What does this position do?
The Squishable Product Designer is responsible for creating plush, toy, and lifestyle product ideas for an active art department at Squishable, a leading designer of plush toys and accessories. Working with a small team of other designers and illustrators, this person assists with day-to-day product research, brainstorming, ideation, and implementation, including producing original artwork and specs, and critiquing and updating prototypes as they are executed at the factory. They are in charge of choosing fan-created designs for our crowdsourcing platform, Project Open Squish, and both readying designs for our voting website, as well as preparing winning fan art work for prototype. They interact with fan artists to answer questions, and critique and support their work before, during, and after the voting process. They help out with professional and internal photoshoots, and they assist with other art and design-related duties as they arise.
Is this role right for me?
To do this role, you will need to:
Tell me about the qualifications!
You have a completed college degree, a professional attitude, and you like cute things. Your portfolio shows a proficiency with product design in a variety of styles, but particularly adorable ones. You are deeply organized, self-motivated, and highly detail-oriented. You have opinions and ideas about new ways things can be done, and you're not shy about voicing them.
What are the must-have skills?
This is a full-time position based in our New York, NY office. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
How do I apply?
Please apply via Indeed. No application will be considered without:
Squishable is a leading manufacturer of plush toys and related accessories. Since its founding in 2007 the company has since grown to become a fixture of the specialty toy industry. Squishable's namesake plush toy line is carried in thousands of toy stores across the U.S. and Canada and around the world.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year