10 Oct 2016

Full-Time Product Designer

Marbles: the Brain Store – Posted by jobsChicago, Illinois, United States

product designer

Job Description

The Product Designer will  oversee the design of products from inception to completion – reviewing project plans, designs, and deliverables – within Marbles the Brain Store’s private-label product called Marbles: Brain Workshop. This role is best suited for a problem-solving, both-sides-of-the-brain thinker who is a stickler for fine details, yet can throw down some serious creative juices at the drop of a hat (and must have a love of games or at least love of fun).

Responsibilities:

  • Help drive design of Marbles Original product (aesthetic, function, materials, etc)
  • Understand gameplay to make size/shape/material recommendations
  • Collaborate with internal and external cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with vendor partners while overseeing production and troubleshoot as needed
  • Research and understand market and consumer trends and opportunities, and present to Management and Production teams
  • Remain up-to-date on Marbles, CPSC, and EU Toy Safety standards to develop plans
  • Create prototypes (by hand or printer), tests, and make recommendations to product designs and production process
  • Brainstorm potential packaging
  • Review and approve die lines and product samples upholding Marbles’ brand standards
  • Create, monitor, and update BOM for production throughout process
  • Review and comment on white dummy sample
  • Review and advise comments on all EPs on Basecamp
  • Approve FEP

 Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in product design roles. Toy and Game development experience preferred but not required. Have an understanding of the manufacturing process and materials.

Skills: Must be able to work within AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Create and review production-ready technical files, Pack-Out guides, and bill of materials. Basecamp (or comparable workflow management system) experience preferred, but not required; ability to work within a team and in an open office environment; effective interpersonal skills both written and verbal; and the proven ability to work on multiple projects with competing demands to meet deadlines.

Location: The ability to work out of our Chicago-based home office is a requirement.

Please provide a link to view your portfolio.

About Marbles: Brain Workshop:

Marbles: Brain Workshop creates some of the best and brightest products in the world with the mission of helping to build better brains. Originally launched as a product development division of Omni-channel retailer Marbles: The Brain Store, the Brain Workshop now creates products for stores around the world.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Auto CAD, Product Design, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Auto CAD, CAD, Product Designer, Product Development, and SolidWorks. Salary: Negotiable. Job expires in Endless.

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