26 Jul 2017

Full-Time Industrial Designer (Rhino/SolidWorks)

Radio Flyer – Posted by jobsChicago, Illinois, United States


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To be the World’s Most Loved Children’s Brand, we need the best people to join our team! Radio Flyer holds a special place in people’s hearts. This is true because Radio Flyer transports people to a happy time, to the best parts of childhood, a time when anything was possible. For 100 years, our company has produced innovative toys that inspire active play, bring smiles and create warm memories that last a lifetime. Beyond our classic Little Red Wagon, Radio Flyer invents and designs some of the most recognizable tricycles, ride-ons, scooters and battery operated vehicles in the industry.681721_Alt01

Radio Flyer has consistently been recognized as a top workplace and received numerous awards such as, Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Entrepreneur and CultureIQ’s Top Company Culture, Wall Street Journal’s Top Small Workplaces, the Daily Herald’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Crain’s Best Places to Work. Radio Flyer is a recognized leader in the toy industry, headquartered in Chicago and lead by Robert Pasin, grandson of the company founder.

We are committed to a culture that embraces feedback, collaboration and innovation to achieve great results and drive business growth. At Radio Flyer we live by the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer!”


Radio Flyer is seeking an outstanding Industrial Designer with 2+ years of experience in consumer product design. This person will play a key role within the design team of a fast-paced Product Development studio located on Chicago’s northwest side. This designer should have a proven track record of working with innovative concepts and developing them into successful new products. 2D visualization skills, a refined sense of form and rapid idea/concept generation skills are necessary. This individual should be proficient at 3D CAD form development in SolidWorks, Rhino 3D, or both. The best candidates will have a strong understanding of manufacturing materials, processes, safety requirements, & product costing. A positive attitude, sense of humor, and openness to give and receive constructive feedback are a must.images

Very Important – all resumes must be accompanied by sample portfolios in PDF format or include links to online portfolios in order to be considered for this position

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Participating in research for New Product Development & Advanced Concepts projects that lead to product innovation.
  • Concept generation of new Radio Flyer products across all categories
  • Developing & defining the final 3D form for multiple projects on each new product line
  • Concept generation of new Radio Flyer products across all categories
  • Digital sketching / rendering skill to quickly communicate new ideas
  • Assist in prototype development with our Model Shop Team
  • Work to design products that meet target costs

Required Skills

  • BA/BS or BFA in Industrial Design
  • Minimum 2 years designing consumer products
  • Experience in translating user needs and research insights into great product concepts
  • Advanced sketching and rendering skills
  • Passion for developing children’s products
  • 3D Solid modeling experience (SolidWorks and/or Rhino preferred)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills

Above all, the individual must be committed to our values of * FUNomenal Customer Experiences * Live with Integrity * Yes I Can * Excellence in Everything * Responsible for Success!

S/he will know how to balance multiple priorities, creatively solve problems and work toward big picture objectives without losing sight of important details. Organization, planning, execution and follow-up skills are essential.

Radio Flyer is looking for people who live our values and who support our vision and mission!

Radio Flyer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Job Categories: Industrial Design and Product Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3d, 3D modeling, Adobe, Chicago, Consumer Products, design, Designer, Illustrator, industrial, Industrial Design, Photoshop, Product Design, Radio Flyer, Rhino, SolidWorks, and Wagon. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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