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Senior Designer, Girls in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/6/2018

Job Description

Senior Designer, Girls -- Los Angeles

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:

Join our team in Los Angeles and design exciting toys for Girls and Spin Master Girls entertainment!   We are seeking a highly motivated designer to join our team.  We are looking for an experienced toy designer that knows how to inject great play features and understands how toys are manufactured inside & out.  This designer needs to exhibit great passion & hunger for producing amazing design work and of course be a great culture fit for the team & Spin Master.

Reporting to the Design Manager within the Girls Design Team, the role requires heightened creativity to design exceptional Girls products (Dolls, Figures, Playsets, Role Play, Plush, Vehicles, etc.). This person should be diverse and flexible as a designer to take on additional products as the department warrants expansion. This person will need to also manage outside design talent and oversee model development.

What we can expect from you:

  • Oversee the development of multiple products at the same time
  • Participate in product & line strategy development
  • Participate in new product brainstorming & presenting multiple options for each new toy
  • Staying current on market and competitive trends
  • Concept Development for existing brands and new areas of expansion
  • Convey initial concepts through design sketches & renderings as well as creation of rough breadboard models
  • Manage the design process from start to finish with emphasis on feasibility, schedule, costs & safety
  • Travel overseas to HK/China to oversee development and Toronto as needed
  • Work closely with Marketing along with LA and Asia Product Development
  • Present toy ideas and models to the executive level of the organization

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Someone with a proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
  • A resourceful, self-starter, who knows how to get things done independently; this person will manage his/her own slate
  • A resilient and adaptable personality as plans can change from day to day
  • An organized individual who is deadline driven and can prioritize 

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience as a Toy Designer is required
  • Undergraduate degree in Product Design (BFA), Industrial Design, Product Design or equivalent
  • Proven ideation skills, brainstorming, concept rendering, sketching and computer skills, (Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D software) are essential
  • Knowledge of Toys including Figures, Role Play, Plush, and Playset design & manufacturing is necessary
  • Experience with developing toys for and from Entertainment properties is a plus

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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