Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Senior Designer to join the Hot Wheels Track and Playsets product design team. The Hot Wheels Track and Playsets team focuses on delivering exciting innovative product for a range of segments such as Hot Wheels Action, City Sets, Hot Wheels Track Builder and tech-based sets, as well as an understanding of systems of play and construction (ie. Lego, Thomas The Train). The group is also focused on creating new product opportunities for the boys Wheels division with a competitive edge; by understanding the market consumer (parents and boys), current and forward trends and technology that are then translated into successful product. This involves creating and communicating toy concepts in 2D and/or 3D to a cross-functional team and Leadership.
The ideal candidate will possess: proven product design experience, the ability to work on challenging and fun boys products, the ability to ideate new concepts as well as forward-design style capabilities.
Actively generate new opportunities to enhance the brand
Designs and develops complex projects, and performs complex design tasks
Builds consensus between members throughout the design process
Support Design management by addressing project specific strategic goals
Partner with Development Design, Engineering, Packaging and Cost Engineering to insure product integrity and marketing objectives
Daily communication with Asia partners
Successfully present and communicate their concepts to Design and Marketing management and other cross-functional teams.
Work autonomously through design assignments
Experience, Education & Skills
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED:
Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and 2D computer programs
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
Knowledge of 3D CAD (Alias, Rhino 3D is a plus)
Knowledge of material and manufacturing process
Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
Ability to project manage
Passion for current trends in general, toy trends, and both RC and tech toys category. Understanding of features in the consumer electronics industry their influence in the toy industry is a plus.
Portfolio demonstrating strong design excellence and superior problem solving
Understanding of Environmental Design is a plus
Understanding of vehicle design is a plus, but not required.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
Passionate about 'Play'
Professional Maturity, Team oriented
Ability to Assimilate Constructive Criticism