D and 3D visualization skills, proficient in sketching, rendering, and 3D printing. Experience with model creation and prototyping is crucial, and a portfolio showcasing their abilities will be highly valued. Additionally, familiarity with smart home or IoT devices will be considered a significant asset. We are looking for someone who excels in creative problem-solving, possesses a strong quality awareness, and is driven to make a meaningful impact on Nanoleaf. If you are passionate about design and possess these skills, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

The ideal candidate is driven, proactive, organized and enjoy rising to the challenge. You take ownership of your work and enjoy figuring out better ways to do things. You actively follow the world of product design and know it like the back of your hand. You thrive in a fast-paced work environment and excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously. You are a strong team player with a thirst for learning, a collaborative spirit, and a positive can-do attitude.

What You’ll Do

The core responsibilities of this role revolve around working with our Research and Development team, along with relevant stakeholders to launch Nanoleaf’s innovative product line forward. We are looking for an out-of-the-box thinker that will propel the next generation of Nanoleaf products forward.

Please send your resume and design portfolio to be considered.


The Industrial Designer will work closely with our product designers, product managers, hardware engineers, and software team to deliver a delightful and stunning product experience.

  • Perform mechanical engineering work on existing concept art
  • Working side by side with the product design lead on concept art
  • Working with other mechanical engineers and product managers across the border (requires excellent communication skills and some availability after hours)
  • Work closely with product designers, product managers, engineers, and developers to bring designs to life
  • Be a primary contributor during alpha and beta prototype iteration to refine products
  • Collaborate closely with our hardware teams overseas in Asia


  • Degree in Industrial Design / Product Design / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Excellent understanding of various manufacturing processes (millwork, metal fabrication, and plastic fabrication)
  • Great 2D and 3D visualization skills in sketching, rendering, and 3d printing.
  • Experience with model creation and prototyping
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating abilities
  • Experience working with smart home or IoT devices a significant asset
  • Creative problem solving, quality awareness and driven to have an impact on Nanoleaf


  • Smart home technology knowledge
  • PC or Console gaming experience
  • Adobe Suite basics
  • Video editing knowledge

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health and dental benefits
  • The centrally located downtown office that’s steps away from the TTC and Union/King Station
  • Opportunity to work in a startup-style environment with funding backed by a cash-positive business
  • A leadership team that cares about what success looks like for you and works with you to map out your career development and growth
  • Enjoy the freedom to express your creativity
  • Work in a team of positive, passionate and capable peers who love to work hard and play hard together
  • Hybrid work from home + work in the office model