Illustrate and hand sketch new product concepts; present to management and customers as needed.
Create colored renderings of new product costs; present to management and customers as needed.
Prepare concept sheets to send to oversees vendors for costing and to explain the product features.
Work on graphic design as associated to packaging, layouts and presentations.
Prepare packaging files for print; send art to vendors and customers as needed; daily tasks will include taking photos, cropping photos, adding global legal text requirements, re-layering files, correcting typos/errors, finding translations, etc.
Evaluate incoming samples and 3D images; prepare product call-out sheets, draw-overs and mechanical drawings.
Help create marketing brochures and sales presentations.
Support in the product development process as necessary; focusing on schedule, safety, manufacturability, and costing.
Participate in new product concepting and brainstorming – preparing ideas, designs and options for new projects.
Coordinate and prepare packaging mock-ups and hand models.
Support with product photography as needed for packaging.
Help with sound editing and sound file splicing as needed.
Prepare and organize incoming and outgoing samples.
Identify new opportunities, markets and product trends to pursue.
Support marketing team and sales strategies as needed.
Skills And Requirements
BA/BS in product design, toy design, industrial design, graphic design or equivalent
Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe Creative Suite). Requirement to have more than entry level Photoshop experience
Strong illustration and sketching skill set
Proven abilities with ideation, concept rendering and brainstorming
Relevant experience in toy or consumer products highly preferred
Knowledge of 3D design programs a plus, however, not required
Knowledge of materials and manufacturing process a plus, however, not required
Proven ability to work in an innovative, and entrepreneurial environment; must be a self-starter who can accomplish tasks and projects independently
Flexible with changing projects and priorities; ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
Highly motivated; able to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment
Strong attention to detail Excellent organizational skills; goal and deadline oriented
Ability to complete all tasks by the agreed-to deadlines without issue