JOBS AT KANGARU

If you are interested in a career at Kangaru Brands, please contact info@kangarubrands.com.

OPEN POSITIONS

TOY DESIGNER

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Creative Director the Product Designer will work with other members of the design team, to design and develop new product concepts, turnarounds, specs, models, comps, mock ups and 3D renderings for Kangaru Branded Soft line and Hardline Toys, Activity Kits & Stationery including; product, Illustration and / or packaging as well as develop ideas and concepts for new products, programs, planograms and displays.

This position requires a strong desire to design product and packaging in consumer product goods or other children’s items such as; stationery, toys, activities, arts & crafts, etc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

  • Design and illustrate new You and Stationery product concept renderings and product packaging using Adobe Creative Suite and 3D software such as: CAD, Rhino, Solidworks, 3DS MAX, ZBRUSH, Maya, Blender, Sketchup, etc.

  • Hand Drawing and Sketching skills required.

  • Model making skills required

  • Provide Turnaround renderings with color, material and size specs

  • Work from concept to finished rendering files ready for tooling and prototyping.

  • Continue to update computer skills and experiment with new software updates and programs.

  • Responsible for maintaining and organizing computer files

  • Develop and implement new product ideas.

  • Assist with mock-ups when necessary.

  • Keep product die-line file up to date with revised sizes and new additions.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

  • Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in either; Toy Design, Illustration or Industrial Design from a major Art School or University.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability preferred or required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent skills in Adobe Creative Suite and 3D software are required.

  • Experience working in Mac Based Environment

  • Traditional sketching Skills are required.

  • Vector Illustration Skills are preferred but not required.

  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to present ideas, and/or facts and recommendations effectively.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good communication and ability to work with others in the company is necessary.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations including sizes and color percentages.

  • Excellent follow-up and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.  

  • Ability to work independently.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an art school or university.

  • Industrial Design, Toy Design or Illustration Majors welcome to apply

  • 1- 3 years related experience

  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.