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Senior Designer in Queens, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Queens, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/8/2019

Job Description

*Senior 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:

The Senior Designer is responsible for motivating and mentoring the team to consistently produce innovative, on-target, on time results. The person in this role has excellent communication skills, a proven track record of success and is considered to be a good role model for peers and subordinates and a brand ambassador for the company.   The ideal candidate must be extremely creative with an understanding of toy and game design. Must have the ability to bring new and creative products to life from concept through to prototype development. Designer will need to be innovative with an understanding of the consumer demographics.

  • Works independently, requires minimal supervision.
  • Clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to game products.
  • Has excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and is considered a good role model.
  • Partner with Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items.
  • Delivers innovative results that support brand strategy.
  • Work with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables.
  • Works with project management to set priorities, schedules and assign projects.
  • Manage the timelines of the projects assigned to you.
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail.

Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • Heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing, and manual illustration a plus.
  • A strong sense of design.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the toy industry and retailer standards and operational practices

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Minimum 8 years in the consumer products industry; game or toy design preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree in Product 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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