A Product Designer with proven experience executing hard lines product design from concept through production and implementing new technology applications in consumer electronics and toys. Candidate will be responsible for creating dynamic products within core franchise brands, extending existing business, and is capable of generating new business. Candidate will work to create new and innovative products using emerging, existing, and novel technologies.
The Designer will assist with the development of all Franchises.
" Responsible for product design and development.
" Establishes and maintains relationships with Licensees and Vendors. Works with licensees in all creative aspects of product development.
" Takes ownership of 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, creating new artwork and making artistic contributions to new initiatives.
" Seeks out and applies knowledge of new trends and innovation in marketplace.
" Translates new concepts into marketable, saleable products and product lines. Recommends creative ideas and products to build business.
" Coordinates with Manager on new projects and scheduled deadlines.
" Domestic travel for onsite product approval with licensees and trade shows.
" Identifies, analyzes, and implements new and emerging technologies that enhance current products.
" Invents and creates new consumer product opportunities for technology.
" Collaborates closely with technology teams throughout the company to identify synergy opportunities, ensure smooth integration, leverage shared resources
" Provides recommendations for leveraging technology to solve creative problems.
SKILLS REQUIRED: The position requires a talented Mid level or Jr. level designer that can come into the office 1 or 2 days a week to assist with the product development. Examples of the types of product being developed in this category are headphones, musical instruments, speakers, cell phone cases, and tablet accessories. This position will need to have good organizational skills and great eye for graphic design.
o Bachelors degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, or Related Field
o Minimum of 2 years 3D product design/character art experience.
o Knowledge of the electronics toy category including: manufacturing techniques & materials technologies.
o Able to clearly communicate and present vision/ideas both in formal and informal settings.
o Proficient at 3D product design drawing and strong sketching and concepting skills.
o Computer skills in the following software applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and Keynote
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills especially presentation skills.
o Hands-on experience with technology and high complexity product development.
o Takes Initiative and can work independently
o Strong creative and innovative design skills
o Strategic vision for overall business and application of technology
o Professional appearance
o Pro-active I Can-do attitude
o Excellent people skills
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