The Industrial Designer position focuses on a concept development, research and design execution within juvenile product market.  A staff level industrial designer brings a strong level of understanding with regard conceptualizing through sketching, prototype building and 3D modeling. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design research and knowledge of industry trends
  • Innovative thinking and ideation along with the ability to communicate these ideas through sketching, 3D modeling and in writing
  • Working collaboratively with the mechanical engineering team communicate design thinking and application
  • Daily communications with overseas factories
  • Some overseas travel to work with our suppliers and factories
  • Some domestic travel for conferences and trade shows
  • 10% of time annually may be devoted to travel
  • Prototyping and bread-boarding ideas as they pertain to the development process
  • Communication with outside design and engineering resources
  • Working with project management to ensure on time deliverables
  • General understanding and application of soft goods, patterns and materials
  • Working directly with the senior staff to assist on whatever is necessary to ensure well executed designs and timely delivery

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (other comparable software also acceptable)
  • Excellent sketching skills and 3D modeling experience using Solidworks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft word
  • General understanding of the product manufacturability
  • Self-motivated to complete all task required of the job and high attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Passion showing an appreciation for strong aesthetics


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in industrial design
  • 2-5 years’ experience in industrial design and product development
  • Juvenile product development experience a plus

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