Sculptor Designer (Local Candidates Only)

Jazwares
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

This sculptor must be driven and self-motivated with prior toy or consumer product experience; and include experience in the boy’s toys categories including action figures and collectibles. Great collaborative skills are key, as you will be working closely with our core development design team, licensing teams, and partners. You will be tasked to deliver on innovative and exciting toy product that is fun to play with! This includes the preparation of 3D models and prototypes for internal management review, development turnover, and licensor approvals. You will be challenged to be a respectful champion as you evolve concepts to finished product.

Responsibilities:

  • Self-motivated to work on/manage projects and also participates in team efforts on shared tasks
  •  Oversee projects through the entire design process…while being innovative, be respectful to balance cost, quality and schedule
  • Work collaboratively with your marketing, engineering, packaging, licensor and other internal team partners to create product that is the best fit for the brand
  • Be adaptable to shifting priorities and be vigilant to keep your projects moving forward to hit deadlines
  • Be instrumental in generating new toy concepts to enhance the brand
  • Successfully present concepts to management, internal partners and licensors
  •  Prepare 3D materials that make effective concept presentations
  • Provide direction and feedback during the development process that is attentive to the Licensors needs and wishes to make sure their brand is always well represented and held to the highest standard
  • Successfully evolve a concept through initial ideation, refinement, prototype execution and turn over packages to development teams
  • Support the overall strategic goals of product as it lives as an item within a segment within a brand

Skills & Requirements

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Strong, visual verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in 3D Modeling (Zbrush/Rhino/Fusion 360/or FreeForm)
  • Knowledge of materials and multiple manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of working with Asia factories
  • Knowledge of working with licensed brands
  • Understanding manufacturing processes and limitations
  • Must understand production sculpting practices – parting lines, part separation, and molding concerns
  • Ability to wear multiple hats for design
  • Demonstrate a strong design sense and problem-solving skills
  • Consistently chooses to be a student of the toy industry and keeps engaged with current trends
  • Proactively observes and gains understanding of the competitive marketplace
  • BS/BA degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, 3D modelling
  • 5 to 8 Years of Professional Experience

JAZWARES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, age, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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About the Company

At Jazwares, we believe an innovative idea can come from anywhere, and anyone. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we have fun doing it! Jazwares is a global leader in consumer products including toys, plush, action figures, collectibles and musical instruments. Jazwares’ portfolio includes a variety of dynamic, wholly-owned and licensed brands like preschool powerhouses Blippi, Cabbage Patch Kids®, CoComelon and Peppa Pig, unstoppable action and gaming brands like Fortnite, Halo®, Micro Machines, Nerf, Pokémon and Roblox, leading lifestyle and entertainment brands like All Elite Wrestling™ (AEW), BLACKPINK, Blinger®, UFC, musical property First Act™, and beloved plush Hug-A-Pet and Squishmallows®, just to name a few. With over 20 years of design, development and manufacturing expertise, Jazwares is an award-winning company with a progressive focus on identifying new trends and transforming them into high-quality products for consumers of all ages. Jazwares, which is headquartered in Sunrise, FL, has offices around the world and sells in over 100 countries. Since its inception in 1997, Jazwares continues to grow through the development of new products and the strategic acquisitions of companies like First Act™, Russ Berrie™, Zag Toys™, Wicked Cool Toys™ and Kellytoy®.