Designer - Activities in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:              Designer - Activities

Reporting to:       Design Manager

Location:              Toronto, ON


About Spin Master


Spin Master (TSX:TOY; 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. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our 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. 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:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results


Job Overview:


Reporting to the Design Manager, the role requires creativity to design exceptional children toys and related product that appeal to children ages 2 and up.  This person should be diverse and flexible as a designer to take on different product categories – such as preschool, furniture, activities, girls and boys related product, as the department warrants expansion. This person will also take on managing outside design talent and overseeing model development.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Participate in new product brainstorming
  • Staying current on market and consumer trends
  • Participate in and product strategy development, including creating innovative slots and rationale for existing brand
  • Concept Development for existing brands and new areas of expansion.
  • Assessment of design concept feasibility (e.g. cost, schedule, feasibility & safety)
  • Development of 2-D renderings and oversight of 3-D model making for product concepts
  • China travel to oversee development


Job Requirements



  • Strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator essential, CAD skills also required
  • Proven success in ideation, brainstorming, concept rendering and strong sketching skills required
  • Collaborative, strategic, “think outside the box” approach to projects is a must!
  • 3-5 years experience in Industrial Design in the toy industry is required
  • Degree in Industrial Design or equivalent required
  • Mechanical experience and experience working with plastics and  electronics is a plus


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