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Product Designer for Consumer Products

About Toca Boca
At Toca Boca, we believe in the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world. We design our products from the kids’ perspective to empower kids to be playful, to be creative and to be who they want to be. Our products include award-winning apps that have been downloaded more than 150 million times in 215 countries and offer fun, safe, open-ended play experiences.

Since the start in Stockholm in 2010 our portfolio has grown to include 34 digital toys and a brand new video streaming service for kids. And soon we’ll be rolling out our first physical products.

As of 2016, Toca Boca is part of Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Toca Boca has 99 employees that are based in Stockholm, New York, Toronto and San Francisco.

In order to be able to create more world class products for kids we're looking to expand our team in Stockholm with an Product Designer. You will be part of our Collections Team, which is the team responsible for building the Toca Boca brand in the consumer products area. We’re looking for a passionate Product Designer to design and create concepts for licensed Toca Boca products in a vast variety of product categories such as apparel, accessories, home decor and stationery for kids age 6-9.

Since we believe in the power of play, we want you to be able to turn everyday objects in kids’ lives into playthings. At Toca Boca you will have loads of fun being part of shaping a new product area for the brand, creating products that matches the high quality of the best digital toys in the world and puts smiles on kids’ faces.

We're looking for a Product Designer that:

  • Is great at visualizing ideas and explaining the creative process
  • Have taken playful concepts to finished products
  • Shares our passion for building an iconic brand for kids and families
  • Loves toys and games and want to incorporate play into the products we create
  • Recognizes high quality in design
  • Cares about the functionality of a product
  • Is interested in the way people choose and use products
  • Understands the value of meeting and discussing concepts with kids
  • Have experience and understanding of different materials and production methods
  • Have an understand how different production methods and materials affects the production costs
  • Pays attention to detail, is curious and takes pride in your work
  • Can run the Adobe Creative Suite wearing blindfolds, upside down
  • Enjoys working together with others collaboratively
  • Is used to keeping deadlines and work within budgets
  • Is fluent in written and spoken English

What you’ll be doing

  • Create sketches of product concepts that are designed to support and inspire play
  • Work in collaboration with the Toca Boca’s team and our licensing partners creative teams to develop playful & high quality consumer products
  • Deliver greatness on a tight schedule
  • Be aware of trends & how those can inspire the teams design vision
  • Have loads of fun

What to expect

  • Toca Boca expects you to be self-motivated and to continuously want to improve both process and quality
  • You'll be working with a team of designers and creatives that come to the office excited to learn new things everyday
  • We work in close collaboration with our licensees’ creative teams, which means that we are responsible to guide and direct these partners to create the products that we want

How to apply:
Please provide us with a portfolio of your previous work. Your resume/cv is always helpful, but tell us to something more interesting as well. Hence it would be useful for us if you would like to tell us about work you've done that you're proud of, how you like to work, your hobbies, and what excites you about working at Toca Boca.

Timings:
The job is full time, and based in Stockholm.  We are interviewing ongoing and wish to fill the position as soon as possible. We apply 6 months probationary employment.

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