Project Designer

Categories: Industrial Design, Product Design, Toy Design

Mattel - El Segundo, CA 90245

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Job 1 of 1 Posting Title Project Designer Requisition Number 171592 Location Mattel-El Segundo Zip Code 90245 Job Category Design/Development Company At Mattel, our vision is Inspiring the Wonder of Childhood. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative, and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them GROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. And by promoting a culture of BALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employees LEAD by example in all that they do! Job Description PROJECT DESIGNERPURPOSE 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
  • 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
  • BS/BA degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, or equivalent
  • 5-8 Years Professional Experience
About Us ABOUT USMattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us at, or is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity EmployerF/M/Disability/Vet
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