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Development Designer, Girls Brands - 3863118

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Our client is seeking a Development Designer to join the team on a contract basis. The Development Designer is responsible for transitioning product from the preliminary design phase into the development phase within the guidelines of the Global Design and Development process. This is accomplished through direction given by Design management, and partnering with all design and development focused team members.

KEY RESULTS AREAS:
• Actively participate in all phases of product development cycle from Initial Concept Review / Final Product Review to Product Pilot; this includes partnering with cross-functional team members: Marketing, Development Project Managers, Packaging, Corporate Integrity and others.  This requires use of product development design skills, knowledge of raw materials and the manufacturing process.
• Actively participate in transforming creative ideas into complete 3-D product concepts.
• Duplication and improvement of preliminary models: Actively participate in the creation of 2-D and 3-D models to drive product development cycle.
• Actively participate in the process to insure that product can be manufactured and is within cost and target profit margins.
• Actively partner with Softgoods Engineers, Model Makers, Face/Hair Departments, CPI and Development PM's to ensure creative solutions to cost reductions and functional issues to maintain high standards for aesthetics and play pattern expectations.

COMPETENCIES:
• Professional experience in same or related industries: Toy Industry, Consumer Products, Fashion Industry, etc.
• Competencies - Computer Skills: must know Illustrator, Photo Shop; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
• Artistic
• Self-Motivated
• Sense of Urgency
• Proactive
• Organized
• Able to take & follow direction
• Independent
• Professional Maturity
• Ability to assimilate and manage changes to product

EDUCATION:       
• BS/BA
• 2+ Years Professional Experience

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