Innovate Design is growing

We are looking for talented, curious people to join our amazing team and help us provide all the ingredients to commercialise big ideas on small budgets.

Innovate Design Salisbury Studio

A home for innovation

Innovate Design helps inventors and start-ups to develop exciting new products. Our main UK design studio is based in central Salisbury, close to the town square and easily commutable from Bournemouth or Southampton.

Proud of our team

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The Innovate team includes a knowledgeable support team guiding clients through our development process and experienced designers using cutting edge design and prototyping technology to create a variety of products including consumer products, electronics, fashion, apps, board games and more. Through offices in the UK, France and the US, Innovate exports exceptional UK services around the world.

The Apprentice

Love a challenge

We take on fun challenges like supporting The Apprentice candidates to design a smart toothbrush and app – in 15 hours! Watch our behind-the-scenes video to find out more!

More than a job

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We work hard for our clients and celebrate success. We organise summer BBQs, winter parties and our team regularly get together for drinks, fundraising and other events. The pandemic has changed how we work for the better and staff now have the opportunity to work from home some of the week while our newest members usually work full time in the office while they learn our processes and values.

Ready to join us?

If you are ready for interesting, rewarding work in a company that encourages you to do great things, take a look at our live vacancies below and when you apply, show us what you can bring.

Live Vacancies

Job Type: Fulltime, Permanent
Location: Salisbury

We are looking for a talented full-stack app developer to join our Design Studio in Salisbury. Innovate is an established design agency that has 20 years experience helping entrepreneurs and start-ups to commercialise their product ideas. In 2018 Innovate launched lean-focused app services and we have seen strong growth in this area since.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Learn how to apply our advanced process to create fantastic design work, fast
  • Meet with clients to review their projects and understand requirements
  • Work with the UX/UI team to understand and refine specifications
  • Develop commercial mobile applications for iOS & Android
  • Work in React Native
  • Use Redux, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, Python where you and the team feel it is appropriate

What we’re looking for

  • Computer Science/ Software Engineering skills to degree level or similar
  • At least 2 years professional experience with React Native
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming principles, design patterns, and iOS and Android architectures
  • Experience writing tests, testable code, and working with test frameworks
  • Excellent project management skills including planning and quoting
  • Very well organized with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Self-managed and diligent
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Enjoy challenges and creating new solutions

Bonus skills

  • Understanding and experience of working with Lean and Agile practices

What we offer

Salary: £30,000-£45,000 per year depending on experience

Benefits

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Pension scheme
  • A chance to work in a vibrant design studio and become an important part of helping us create incredible products for our clients
  • Work on a wide variety of projects including platforms, eCommerce, IoT, machine learning and connected devices
  • Work in cross discipline teams including product designers, fabric product designers and graphics designers
  • Opportunity for remote working days once you are familiar with the team and our processes

Social

We are a fun, social team who are warm and welcoming. We host summer BBQs, winter parties, and our team organise drinks, quiz nights, and other events. Some of our staff live in Salisbury but others live in Bournemouth and Southampton.

How to apply

Please apply with your CV, covering letter and Portfolio (10mb max).

Product designer

The role

Job Type: Fulltime, Permanent
Location: Salisbury

We are looking for a talented product designer to join our Salisbury Design Studio. You will work in the product design team supported by a Team Leader and Product Design Lead.

The product design team helps inventors and start-ups from the UK, Europe, and the US to develop a variety of product ideas including consumer products, electronic products, and sustainable products.

  • Work directly with clients to develop product ideas from initial concept to prototyping, manufacturing development, and all the way to a successful launch
  • Consider the product’s customer, functionality, and manufacturing costs to create solutions with a strong product-market fit
  • Learn how to apply our advanced process to create fantastic design work, fast

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a driven product designer ready for an exciting start to their career. Does this sound like you?

  • Curiosity about how things work and how they were made
  • Strong desire to improve your design skills and learn the best new ways to develop products
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, particularly injection moulding, metal fabrication, and rapid prototyping
  • Good knowledge of materials, particularly plastics, metals, and woods
  • Experience making functional prototypes (some electronics is a bonus)
  • Strong 3d modelling skills, ideally with Solidworks
  • Good rendering skills, ideally in Keyshot
  • Photoshop, Illustrator InDesign, and other Adobe Creative Suite software experience
  • Strong presentation and communication skills

Bonus experience

  • Designing things in your spare time
  • Making things in your spare time
  • Product photography

What we offer

Salary: £20,000-£24,000 per year depending on experience

Benefits

  • 20 days of holiday per year plus bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Pension scheme
  • A chance to work in a vibrant design studio and become an important part of helping us create incredible products for our clients
  • Opportunity for some remote working days once you have a good understanding of our process and values

How to apply

Email info -at- innovate-design -dot- co -dot- uk with the subject: Junior Product Designer Vacancy.

Please include your CV, covering letter and Portfolio (10mb max).

Please, no recruitment agencies.

Job Type: Fulltime, Permanent
Location: Salisbury

You will work in the product design team supported by the Product Design Lead and Head of Design. The product design team help our clients from the UK, Europe and the US to develop a variety of product ideas including consumer products, electronic products, and sustainable products.

  • You will work directly with clients to develop product ideas from initial concept through to successful launch
  • You will support others in the team with their projects including the possibility of direct reports
  • You will help facilitate the continuous improvement of our design process and increase the value delivered to clients

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an experienced product designer looking for exciting career progression who’s ready to take on a role with more independence and responsibility • Curiosity about how things work and how they were made

  • Strong desire to improve your design skills and learn the best new ways to develop products
  • Proven knowledge of manufacturing processes, particularly injection moulding, metal fabrication and rapid prototyping
  • Proven knowledge of materials, particularly plastics, metals and woods
  • Experience making challenging prototypes including with some electronics
  • Understanding of electronics process
  • Strong 3d modelling skills, ideally with Solidworks
  • Good rendering skills, ideally in Keyshot
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite software experience
  • Good communication skills

Bonus experience

  • Previous design consultancy experience
  • Experience taking successful products into production
  • Product engineering
  • Making things in your spare time
  • Understanding of lean and agile processes
  • Product photography

What we offer

Salary: £25,000-£35,000 per year depending on experience

Benefits

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Pension scheme
  • A chance to work in an exciting design studio and be an important part of helping us create incredible products for our clients
  • Opportunity for some remote working days once you have a good understanding of our process and values

How to apply

Email info -at- innovate-design -dot- co -dot- uk with the subject: Mid-Level Product Designer Vacancy.

Please include your CV, covering letter and Portfolio (10mb max).

Please, no recruitment agencies.