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Product designers plan and help to create products, ensuring that they’re functional, durable, attractive, and appealing. Product designers play a key role in the experience a customer has with a product, and they help to ensure the product’s overall quality and functionality.

The job overview

We are seeking a product designer to support our toy manufacturing company. In this role, you will collaborate with product managers, engineers, and researchers to design and create functional, high-quality toys that meet our audience's demand and expand our customer base. Our ideal candidate has a passion for commercial product design, an understanding of our target audience, and the ability to create exceptional products. Your responsibilities will include developing designs to meet the project manager’s specifications, evaluating areas for improvement, and revising designs based on feedback from our product teams. 

Responsibilities

In this role, a product designer will assume several essential responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with product managers to define product requirements and ensure designs align with business goals
  • Conduct detailed user research to develop a thorough understanding of our audience
  • Create product wireframes and mockups using tools like Sketch, Photoshop, and Invision
  • Identify and implement the best design processes for new products
  • Collaborate with engineers and other design team members to identify project goals, create and implement designs, and draft product packaging

Job qualifications and skill sets

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • At least five years of work experience as a product designer in a manufacturing setting
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating excellent design skills and sample prototypes
  • Proficiency with design tools, including InDesign Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and more
  • A strong eye for visual design
  • Understanding of corporate identity, product packaging, user experience, and manufacturing principles
  • Creative problem-solving and brainstorming skills, and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team

We prefer a bachelor’s degree or higher in UX Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, or a related field. 

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