Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development’s core businesses include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, and Live Entertainment based on the company’s extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Universal Brand Development, Consumer Products Group is seeking a Toy Product Designer to help deliver the best product quality and play experience for our consumer. We are looking for an individual that has great illustration and product design skills, is proactive about creating and sharing new ideas, passionate about discovering new innovation and always seeking creative ways to solve challenges. Day to Day Design Duties:
- Work closely with Toy Licensees to oversee all stages of product design from concept inception to production completion by providing clear and concise design direction through character draw-overs and creative notes
- Seek new technologies and materials that will elevate Universal Brand Development consumer products
- Explore toy centric designs to support content development of Universal properties
- Work with content creators to ensure best execution of products and representation of brand, characters and storytelling
- Partner with Category, Retail and Franchise teams to ensure our Licensees have all the information and tools to deliver compelling products
- Create mood boards, concept sketches and assets for presentations
- Research consumer studies, global toy trends, competitive landscape and relevant events to help partners develop innovative products for the consumer and the play space
Basic Qualifications:Bachelors or Associates Degree, preferably in toy design, industrial design, product design or graphic design
Minimum of 3 years product design and development experience required
Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, most importantly Illustrator and Photoshop
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Exceptional communication and presentation skills with the ability to provide thoughtful, clear creative art direction to partners and vendors.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, deadline driven environment that revolves around multiple product development calendars
Are you a fan of The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic World, or Back to the Future? Have you ever dreamed about working on innovative games based on your favorite movies and TV shows? If so, The Universal Games and Digital Platforms group is looking for you! Join a diverse group of creative talent, crafting groundbreaking interactive experiences inspired by some of the world’s most valuable brands. Operating with a start-up mindset, the business unit is nimble, and explores new and emerging platforms, such as AR and VR, to stay at the forefront of Apply’re currently looking for even more movers and shakers, because this group is GROWING. Could you be the next member of the team that really is all ‘fun and games’?
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