Product Industrial Design - Summer 2021 Internship


San Mateo, CA, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 02/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 2121 S El Camino Real Suite C100, San Mateo, CA, 94403

About Tile

At Tile, we’re building a world where everything that matters can be found. Our services empower the Tile community to help each other find millions of lost belongings every day.

Job Description

We’re looking for open-minded individuals who want to expand the ways technology can help people. We work fast, collaborate, and celebrate as a team. We’re united by a commitment to shaping Tile’s culture around the needs of our colleagues and customers, and by our desire to build a diverse and welcoming workplace.
About Tile
We solve real problems with technology to make people’s daily lives better.
At Tile, we recognize that daily life is challenging. We lead busy lives filled with family, friends, jobs, pets and other things we love. Balancing this can be demanding, unpredictable and stressful.
We use technology to solve real everyday problems that keep each day running smoothly. People rely on Tile to be a seamless part of their lives whether they are at home or out in the world.
By helping to make daily lives easier, we free people to find their best lives — whatever that means to them. Tile is for everyone, on every platform, everywhere in the world.
Tile for life.
Our small but mighty team pioneered the idea of the finder, and our leaders draw on their deep experience defining and growing new markets. We’re united by a commitment to shaping Tile’s culture around the needs of our colleagues and customers, and by our desire to build a diverse and welcoming workplace for future Tilers of all stripes. We designed our values together, and now they inform everything we do—from hiring and performance reviews to product decisions and partnerships. We’re proud of our Great Place to Work certification and proud to have support from Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital, and Francisco Partners.
About the Role
As the Product Industrial Design Intern, you will support Hardware Product Management ideate and validate new use cases and form factors. You will also work closely with the product leadership team on projects designed to uncover customer insights and support other product initiatives.


    • Work closely with the Product, Marketing, and Engineering teams to generate new concepts and ideas to evolve our physical product offerings.
    • Conduct primary research and analyze existing data sources to come up with new use case hypotheses and propose designs to validate them.
    • Assist with market and user research to provide insight and feedback for guiding product development.
    • Prototype continuously and iteratively, from quick sketches to refined 3D prototypes
    • Continuously test designs and concepts with users for quick feedback.


    • A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or equivalent practical experience.
    • Demonstrable interest and experience designing consumer products.
    • Adept at communicating concepts through sketching, modeling and prototyping.
    • Able to understand how the inside of the product affects the outside and vice versa. 
    • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative, high-growth environment and can take a loosely defined idea and come back with a variety of concepts to iterate on quickly.
    • High mechanical aptitude and understanding of basic engineering principles to solve design, usability and manufacturing challenges.
    • An eye for good design, attention to detail, and a strong understanding of magical user experiences.

Qualifications And Experience

    • Pursuing a career in Hardware Product Design or Industrial Design. Enough experience to have a portfolio of work to show.   Bonus if you have worked on something that has shipped.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.