Senior Model Maker- Consumer Packaging and Product
Kaleidoscope - Chicago, IL

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Position: Senior Model Maker
Experience: 10 years

Kaleidoscope is seeking a Senior Model Maker with 10+ years of experience creating 3-D consumer product, packaging and presentation models for design, engineer and marketing customers.

Position Overview: The Senior Model Maker will work in our Innovation Lab with our Shop Team under the supervision of the shop manager and in collaboration with internal design teams. Work will be hands-on building low to high fidelity physical product prototypes. The position is responsible for overseeing the production and technical direction of model projects.


  • Build physical product prototypes utilizing all available means of fabrication.
  • Fabricate products from drawings, CAD files and design direction.
  • Provide shop floor leadership, technical direction and training to associate model makers.
  • Collaborate with internal design and realization teams to meet project goals. * * Maintain quality control on all projects.
  • Maintain project budgets and timelines.
  • Assist manager with project estimates.

Technical Skills:

  • 10 years experience creating models for product development.
  • Shop floor supervision, delegation and personnel mentoring.
  • Outstanding conventional hand building and finishing skills.
  • Thorough hands-on fabricating experience using a variety of power tools, pattern shop floor machinery, CNC machining, rapid prototyping printers and related methods.
  • Understanding of product manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficient with Solidworks or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate design ideas through drawings and CAD.
  • Proficient with both Mac and PC.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent verbal presentation and communication skills.
  • Reliable and self motivated - goes above and beyond the expected
  • Willing to learn and develop on a personal level
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational skills


  • Certificate degree required with a concentration in Model Making, Industrial Design, and Mechanical Engineering or related Industrial Manufacturing.
  • Bachelors preferred.

Competitive salary, health and dental (contributory), 401K

Email a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and (3 samples of relevant work) to "Attn: Shop Manager"

Who We Are?:
Kaleidoscope is the premier Co-Creative & Brand Realization agency in the world. We believe in working together with our clients to develop breakthrough product, package and brand solutions through Iterative Design Thinking, Rapid Ideation and Iterative Prototyping.

Our proven experience and global packaging expertise ensures the most effective and efficient implementation of your brand. Through extensive knowledge, technical skill, and collective experiences, we offer a high degree of flexibility and an array of services focused on rapid turnaround solutions.

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