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.
As evidenced by their success, Legos are a lot of fun to play with. But New-Zealand-based inventor Mark Stolten reckons he can make them more fun. Stolten developed Flexo, a series of tendon-like attachments that can be used to render Lego constructions flexible: I'm curious to see what Lego's
If you watch our Job Boards, you know that Lego was looking for a Senior Design Director this summer. As it turns out, that one job was just a drop in the bucket: The company has been on a hiring spree this year, picking up over 3,500 new employees in
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is looking for a product designer with a creative mind, an artful eye and a passion for plush. The successful designer will have design ownership of their product category(s) that includes concepting & designing bears/other plush characters and their coordinating play accessories. If you meet the qualifications
Here's a fascinating interview with The Sucklord, the NYC-based artist that cranks out modified and unlicensed action figures from his downtown studio. Whether it's Gay Empire Homotroopers, and AT-AT that looks like it's been through the South Bronx in the late '70s or a Sleestak in a business suit, the
Getting hired at Worlds of Wonder at age 27 as my first 'real' job was a dream come true. A toy company, really? As a child I devoured toys, collecting everything — soldiers, Matchbox cars, model airplanes, board games. I was truly giddy. After experiencing what it took to
K’NEX is looking for a Design Associate to join the Product Development team. The Design Associate imagines and creates product candidates for various assigned product lines. For some this is a dream job. So let’s get this straight; playing with toys all day isn’t just fun and games. It requires some serious tinkering and problem solving, especially to make the toys fun, safe, and (shhhh!) educational.
Lead design leaders, using your proven leadership skills and strategic design acumen, to translate the world’s most beloved stories and provide world-class construction toys to inspire the builders of tomorrow. Leading our licensed design agenda In this senior director role, you lead the design agenda for a range
Pulse Performance was looking to branch out from their stand-up scooter line, and wanted us to develop the perfect first off-road dirt bike for a young child. We meticulously crafted every outer component to ensure safety and visual charm, but we also had the challenge of developing a style that would be attractive to both girls and boys.included.
When Pixar's Wall-E came out in 2008, we were introduced to a robot very different than any other previously depicted in pop culture. Not the titular Wall-E, who was similar enough to Short Circuit's Number 5 to be familiar; no, we're talking about Eve, the gleaming, smooth-surface 'bot whose design
Before I dive much further into product licensing strategy, I want to describe some of the broad conclusions I've reached about protecting your creations and the value of intellectual property. To do that, I need to explain a little bit more about my background first, because the conclusions I've reached
First released in 2005, the Nerf N-Strike Maverick REV-6 has become a toy design classic. The six-round revolver fires foam darts, but former NASA engineer and current science YouTuber Mark Rober decided that wasn't enough foampower for him. Thus he created, with a little help, this rather scaled-up version that
There is still much about autism we do not understand, however, as it becomes increasingly prevalent, measures to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for those diagnosed become more and more important. Mental and social disorders, while often not as outwardly apparent as physical handicaps, can be equally debilitating,
Design grants us the power to change the world - and, for many designers, their world is their children. Every parent wants their child to be safe, happy, and healthy, and this year saw a notable effort from designers to try to ensure just that. Many honored projects were centrally
Sure, your kids want Captain America and Iron Man action figures for their birthdays. But you don't want to rot their minds with all of that Marvel Universe nonsense; wouldn't it be more fun and educational for them to play in the exciting Renaissance universe? A responsible parent would buy
While Lego fans around the world can arrange a tour to see their production facility in Denmark, recording is prohibited inside the factory. However, Lego made a rare exception for their recent Media Day, and Pawel "Sariel" Kmiec (author of The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide and the man behind
While the company Lux Blox never mentions Lego by name, their tagline of "A new century deserves a new block" makes it clear whom they're taking aim at. Invented by artist Michael Acerra and wife Heather, Lux Blox have a more organic aesthetic; the shapes seem reminiscent of something a
Created by a research team at the Harvard's Wyss Institute, Root is an educational robot specifically designed to provide an interactive way for children to learn to code. The system is as intuitive and approachable as any tablet app, providing a framework easy for teachers to understand and comfortable for young students to use. Root operates on whiteboards by driving on the vertical surface magnetically and — using dry-erase markers — draws, erases, and responds to lines drawn on the board. Th
Technology Will Save Us, the London-based tech-for-kids company, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new wearable device (a slight departure from the DIY kits they are known for). Inspired by the potentials of learning by doing (and playing!) the Mover Kit offers an intuitive way for kids to learn
Ever since my subscription to Kite Monthly lapsed, I didn't realize octopus kites were a thing. Turns out there are YouTube videos of octopus kites going back years and years, but it's one that was shot just this week that's gone viral on social media: That massive beast was launched
Seeking talented, self motivated designers to design and develop packaging for licensed products. Must have 2+ years of Packaging Design experience, a clear understanding of consumer packaging design and print expectations (bleeds, die lines, retouching, formats, resolution, mock ups, etc.) and a solid understanding of design, layout and type usage.
Ideal candidates have a bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing) and can perform plastic, component, and assembly specification analysis to ensure function & quality targets. Must have an understanding of injection molding and part design CAD (Solidworks) and the ability to build hand mock-ups and test concepts quickly.
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