Product Design Intern - Licensed Toys
Be part of an innovative team and culture…
Seeking an intern to work with the Princess, Frozen, and Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) toy design team to assist on specific licensed toy projects. The intern would help identify toy and fashion trends, brainstorm new concepts, develop inspiration boards, and sketch toy ideas. They will work with the design team to give guidance on product design to Disney licensees. The individual will work on 3 specific projects over the course of the internship as well as being exposed to the daily responsibilities of the Disney consumer products design team. They will learn about the product development process from concept through production working with internal staff and licensees. The intern will be responsible for working with the Design Manager and design teams to extend existing business and generate concepts for new business.
The intern will report to the Manger, Product Design, Hardlines Disney Princess, Frozen, and WDAS Toys
A day in the life…
Working with the product design Manager and design team on licensed Disney Consumer Products toy lines.
Participating in product approvals including creative reviews, feedback sessions, and key meetings with licensees.
Making artistic contributions to new initiatives by sketching concepts, creating trend boards, and sharing ideas.
Monitoring competitors, product innovation and market dynamics
Researching Initial seasonal trends by category
Coordinating product submissions for creative reviews and approvals with design team
Organizing and maintaining product and market samples
Recommending product ideas to build and strengthen businesses.
Presenting concepts and project deliverables to management and internal teams.
Limited domestic travel for onsite product approval with licensees.
What we are looking for…
Studying for a degree in toy design or related creative field (e.g. industrial design, fashion design)
Solid knowledge toy categories, particularly dolls, playsets, roleplay.
Exhibits ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
High level understanding of manufacturing (raw materials, plastic molding, textiles, deco applications, label art)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application)
Strong computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator). 3D software skills are a plus.
Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
Currently a Junior, Senior student pursuing a degree in toy design, industrial design, fashion design, illustration or a related design field OR have graduated within 6 months
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
Must possess unrestricted work authorization.
Must be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines.
Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
Must have reliable transportation to/from work.
Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 through June 2024.
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