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Product Designer (Toys)

Location:
Glendale
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
Depending on experience
posted by:
Brie Tomaszewski
Date:
08/11/2017

Job Description:

Top Consumer Goods client is seeking a talented Product Designer, specifically in toy product design!


A Product Designer with proven experience who will be responsible for the design and development of toy products from concept through production working with internal teams, licensees and feature film studios. Candidate will be responsible for creating dynamic products within franchises. Designer will be working with internal teams to extend existing business and generate new business. Designer will support and direct licensees to create new and innovative products every season. The candidate should be well versed in market trends especially in core action figure, doll and playset categories. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

* Responsible for product design and development of categories including licensed action figures, dolls, vehicles, playsets and construction toys 
* Establishes and maintains relationships with Licensees, Vendors and Studios contacts. Works with licensees in all creative aspects of product development 
* Handles product approvals including creative revisions, uploading and downloading detailed comments, and prioritizing approvals within allotted time 
* Ensures product design excellence by making character and product corrections/overlays, creating new artwork and making artistic contributions to new initiatives 
* Applies knowledge of new trends and innovation in marketplace 
* Recommends creative ideas and products to build business. Helps organize and participate in product brainstorm sessions 
* Strong ability to work with a team as well as independently in a fast paced and dynamic environment 
* Presents and sells ideas to management, cross-functional partners, and licensees 
* Coordinates with Design Manager on new projects and scheduled deadlines 
* Limited domestic travel for onsite product approval and trade shows 
* Exhibits ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

* Minimum of 2 years 3D product design or toy design experience 
* Extensive knowledge of the Disney toy categories including manufacturing techniques & materials technologies 
* Able to clearly communicate and present vision/ideas both in formal and informal settings 
* Familiar with 3D product development and approvals: sculpting, creating concepts, character turns, paint application, graphic design/product design 
* Proficient at 3D product design drawing, sketching and concept creation 
* Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote or PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Suite. 3D modeling a plus 
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills especially presentation skills 
* High attention to detail and highly organized 
* Takes Initiative and can work independently 
* Strong creative and innovative design skills 
* Professional appearance 
* Pro-active / Can-do attitude 

REQUIRED EDUCATION: 

* Bachelors degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, or Related Field