The Senior Industrial Designer position focuses on a holistic design approach starting with ideation and working up through manufacturing within the juvenile product market.  A senior designer brings a high level of understanding with regards to a cohesive design across an entire product line while keeping these designs consistent with our brand. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design research and detailed knowledge of industry trends
  • Innovative thinking and ideation along with the ability to communicate these ideas through sketching, 3D modeling and in writing
  • Running brainstorming sessions and design reviews in addition to attending weekly product recap meetings
  • Working collaboratively with the mechanical engineering team to ensure product manufacturability and integrity
  • Mentoring the junior design staff and assisting them understanding our process and brand
  • Daily communications with overseas factories
  • 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
  • Working with the engineering team to complete product specs and BOM’s
  • Prototyping and bread-boarding ideas as they pertain to the development process
  • Working independently with outside engineering and design resources
  • Scheduling projects with project management in order to hit deadlines and ensure information is communicated in a timely fashion both internally and externally
  • General understanding and application of soft goods, patterns and materials

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
  • Excellent understanding of the manufacturing process, specifically tailored to understand part moldability and material selection
  • 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
  • 5-7 years’ experience in industrial design and product development
  • Juvenile product development experience is a plus

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