Toy Designer

Job Title: Toy Designer
Company: design_lead_play_
Location: Remote
Salary: £attractive
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Job Description

ABOUT
design_lead_play_ is a full-service design consultancy working in both the toy manufacturing and children’s entertainment space. We are based in sunny Los Angeles, CA and our work involves creating product and content for both boys and girls across a wide range of ages. There’s something for everyone and much more on the horizon! Founded in 2021, design_lead_play_ has seen tremendous growth and established itself as a pioneer in the toy and entertainment industry. We deliver unparalleled synergies in both innovative toys and kids animation. We work on a global level with clients such as Amazon, Universal, Netflix, Moose Toys, Peanuts Worldwide, Scott Brothers Global, Just Play, Cyber Group Studio, Atomic Cartoons, Age Of Learning, 9 Story, Crayola, What Do You Meme? and many more.

POSITION
design_lead_play_ is seeking a highly creative Toy Designer with a passion for developing great toys and content. We need a designer with the ability to work on multiple product lines in tandem and be able to go from concept to industry hits. This position will create designs for multiple brands across a broad range of categories including Infant, Preschool, Girls, Boys Action, Games, Consumer Electronics, Activities and Outdoor/Seasonal. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and resourceful, understand the manufacturing process and show a passion for innovative product and trends.

ROLES
• Responsible for the design and development of toy and product concepts.
• Brainstorming ideas and creating visuals to articulate a strong point of view.
• Develops innovative ideas and concepts for non-licensed product and licensed IP.
• Develops story, characters, environments, vehicles and gear for episodic and movie content.
• Collaborating with various partners such as agencies, vendors, licensors, studios, manufacturers, factories and retailers.
• Create presentation decks to effectively communicate design and creative visions to both internal and external partners.
• Competitive trend research and product testing.
• Create 3D CAD models for prototyping and production purposes.
• Create graphics and product label art.
• Travels as necessary to meet project needs and attend industry related events.

SKILLS
• Applicants must have strong skills in concept ideation, sketching, character design, product rendering, technical drawing, graphic design, CAD design, model making and presenting their work to both internal and external partners.
• Need to have a discerning eye for trend, design and art placement on products to ensure brand integrity and quality.
• Applicants must be fully versed in all aspects of manufacturing, engineering, costing, materials and technologies.
• Must demonstrate a talent to produce compelling product designs using state of the art design tools and the ability to contextualize and critique efforts.
• Strong technical and creative skills in the following software: Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote, PowerPoint, iMovie & Microsoft Office.
• Strong 3D CAD skills with software such as: SolidWorks, Rhino, FreeForm or Keyshot.
• Must be able to articulate clearly and drive toward shared solutions with various internal and external partners.
• The ability to present ideas with vision, clarity and passion.
• Must have exceptional organizational skills including time management, project management, solid written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented and a self-starter.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Toy Design, Product Design, Industrial Design or a related field.

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum 1-2 years experience in toy and consumer product development.

Reports to: Toy and Content Development Architect

To apply, email resume/CV and portfolio examples to enquiries@designleadplay.com

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