Industrial/Toy Designer at

The Opportunity

This role is based in Dallas, TX and offers a 3 days in office/2 days remote hybrid set up.
KidKraft new hires must be fully vaccinated and provide proof prior to start date.

Wanna Play?
When you work at KidKraft, you're going to feel like a kid again at some point. After all, we are a toy company! We take our jobs seriously, but we aim to incorporate a little fun into our everyday. Brain breaks can consist of some you time in our free on-site gym to themed happy hours or field trips. We nosh on delicious ice cream and gourmet coffee offered in office, and we love to celebrate birthdays in a big way. Yep, we're pretty spoiled! We have good hearts too - Volunteering for organizations that focus on helping and encouraging children is a common thread that ties us back to what's important—making each kid's life a little more magical.

Position Summary:
The Industrial/Toy Designer has 2+ years of experience working with a creative team. They are a highly conceptualized thinker who is flexible in thought and design practice, with an ability to adapt to changing creative priorities. They thrive on new challenges and love working in a collaborative fast-paced team environment. They play an integral part in brainstorming ideas, creating drawings for concepts, fabricating prototypes, and preparing structural deliverables for product development.

•    Produce innovative designs with an eye on market trends
•    Collaborate with team and provide creative input in group brainstorming sessions and design reviews
•    Ability to quickly conceptualize ideas, exceptional sketching and visualizing skills
•    Expertly create and modify 3D model drawings in SolidWorks software
•    Interact effectively with the design team, sales, engineering, and others in the development of new     products
•    Research market for trending attributes including colors, materials, finishes, and textures
•    Knowledge of human factors and ergonomics with an understanding of consumer’s needs and user behavior
•    Fabricate product prototypes for concept approval
•    Support and manage all phases of design to ensure projects run smoothly and target dates are met
•    Other duties as needed

•    Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, and 2+ years of work experience
•    SolidWorks experience is required – Assemblies and Drawings
•    Must be self-motivated, with strong problem-solving skills, a keen design sensibility, and a high attention to detail
•    Must be highly organized: Ability to deliver top quality work in a fast-paced, open team environment, while working on multiple projects in varying levels of development
•    Ability to collaborate in a team environment
•    Knowledge of manufacturing processes, and basic engineering principles
•    Ability to be flexible and quickly adapt to changing priorities under tight deadlines which may require some late nights
•    Must have prototype shop experience (3D printer, table saw, band saw, drill press, belt sander)
•    Able to cleanly and precisely do product mock-ups (good hand skills w/an x-acto knife)
•    Ability to interact with employees at all levels, including comfort with communicating with executives around designs during line reviews


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