Project Designer

Categories: Toy Design, Toy Design

Spin Master - Los Angeles, CA

Job Title:            Project Designer- Preschool

Reporting to:     Design Manager

Location:            Los Angeles

Position: Project Designer – Mid Level Experience

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2002, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Design Manager, Preschool Design, the role requires creativity & knowhow to design exceptional preschool products including Vehicles, Action Figures, Playsets, Dolls, Role Play, Plush, etc. This person needs to be a diverse and flexible designer to be able to take on additional products as the department warrants expansion. This person will need to  manage outside design talent for creation of visuals, models & breadboard mechanisms.

The candidate will be a key contributor to the Los Angeles Creative Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of multiple products at the same time
  • Participate in product strategy development, creating innovative slots and rationale for toy lines
  • Drive new product brainstorming
  • Staying current on market and consumer trends
  • Concept Development for both existing brands and new areas of expansion
  • Development of 2-D sketches and Renderings and of building/overseeing 3-D model making for product concepts
  • Assessment of design concept feasibility (e.g. cost, schedule, feasibility & safety)
  • Travel potential to HK/China to oversee development as needed
  • Work closely with the Marketing, Packaging & Engineering teams In LA
  • Close coordination with Spin Master Asia Product Development team for all items is necessary
  • Presenting new toy ideas to management
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