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Product Designer - Home Gear, Skip Hop

Skip Hop k

New York, NY

May 21
Job Description

- Product and category research, which may include in-home visits, interviews, and focus groups to help uncover unmet needs.
- Sketching and collaborating with the team to create solutions for a variety of simple to complex problems.
- Reviewing design directions with management creating presentations for internal and sales presentations.
- Designing new products and creating manufacture-ready 3D CAD files.
- Working with overseas office and factories to optimize tooling and identify key cost savings.

SUPERVISORY / BUDGETARY / EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION RESPONSIBILITY
- Managing the design of major projects, supervising junior designers and freelancers as needed.
- Communicating with factories and/or model-makers to develop innovative products

- 4-year degree in industrial design required.
- 5+ years design experience (toy and children’s product background preferred).
- Experience designing for injection-molding and general DFM.
- Experience working with overseas factories is preferred. Advanced SolidWorks skills required (proficiency in Fusion 360 is plus).
- Proficiency in Adobe CS and Microsoft Office.
- Ability to communicate ideas through sketching.
- Clean, modern aesthetic and a love of function.
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
- Must be available for international travel 2-3 times per year.

Skip Hop

Parenting can be tough, but at Skip Hop, we believe it can be easier when you have highly functional products on hand. Our team brings modern design to life, creating innovative essentials for moms, dads and infants all over the world. The brand is a favorite of parents worldwide, sought after for its best-in-class products that feature iconic designs with an emphasis on function, high quality and authenticity. We're big enough to be a major player and trend-setter in the marketplace, but small enough for everyone to have serious impact on our business.

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