It might be tough for me to sell you an inch-thick cross-section of Douglas Fir for $125. But if I encased it in acrylic and placed a live colony of termites in there, maybe you'd give it a second look. That's the hope of the folks behind the Termitat, a
In 2014, DIY computer company Kano released their first product, the Kano computer, after an impressive run on Kickstarter, raising $1.5 million to manufacture. The computer is, essentially, a series of basic parts needed to make a simple operating system with a guide simple and clever enough to teach kids
Dagnabbit! Once again architects have something cool for which there is no industrial design analog, inspiring jealousy. London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser founded Skyline Chess, a company that produces chess sets where the pieces are iconic London buildings. Now they've just Kickstarted an NYC edition: As a
Nerf has a toy design hit in their N-Strike Elite and Elite XD, the lines of "blasters" that fire foam-tipped projectiles. And they sell so well that you could argue Nerf doesn't need to advertise them. This doesn't appear to be a commercial or sponsored content, but Corridor Digital, the
This comes as a surprise because Sony's not known as a physical toymaker. They've just announced their forthcoming product known as Toio, a deceptively simple-looking pair of small white boxes that have wheels, sensors and a small motor inside. The boxes can both sense the other's presence and can be
The Step2 Company, the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics, is looking for a Senior Industrial Designer to work in the R&D Department at our Corporate Offices in Streetsboro, Ohio. The Senior Industrial Designer is
Designers are well aware that building artistic objects can be educational, and educational materials can be artistic. The recently debuted Trido magnetic blocks are an exercise in both. The blocks are designed around platonic solids, using a combination of three geometric shapes to form familiar patterns for construction with an
Does making snappy construction blocks lo-fi give them an advantage? The hecka successful Pixio Magnetic Blocks over on Kickstarter think an easier connection might make blocky creativity even better. The blocks' design hinges on cubes of ABS plastic, each face fitted with four neodymium magnets (N52), arranged to make
Are you a creative designer who has always wanted to make toys and games? Self motivated? Up to speed with Rhino, Solidworks, and the Adobe Suite? If so, Big Monster Toys has a place for you. We started making toys, games, and infant gear in the same
Principal Responsibility: Design ideas from basic concepts to fully worked out design solutions. Work independently, according to project briefing, creative vision and direction in close co-operation with Manager. Must have the ability to work with tight deadlines and demonstrate a high degree of flexibility. This
Job description KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer to join the team. The rapidly growing kids' music and entertainment brand is expanding across several key areas of business, including international, consumer products and live tours. Core Responsibilities:
Looking for talented, Junior level, highly organized, and extremely detailed oriented candidate. The Junior Industrial Design Administrator will support Director of Design/Engineering in overseeing all aspects of our unique products packaging; from Project management and organization of all R&D projects from conceptualization to commercialization; ranging from 2D Conceptualizations, 3D Toy
Job Description/Duties: Define and drive Sanrio’s overall Creative vision while maximizing Brand integrity. Establish Company’s Creative philosophy, objectives and strategy and create cohesion and synergy for the Company. Provide strong Creative direction and leadership. • Must have multifaceted creative leadership experience with Brand image,
The Original Smiley Company is looking for a Character & Background Concept Designer with the following responsibilities: Creation of characters & backgrounds for a kid-targeted TV and book concept; * Pre-school target based on an iconic 80s toy; * Bright, colourful, fun concepts. Deliverables: - 4 animals (based on existing artwork); - 2 characters (boy & girl –
People are still really excited/angry/scared/vengeful about the idea of a Labyrinth reboot. It's been 30 years since its debut and three years since the rumor/announcement of a possible follow up, but the fan emotions are still intense. Removing any element of cult obsession from the original picture (Bowie, magic, Henson
Those of you with kids, or with a foot in the toy design world, are probably familiar with Magformers. If you're not, scan through the vid below to see some examples of this modular educational building toy in action: The brilliance of the Magformers system is that the magnets always
Alex Brands is a family of brands featuring some of the best and most highly recognized names in the toy industry, including Slinky, ALEX Toys, POOF, Scientific Explorer, Ideal Toys, Backyard Safari, Brainy Bucks, Shrinky Dinks and Zoob. From classic, timeless toys and games to open-ended activities that emphasize children’s
Want to design cool product that will land on toy shelves all around the world??? This might be your chance. You have to have over 5 years experience managing complex projects end-to-end, and exposure to the manufacture of product in China. In addition, you need to have a quirky edge,
Concept Toys is an education based startup that creates customizable and programmable robotic kits for all ages and skill levels. The Department developed an identity system with multiple applications– both virtual and analog. A new custom logotype, marque, and color pallete helped to introduce the theme of "playing is learning" along with the tag line "build/code/play". Supergraphics were designed for the office, as well as a new responsive website, online store, product marketing materials, a
Skip Hop is seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic packaging designer to join our growing company. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Our packaging designer will be responsible for the development and design for all new packaging as well as updates on existing packaging
GAMAGO is adding a quick and clever freelance product developer to our creative staff. This is a freelance, project-based opportunity. What’s our deal? We’ve been designing and manufacturing awesome shit in San Francisco for the past 16 years. We’re a nimble, fast, consumer product
Fast-paced, entrepreneurial Pet Products Company is looking for a bright, self- motivated individual for a Product / Industrial Designer to assist in our Creative Department. Successful candidate will work closely with lead designers, providing support in varied graphic design projects and day-to-day product development needs. We’re looking for
Are you looking for a role where you can help define the future of play? Where you unite the digital and physical to create amazing play experiences for children? If you do, and love to combine systemic and creative thinking, we would like to hear from you.
We know plenty of designers with a soft spot for well-designed toys, which is why the latest feed from SophieHortonJones via the Core77 discussion boards struck a chord with us this week.
Product Designer Swimways Corporation, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Recently Swimways has joined with Spin Master to create an outdoor Global Business Unit which will be key to driving innovation and growth within the category. Our mission is making free time
Position Summary: The Product Designer designs and develops new products and product improvements by performing the following duties. This position is responsible for taking products from concept through production under aggressive timelines. Must possess some knowledge of molding, plastics, soft goods (not required but a plus)
Mattel, Inc. is seeking a self-motivated Sr. Designer with Industrial/Toy Design experience to join its dynamic Toy Box- Boys product design team. This role will focus on delivering an exciting and innovative product for our Minecraft action figure line. The Toy Box group is focused on creating new product opportunities
Stack 'em high and let 'em fly! Domino accessories designed by StudioMoya for Bulk Dominoes one of the biggest domino manufacturers in the world! The new switch-back, domino bridge, 4-way splitter, extension tracks and domino template complete the domino experience and are used by domino fans all over the world.
Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Senior Designer to join its Hot Wheels Track and Playsets product design team. The Hot Wheels Track and Playsets team focuses on delivering exciting innovative product for a wide range of vehicle segments. Cover Image Credit: Hot Wheels illustration by Syd Mead
The Laffy doll is a unique children's toy designed to use laughter to inspire and create laughter, specifically for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Pulse worked to develop Laff-A-Lot as a friendly and nonthreatening character while, in parallel, tailoring the electronics to accommodate a unique array of voices and sounds. Its compact size and form factor makes Laff-A-Lot ergonomic for small hands and easy to keep clean.
Blip Toys is a small fast growing manufacturer specializing in mass-market toys and sporting goods. We currently have an opening for a high energy Product Designer/ Product Manager willing to work in all aspects of the creative process. Working with our management and creative team, the candidate will help develop
Mattel, Inc. is seeking a creative Sr. Packaging Engineer to join its team of innovative packaging professionals within its Action Figures division. We are seeking a creative packaging individual who is involved in the package design process (not just production process) and proficient in Artios CAD and 3D modeling (i.e. Solidworks). We’re looking for a confident individual able to drive the packaging process with exceptional project management and creative skills.
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