Product Designer - Girls Toys at JazwaresPosted on: 11/19/2021
Location: Culver City, CA (ON-SITE)
Tags: illustrator photoshop ancestry
### Job description Jazwares is 1 of the fastest growing toy companies in the industry and is looking for a passionate, progressive, and energetic Product Designer who is driven and self-motivated with prior toy or consumer product experience with experience in the girls toy category including small dolls, girls collectibles, fashion dolls, large dolls, playsets, soft goods, plush and role play. Come join the most passionate and innovative group in the toy industry! Great collaborative skills are key, as you will be working closely with our core development, marketing, licensing teams and partners. You will be tasked to deliver on innovative and exciting toy product that is fun to play with! This includes the preparation of 2D, 3D models and prototypes for internal management review, development turnover and licensor approvals. You will be challenged to be a respectful champion as you evolve concepts to finished product. RESPONSIBILITIES: Self-motivated to work on/manage projects and also participates in team efforts on shared tasks Oversee projects through the entire design process…while being innovative, be respectful to balance cost, quality and schedule Work collaboratively with your marketing, engineering, packaging, licensor and other internal team partners to create product that is the best fit for the brand Be adaptable to shifting priorities and be vigilant to keep your projects moving forward to hit deadlines Be instrumental in generating new toy concepts to enhance the brand Successfully present concepts to management, internal partners and licensors Prepare both 2D and 3D materials that make effective concept presentations Provide direction and feedback during the development process that is attentive to the Licensors needs and wishes to make sure their brand is always well represented and held to the highest standard Successfully evolve a concept through initial ideation, refinement, prototype execution and turn over packages to development teams Support the overall strategic goals of product as it lives as an item within a segment within a brand Desired Experience: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) Strong, visual verbal and written communication skills Knowledge of 3D Modeling (User of Zbrush/Rhino/Fusion 360 are a plus) Knowledge of materials and multiple manufacturing processes Knowledge of working with Asia factories Knowledge of working with licensed brands Ability to wear multiple hats for design Demonstrate a strong design sense and problem-solving skills Consistently chooses to be a student of the toy industry and keeps engaged with current trends Proactively observes and gains understanding of the competitive marketplace BS/BA degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design 3 to 5 Years of Professional Experience JAZWARES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, age, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.