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Oct 13, 2017

Bedford Park, Chicago

Temp To Perm

Agent: Lauren F.

Job #: 124345

Job Description

Our creative partner located south of the city in Bedford Park is looking for a talented Product Designer to join their small team. 

This person will assist in creating small novelty toy items for a fast growing market. 

Must have atleast 1 years experience in actual product design with samples and a portfolio to show. 

This position reports to the creative design manager, and sits in a small team of 4. 

 

 

Product Design • Design and develop products for a diverse product line with a strong brand focus and a creative / artistic eye • Development of 2D sketches and renderings and of building/overseeing 3D model making for product concepts; • Assessment of design concept feasibility (e.g. cost, schedule, feasibility and safety); • Collaborate with the product team members on packaging designs • Work on a wide range of consumer goods / toys / collectibles • Be abreast of new and emerging technologies in product materials, treatments and processes; • Sustain current designs for improvements in quality and cost; • Develop, manage and sustain documentation of new designs to ensure accuracy in what is communicated; • Drive new product brainstorming; • Staying current on market and consumer trends; • Concept Development for both existing brands and new opportunities; • Perform preliminary design research; • Presenting new toy ideas to management;

Client Description:

This client is public transportation accessible but it is highly reccomended that the candidate have a vehicle

Requirements:

Competencies: 

 Proficient in product development capabilities; ▪ Detail-oriented and well-organized; ▪ Ability to accept accountability and show initiative; ▪ Ability to perform under tight deadlines with high volume; ▪ Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; ▪ Innovative. Ability to envision the possibilities and ‘what-ifs’ with a fresh new perspective; ▪ Strong communication and visualization skills; ▪ Highly self-motivated; able to work alone and on a team in a dynamic environment; ▪ Positive attitude and a willingness to help others; ▪ Must be comfortable with and flexible to shift to constant change in a fast-paced environment. ▪ Must be able to understand the market/client to ensure the product is captured in accordance to required standards; Education ▪ Industrial Design, Product Design or Design for Manufacture desired. Experience Required: ▪ 2-5 years of Industrial or Product Design experience; Consumer Packaged Goods and/or Children’s Goods/Toy experience; ▪ Proven ideation, brainstorming, new concept thinking, concept rendering, sketching and digital design skills, (Photoshop and Illustrator) are essential; ▪ Progressive work experience and knowledge of 3D printers and 3D modeling; ▪ Experienced knowledge of methods for toy products; ▪ Must be proficient in 2D & 3D; Preferred: ▪ Experience with injection molding, tooling, roto casting and paper goods is strongly preferred; ▪ Experience designing hard and soft goods preferred; ▪ Familiar with Mac OS software; ▪ Advanced skills in the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop;

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