Our client's Global Brand Licensing and Publishing is actively looking for a talented Product Designer with 3-5 plus years experience to support our their Creative Licensing Team. This role will be to direct/shepherd Licensed product through the product approval process. As the Designer, you will be responsible for providing product design direction and creative support to Licensees in their application of brands across a wide variety of licensed goods categories. Will work closely with GBL&P Art Director & various creative and commercial teams within the company to ensure a high level of brand continuity and consistency across a wide range of product categories. Will also be actively involved in creative brainstorms and creative kickoff meetings with Licensees. This position reports to the Art Director in our Global Brand Licensing & Publishing Team.
Work closely with overseas partners, regional Commercial Teams/Account Managers to communicate design vision to Licensees in the creative development of 3D consumer products. Retail categories could include hard goods, toy, youth/consumer electronics, sporting goods, construction, vehicles/ride-ons, role play, arts & crafts, vending, plush, etc. Must be a strong advocate for commercial point of view and posses the ability to influence opinion Must be able to direct and redirect (if needed) Licensees either by written or visual means Maintain brand standards and quality across all product categories Present and recommend product ideas to internal and external partners and stakeholders Collaborate with internal and external partners and distill varying points of view into one concise art direction Archive 3D assets through online asset database Awareness of marketplace trends (e.g. competitive toys, graphics, styling and fashion)
Demonstrated ability to create 3D product concepts in a visual representation Must have a commercial sensibility and retail awareness as it relates to 3D product categories Previous experience working with licensed brands preferred Familiarity with 3D Modeling software (Maya) a plus