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Girls Collectibles Designer

Job title: Girls Collectibles Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Los Angeles
Industry: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 411601
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a children's toy company is looking for a Girls Collectibles Designer to join their team!

*This is a 1 year contract role*

Must have experience

  • building expansive toy brands from the ground up especially in the Girls Small Doll & Collectible toy category.
  • This person has their finger on the pulse of fashion, makeup & beauty, influencers & youth trends and can identify what is hot & trendy now and what may be the next trend coming soon.
  • This person can invent the hook or new toy trick that can help stand out from the crowd in the ever-crowded competitive Small Doll & Collectibles market.
  • Ability to visualize a product vision & create conceptual thinking in terms of where-do-we-go-from-here as a roadmap into future product seasons.
  • This person must be an excellent storyteller and present their new ideas and concepts aligning to the different brands & strategies.
  • This person must always be on the lookout for inspiration and great new ideas from anywhere.
  • The ability to openly receive feedback and convert it into outstanding, trendy & innovative solutions along the journey is a must.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participate in new product brainstorming
  • Sharing current market and consumer trends with team to inform product decisions
  • Has excellent problem solving skills while in motion
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude
  • Adheres to schedules so product can be on shelf on time
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Works with autonomy but also knows when to update leaders to keep team on critical timelines
  • Takes feedback with open arms, digests feedback and proposes solutions
  • Assist Marketing team to deliver amazing & impactful presentations, sales pitches, trade show materials, and showroom designs
  • Participate in and product strategy development, including creating innovative slots and rationale for existing brand
  • Concept Development for existing brands and new areas of expansion.
  • Development of 2-D renderings and oversight of 3-D model making for product concepts
  • Possibility for travel to other global offices if needed

Required Skill Set:

  • Strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator essential
  • Strong visualization skills in the form of concept sketches, color renderings, play pattern and light storyboarding
  • Collaborative, strategic, “think outside the box” approach to projects is a must! 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5+ years experience designing products
  • Degree in Industrial Design or equivalent required
  • Mechanical experience and experience working with plastics and electronics is a plus.
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