Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
Designers at Samsung are really working on the edge of cool and life changing. Before even putting a pen to paper, they check out the competition, see what technology is needed for the market, and figure out how a design can benefit their consumers. After, they get started on cutting-edge mobile devices, high-end displays, and smart home appliances.
We sat down with Talent Acquisition Manager at Samsung Electronics America, Will Lawrence, to find out how to land one of these coveted jobs. Here are his five tips:
Know Your Consumer
Designers need to know the target users of the products they're creating. How would you know what consumers want? Follow the market trends, of course (they expect you to)! Most designers who share the same interests as their customers — liking the same music, photography, dance, and travel — are more enthusiastic to new ideas and breaking boundaries.
Passion Is Key
Your résumé and portfolio will show the interviewer that you can sketch, build a computer-aided design, and research a product, but they want to see that you have an insatiable hunger for the job. Prove that you have an appetite to challenge seemingly impossible odds and affect the world in a positive way through design.
Bring Idea Pitches to the Interview
Samsung is emphasizing innovation and design more than ever. We're looking for someone who is curious, shows enthusiasm, and asks thoughtful questions. Prove that you are this person by bringing new ideas to our first meeting with you.
Expect a Busy Day
Samsung is not your typical "9 to 5" company. Product designers are involved in defining new product categories, crafting the product vision and experience, and designing every last physical detail. Industrial designers are tightly connected with engineering and product planning to maintain design intent, realism, and feature set.
Love to Travel
Travel is a large part of an industrial designer's life at Samsung – travel for design inspiration and meetings with team members in South Korea. Samsung is creating overseas design studios globally and partnering with the world's best movers and shakers. The cultural mix of East meets West continues to be a proven success time and time again.
How to apply: careers.us.samsung.com (opens in new tab)
Photo via Getty Images
Power Pick: Sonos Two Room Set With One
Big sound, small package.
By Brittany Holloway-Brown
Night Creams That Work Magic
Why, yes, I did wake up like this!
By Deena Campbell
Renée Zellweger Shares Why She “Loved” Turning 50: “You Must Embrace Your Age”
The actress also revealed her thoughts on “garbage” anti-aging products.
By Samantha Holender
Peloton’s Selena Samuela on Turning Tragedy Into Strength
Before becoming a powerhouse cycling instructor, Selena Samuela was an immigrant trying to adjust to new environments and new versions of herself.
By Emily Tisch Sussman
This Mutual Fund Firm Is Helping to Create a More Sustainable Future
Amy Domini and her firm, Domini Impact Investments LLC, are inspiring a greater and greener world—one investor at a time.
Power Players Build on Success
"The New Normal" left some brands stronger than ever. We asked then what lies ahead.
By Maria Ricapito
Don't Stress! You Can Get in Good Shape Money-wise
Yes, maybe you eat paleo and have mastered crow pose, but do you practice financial wellness?
By Sallie Krawcheck
The Book Club Revolution
Lots of women are voracious readers. Other women are capitalizing on that.
By Lily Herman
The Future of Women and Work
The pandemic has completely upended how we do our jobs. This is Marie Claire's guide to navigating your career in a COVID-19 world.
By Megan DiTrolio
Black-Owned Coworking Spaces Are Providing a Safe Haven for POC
For people of color, many of whom prefer to WFH, inclusive coworking spaces don't just offer a place to work—they cultivate community.
By Megan DiTrolio
Where Did All My Work Friends Go?
The pandemic has forced our work friendships to evolve. Will they ever be the same?
By Rachel Epstein