Positions available at Instructables (updated Nov. 14, 2016)

Graphic Artist

Instructables is looking for an awesome person to join our Editorial Team! Our ideal candidate is a talented graphic designer who is excited about owning the design of our contest graphics and helping to extend our brand visually and compellingly through social media, email, printed collateral, and branded swag.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the contest and editorial teams to make sure every contest we run is represented by inspiring, on-brand graphics
  • Produce all promotional graphics and ads for social and newsletter outreach
  • Create editorial assets for all social media platforms where we distribute our content
  • Shoot, edit and prep photography for graphics, as needed

  • 1+ years of experience in graphic design and illustration for the web, preferably at a digital media outlet
  • Sophisticated sense of design, typography, and photography
  • Proficient with Adobe CS, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to integrate feedback with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • An authentic passion for making things
  • Ability to work full-time. Our office is in San Francisco but we will consider remote candidates for this position.

Do you think you’d be a good fit with our team? We’d love to chat with you! Send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.  If you're already a member of our community be sure to mention your username when you apply. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and if possible, fun!

Lead Principal Engineer; Choreograph Cooperating 3D Printing Robots

Write C++, Algorithms to Choreograph 3D Printing Robots

Autodesk’s “Project Escher” has created an industry-changing machine control system to generate toolpaths for collaborating gangs of 3D printing robots. We are looking for an outstanding lead C++ software engineer to help make smart, fast and extensible code. The goal of the project is to make a tool that allows our users to create and modify huge things, faster than they’ve ever been made before.

The position involves working with a close-knit multi-disciplinary team that develops both toolpath planning and real-time control software, defines software capabilities, and prototypes new types of 3D printers in order to test and demonstrate this new class of manufacturing. The current focus is on “FDM” 3D printing but future applications will apply to many additional manufacturing processes.

The office is part of Autodesk’s unique Pier 9 complex.

The must-haves:
  • Solid C++ chops
  • History of releasing production code
  • Experience creating and working with algorithms
  • Adept at spatial problem solving

Very-nice- to-have:
  • Experience implementing rigorous software testing
  • Experience with computational geometry

Nice-to- haves:
  • CS and/or mathematics background
  • Experience with 3D printing or CNC machining
  • Experience with geometry processing
  • Familiarity with C++ templating

Other info:
  • Very competitive salary and compensation/benefits package
  • Autodesk is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for as well as one of the Top 100 workplaces for women
  • Work at the Pier 9 complex, co-located with Autodesk’s amazing experimental workshop: a world-class facility with full machine shop, wood shop, laser cutters, industrial 3D printers, textile area, electronics lab, test kitchen, artists-in- residence…..you name it!

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter in .PDF format. Tell us why you’d be a great fit!



We don't have internships available now, but we love meeting people who love making. Be bold! Propose a project, and we'll get back to you.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens behind the scenes here at HQ, here’s your chance! We want passionate people who can use our amazing workspace to help them realize their maker dreams, and help us manage the best community on the Internet. These paid positions are located at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco.

The strongest applicants will have an Instructables account with a history of well documented projects which show off your amazing skills. Send an email to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line. What are you waiting for? Blow us away with your creative portfolio and tell us what projects you want to make when you’re here!

Artists in Residence

The Pier 9 Artists in Residence (AIR) program gives artists, makers, and fabricators a chance to work with us in our digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our artists explore, create, and document cutting-edge projects, and share them with the DIY community. See the Autodesk AIR website for more information and instructions to apply.

Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferred

The illustrious Tim Anderson, one of Instructables most prolific authors, is also seeking interns, orphans preferred. See his posting here.

About Instructables

Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. With currently over 29 million monthly active users, you will join a team that is having a meaningful impact on the world. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 100,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking.  In 2011, we were acquired by Autodesk.  Our benefits are now super-charged!  

We're located at Pier 9 in San Francisco in the world's most advanced workshop directly on the bay with gorgeous natural light and unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge. In our shop, we have CNC everything, a 5-axis waterjet, an 11-axis mill, the largest collection of high-end 3D printers, a woodshop, a metal shop, an enormous test kitchen, industrial sewing machines, and a fully stocked electronics lab. See this Machine Catalog Instructable for a peek. 

If you want to work remotely
Click here for more information about helping out around the Instructables website.

This is the most recent and up to date job listing for Instructables despite the posting date.

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Arsenal6715 months ago

Hi, I would like you to consider me as your new Graphic Artist. I am almost 13 in SC and could work here online through Gmail, Google Hangouts, and other digital communication services to help provide the Instructables websites you want.

I have experience in Binary code(01000001, 01000010, 01000011, and so on) and JavaScript(ellipse(200, 200, 200, 200 ); )
I have experience with crafting all kinds of new gadgets and trinkets( I am working on one right now )

If you are interested, contact me.

You're not going to get the job if you can't work out how to apply.

Read the post carefully, all the way through.


That was a reply to Arsenal671.

Two months ago...

Would you be interested in hiring someone who is located in TN (and wants to stay here) as an individual who can "spell check" your site? Typo's and misspelled words are every where. If so contact me, I'm your girl!

I realize this is a year-old question, but unfortunately you probably wouldn't be qualified for a proofreader position, PattyCakes. A common error is making a possessive out of a plural, such as you did with "typos." And "everywhere" is one word. A comma is needed after "If so..." There are many errors just in your own three-sentence post. I hear a buzzer going off.

??????? oh bless! I remember someone sending in a job application with our company to do proof reading, so many errors!

I realise that this is a year-old question, but, unfortunately, you probably wouldn't be qualified for a proofreading position, PattyCakes. It is a common error to make a plural possessive, such as you did with "typo", and "everywhere" is usually one word. A comma is needed after "If so...". There are many errors in your own three-sentence post.
I hear a buzzer going off.

Sorry, but the reply was obligated.

umm "every where" is spelled everywhere

If you see mistakes in an instructable, you need to contact the author directly.

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