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Staff Designer – Boys Toys

Basic Fun!

This is a Full-time position in boca raton, fl posted August 6, 2022.

Basic Fun! is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of some of the world’s best known and loved toys including Tonka, Care Bears, Lite Brite, Lincoln Logs, K’nex, Playhut and Cutetitos. Our products are sold by leading retailers and distributors throughout the US and over 60 countries around the world. Basic Fun! has an omni-channel go-to-market strategy with a strong presence on-line, in store and in family entertainment venues. Our iconic brands and broad product portfolio span generations and help create unforgettable memories.

*We have 2 positions available!*

Position Overview:

In collaboration with the VP and Design Supervisor, the Staff Designer – Boys Toys is expected to be a key business contributor for the company by defining product specifications, creating digital or print drawings, and designing fully functional products. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of managing design projects from concept to completion; meeting creative timelines; hitting key client expectations and demonstrate creative problem solving around consumers’ needs.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create drawings, sketches, renderings, and prototypes to convey new concepts and ideas to engineering, marketing, packaging and management.
  • Create 3D mock-ups and kit-bashed models to communicate scale and function when necessary.
  • Prepare control drawings, parts lists and descriptions for the construction of prototypes and tooling models. CAD and Office proficient.
  • Work on concept development with an understanding of cost and the mechanical engineering aspects of product development.
  • Apply industrial design excellence in the application of color and creation of fit, form and function.
  • Manage daily communications with Hong Kong engineering team.
  • Participate in formal and informal reviews and brainstorming sessions to generate new product ideas.
  • Work as a team player with cross functional awareness and respect.
  • Work with outside vendors to supplement internal development resources.
  • Facilitate Sales and Trade Show presentation samples.

Skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from accredited industrial design, toy design or related degree.
  • 3+ years’ experience in professional industrial design in the toy industry.
  • Someone who’s willing to do all parts of the product development process as well as manage the daily communications with our Hong Kong engineering team
  • Ability to take a project from concept designs through to full production specification.
  • Have a curious and creative attitude and demonstrate creative problem solving around consumers’ needs.
  • Have a passion for toys and toy trends, while staying up to date with popular culture, social media and new media platforms to influence designs and creative expressions in the workplace.
  • Possess sketching skills with a high ability to conceive and clearly communicate 3D objects in 2D space.
  • Possess great sense of aesthetics with the ability to identify the essence of a style and apply it to form across a variety of different style brands.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, capable of articulating intelligent design solutions, project details, creative problem solving with a passion to succeed.
  • Ability to be highly functioning with minimal direction while enjoying the ability to learn all aspects of the business.
  • Must be skillful in presenting and communicating designs and problem-solving abilities to a multi-discipline development team and company executives.
  • Be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop programs.
  • Have knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Solid Works, Key Shot, and 3D software experience are a plus.

All applicants must submit portfolio and/or examples of work to be considered.


  • We Love Delivering WOW!
  • Act with Integrity and Do the Right Thing.
  • Inspire Passion for Creativity and Innovation.
  • Be Disciplined to Create Lasting Impact.
  • Play, Have Fun and Laugh Together.
  • Embrace Humility.
  • Pursue Growth and Learning.
  • Hustle and Act with a Sense of Urgency.
  • Commit to Excellence.
  • Gratitude Keeps Us Grounded.


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