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Puzzle Graphic Designer in Queens, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Queens, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/4/2019

Job Description

*Puzzle Graphic Designer – Long Island City*

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

This position will lead and execute packaging design on all new puzzle concepts and puzzle extensions. This role will support the Director of Packaging by overseeing all puzzle packaging.  They will be the key point of contact for puzzle packaging development

  • Working under the direction of the Director of Packaging, you will create puzzle packaging design concepts that support brand strategy.
  • Work with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables.
  • Work with puzzle product designer to ensure full product integration.
  • Manage the timelines of the projects assigned to you.
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Effectively communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to the Design Manager and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner.
  • Solicit creative direction from the Director of Packaging and head of Design in a timely manner.
  • Develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations and trade shows.
  • Develop digital marketing assets where required.
  • Collaborate with Structural Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents, as necessary, in the package development and approval process.
  • Maintain knowledge of new technologies within your area of expertise
  • Brainstorm with both in-house and licensing teams
  • Product research – stay current on brands and trends in art and puzzles to aid in design
  • Create proprietary brand looks and packaging statements that can be utilized throughout a product range
  • Design logo and type treatments that resonate and relate to the item

Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • A strong sense of design and good use of typography.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with licenses and art.

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Someone with proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • An individual with heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing, and manual illustration a plus.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in the consumer products industry; toy package design preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat.
  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, (BFA) or equivalent; or 4 or more years related experience and / or training.

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.