Sr. Designer

Location: New York, NY Posted: Sep 18

Job Description

PROJECT DESIGNER

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self motivated Project Designer to join its Toy Box product design team. The Toybox Vehicles team focuses on delivering exciting innovative product for a wide range of brands such as Matchbox, Fast and the Furious and Jurassic World. The group is focused on creating new product opportunities for the boy’s division; by understanding the consumer, trends and technology that are then translated into successful product. This involves creating and communicating toy concepts in 2D and/or 3D models to design and marketing management. The ideal candidate will possess proven product design experience showing he ability to work on challenging and fun boys products as well as ideating new concepts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Perform complex design tasks involving vehicles and play sets
• Design and develop highly complex and /or advertised lines or segments
• Act as a leader and consensus builder across functions
• Possess the ability to work independently, often making decisions without management interaction to meet critical deadlines
• Support Design management by addressing strategic goals
• Partner with cross functional teams to insure product integrity and marketing objectives
• Daily communication with Asia partners
• Successfully present and communicate concepts to the design and marketing management and creative departments
• Manage the early phases of design and development with other disciplines within the company
• Work with licensed partners to ensure toys meet brand integrity and direction
• Ideate and Problem solve to find new whitespace for the vehicles category
• Lead brainstorms and manage a full product line from concept to production

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and 2D computer programs
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Knowledge of 3D CAD (Alias, Rhino 3D) is a plus
• Knowledge of material and manufacturing process
• Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
• Ability to project manage
• Interest and knowledge of current trends as well as an understanding of features in the consumer electronics industry and knowledge of how they trickle down into the toy industry a plus
• Portfolio demonstrating strong design excellence and superior problem solving

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

• BS/BA degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, or equivalent
• 5-8 Years Professional Experience

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