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Join the Team!
RKS is growing in exciting ways that provide new opportunities to become part of our team. We are seeking talented and passionate candidates to work in our high-energy creative business environment.
RKS welcomes applicants and general submissions in all areas. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio to: email@example.com.
Please note: Portfolio submissions should not be made via email attachments. Instead, please provide a link to an online portfolio. We will hold your information in the strictest confidence.
RKS has identified immediate opportunities in multiple areas:
Are you ready to contribute your passion and self-motivated focus to a wide variety of design applications and convergent disciplines? RKS invites applicants whose exceptional creativity can flourish in a team environment that thrives on meeting significant challenges and breaking with tradition. You must have a deep passion for creating new, innovative, and breakthrough designs that meet the evolving needs of our clients. Click here to download more information about key responsibilities and qualifications.
Researchers and Strategists
We are seeking talented and passionate professionals to work in a high-energy environment. You will work on a wide variety of research, strategy, design, and branding projects, collaborating with other talented researchers, strategists, designers, engineers, and writers. You will work at the “fuzzy front end” of projects, defining and refining the project vision and keeping the team on track. You will identify opportunities and develop product, brand, and channel strategies, presenting these to the team and to clients, making clients feel both comfortable and engaged in the entire design process. Click here to download more information about key responsibilities and qualifications.
Visual Designer, UI/UX
We are seeking talented and passionate professionals to work in our high-energy environment. You will work on a wide variety of interaction and interface programs in collaboration with our extremely talented and diverse research, strategy, and design teams. You will inspire and direct our collaborative efforts with your creative and emotionally engaging contributions, design innovations, prototyping, visualization, and planning of design deliverables. Your communication skills are top-notch, and you are able to work effectively with all levels of our team as well as with our client counterparts.
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RKS is a stimulating creative environment where careers grow, and a great place to learn while making meaningful contributions to the firm and its clients. We’re always looking for top design and business talent, and regularly select interns to work in: industrial design, engineering, graphic design, research, strategy, business development, marketing and operations.
Interested applicants should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and link to their portfolio (where applicable), along with a cover letter that expresses your interests, objectives, availability, and any details required by your academic institution.
Please note: Portfolio submissions should not be made via email; instead, please provide a link to an online portfolio.
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The RKS executive team regularly contributes thought leadership in corporate, conference and academic settings, helping advance understanding and application of strategic design to business initiatives, professional collaboration, and consumer empathy for more successful product/service design.
To book us for your event, conference, or company visit, please contact Julie Calderini, at email@example.com.
Ravi K. Sawhney
Sawhney not only leads the team at RKS but is also an author, lecturer, entrepreneur and thought leader on design and innovation. Sawhney writes for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Core77 and others as an expert blogger, has been inducted as a Fellow in the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) and recognized with an honorary Ph.D. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is also the innovator/Jury Chair emeritus of IDSA’s Catalyst case program, championing design’s power to effect positive change in business, in lives and throughout the world, and a fixture as juror or chairman at many of the world’s most prestigious product design competitions.
Mr. Sawhney is a popular keynote speaker who has been featured in D.C. at the U.S. Patent & Trademark headquarters alongside the Undersecretary of Commerce, in Brazil at the Cycle of Knowledge Conference, in Cannes at the World Innovation Conference, and at the IDSA National Convention’s awards program. He’s sought in both corporate and academic environments for his deep knowledge of design strategy, innovation collaboration, and empathetic and psychological knowledge of people and consumer behavior. His keynotes for 2012 include: Leadership Summit on innovation and technology for the Design Futures Council, for the Drucker Business Forum, and at Cal State Northridge’s annual faculty retreat in the first several weeks of 2012.
Sawhney has helped address the role of design in business in international publications ranging from Business Week, to Curve, MD Magazine and many others. He’s also written about topics as varied as managing collaborative development initiatives, brand evangelism, pioneering UX design, innovation, design education, and anticipating consumer trends, among many others because of his impressive and varied career that get more exciting every day. Sawhney helped invent the touch screen, reinvented the electric guitar, developed children’s favorite Teddy Ruxpin, and has helped deliver clever product solutions and concepts more recently for clients in many categories from healthcare, to kitchen tools, consumer electronics and everything in-between.
As the design guru of RKS, Lance oversees the design of virtually every project that comes in the door and ensures that the design intent is always framed in reference to his client’s business strategy. He is a consistent design innovator with broad experience gained from working with clients that make medical devices, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and appliances and much more.
Hussey, as Creative Director has been an instrumental contributor to the rise of RKS as a global industrial design powerhouse and is a sought speaker on topics from consumer-centered design and trends. He’s the holder of numerous patents and design awards – IDEA (12), GOOD (24), Spark (19), CES Innovations (9) and many others – and a BS in Industrial Design from California State University, Northridge where he studied design under Sawhney.