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Lead CMF Designer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re engineers, creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all, we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. 

As a member of the NPI (New Product Innovation) CMF team, you will be working in our newly renovated site at Hullavington to help develop our future products and technologies.Typically you will lead and/or own key-to-vision technologies and features on a project that will drive new Dyson IP and strengthen our expanding portfolio.

About the role

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

Dyson are looking for a creative and curious CMF Designer to join our CMF Design team. You will be involved in every aspect of the CMF design journey and be responsible for supporting the development of CMF concepts to enable the delivery of final design of colours, materials and finishes for Dyson products in relation to the overall Design and company strategy. 

You will work closely within a newly established and growing CMF Design team, all focused on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation. 

  • Ideation and development of colours, materials and finishes to realise CMF Design narratives. 

  • Assist in the creation of category leading CMF Design of our products from concept, through various stages of development, and into production.  

  • Support in sourcing and maintaining a comprehensive internal library of inspirational, advanced, and relevant materials and finishes, and CMF design Masters. 

  • Have an base understanding of both soft and hard material developments. 

  • Support in discovering new resources for materials to aid in enhancing innovation.  

  • Work collaboratively with the wider Design and Product Experience Team to promote world-leading design 

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with internal teams including global RDD, Commercial, Quality, Engineering and programme functions for project success. 

  • Communication of CMF Design using visuals and models. 

  • Takes an active role in growing the CMF function at Dyson. 

About you

  • A degree in Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, Product or Industrial Design or equivalent. 

  • professional CMF experience. 

  • Highly motivated and collaborative – keen to learn and be part of a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 

  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative with the ability to work independently when needed.  

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually.  

  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning.  

  • Superior colour vision and eye for detail. 

  • Ability to travel if required.  

  • Software Tools – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot, VRed, Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel. 


  • 27 days annual

  • Free bus service to Malmesbury & Hullavington from Swindon, Chippenham, Bath and Bristol

  • Performance related bonus

  • Pension

  • Free onsite parking

  • Life Assurance

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.