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Senior Designer, Development in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 5/23/2019

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Senior Designer, Development - Spin Master Entertainment 

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

At Spin Master Entertainment, 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:

The Senior Designer, Development has the creativity to design exceptional concepts for series production. This person should be diverse and flexible as a designer in working with individual studios, producers and artists to help craft the visual identity of Spin Master Entertainment (SME) properties for series and toy. This role works with and supports the creative vision for the properties as determined by SME and will also closely work with the toy team to integrate concepts and ideas back and forth between entertainment and toy.

What we can expect from you:

  • Develop visual creative materials for concept development and series production.
  • Ideate from a concept POV on series in development or pre-production, creating new and exciting designs while keeping in mind toy potential.
  • Design props, characters and locations.
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by Director of Visual Development and work within the established workflow.
  • Share ideas, collaborate and work closely with all member of the Development team.

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 5+ years experience in 2D & 3D Animation Design
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of art fundamentals such as structure, composition and design principles.
  • Animation Design education or equivalent.
  • Proven ideation, brainstorming, concept rendering, sketching and computer skills (PhotoShop) essential.
  • Ability to emulate different design styles quickly in a fast paced environment.
  • Capacity to work with different business disciplines: Producers, Directors, Writers, Designers, Animators, Marketing and Sales professionals, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritize work without missing critical deadlines.
  • Team player with a positive attitude.
  • Passionate about creative excellence and willing to drive self and others.
  • Knowledge of Preschool Toys, Action Figures, Dolls, Vehicles, Role Play and Playset design and manufacturing a plus.
  • Knowledge of 3D software and Illustrator 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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