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Senior Consumer Products Designer

Sago Mini & Toca Boca - leading publishers of children’s apps worldwide and sister studios - are looking for a Senior Product Designer to join its Consumer Products team in Toronto to help develop unique and creative toys and activities for children.

As a Senior Product Designer you will own and drive the development of projects from initial concept through to manufacturing and shipment to the customer. You’re seasoned in the product development process and can drive the project within tight deadlines while coming up with creative solutions to maintain quality and financial targets. You’re a self-starter, with strong design sense, and would love to help us deliver on our promise to delight kids with incredible play experiences.

What you will be doing:

  • Concepts: Brainstorming toy ideas, researching toy trends, interacting with kids and families
  • Product Development: Making prototypes and refining designs; from paper to 3D model to print.
  • Focus Group Testing: Running and documenting play testing sessions with kids and families for testing concepts and gaining insights.
  • Specs and manufacturing: Creating detailed specs, sourcing materials, creating clear comment documents for factories, understanding quality control requirements
  • Project Management: Multi-tasking and balancing a variety of projects, meeting deadlines while still keeping them in line with the project brief and communicating with team and vendors.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of industrial design or product design with 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 6+ years of experience developing physical products
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (specifically, you are a pro at Adobe Illustrator)
  • 3D Modeling (Solidworks, Rhino or equivalent)
  • 3+ years of experience in the children’s product industry an asset
  • Excellent at sketching and making physical prototypes.

Also important:

  • You’re passionate about kids, creativity and play.
  • You’re a solid project manager with the ability to multitask.
  • You love big ideas but also get giddy about the details.
  • You can think big and love understanding the broader picture.
  • You are a great collaborator & have strong communication skills.

You’ll love working here if:

  • you’re thoughtful, hilarious, creative, independent
  • you have a hands-on “get things done” mentality.
  • want to work in a positive and dynamic work environment where you’ll grow and create amazing play experiences for kids.

If this sounds like a job for you, then send us your c.v. and a cover letter telling about work that you're proud of and what excites you about working on Sago Mini & Toca Boca products.

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