Chief Product Designer
at The Chillafish Company in Antwerpen

The Chillafish Company The CHILLAFISH Company is a young Belgian company specialized in designing, producing and commercializing innovative and active toys. With a focus on wheeled toys, like balance bikes, tricycles and go-carts, our core driver is to stimulate kids towards active and healthy outdoor playing by creating well-designed and fun toys.   With a well thought-out design and a refreshing style at a sharp price, our developments become real Chillafish products, loved by consumers around the world.

  • Since 2011
  • Number of employees 6
  • Industry Industrieel
    Ontwerp
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And now… we are looking for great designers that are eager to develop our next play innovations.

Function

As a lead product designer at Chillafish you will be responsible for designing innovative and attractive products that build upon and extend our product vision.  You design our products from scratch, starting from a clear company vision and ideas, and then develop the entire product through to production, in close cooperation with the marketing team and sales team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing products from scratch (ideation, sketching, initial design, detailed design)
  • Design for manufacturability: thinking about production processes and designing accordingly with cost and engineering in mind (taking into account molds, structure of material, etc…)
  • Building upon the Chillafish corporate design language
  • Self-managing the development project from start to finish, respecting deadlines, communicating with all project stakeholders
  • Reviewing and challenging production quotes together with the CEO/design director.
  • Able to create and deliver briefings to production plants as well as external design agencies
  • Supports design related issues for the marketing and sales team.

Profile

Technical Skills / knowledge

  • Passion for industrial design, sketching, CAD and rendering.
  • Technically strong and being able to convert concepts to producible products.
  • Master in product development or similar education.
  • Able to work with CAD tools: Solidworks / Rhino / Cinema 4D and with Adobe CC for graphic tools like InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML
  • Engineering/production experience or background
  • Advantage: if you are familiar with various materials and material structures utilized in toy production.
  • Advantage: experience in designing according to children toys standards (EN-71, ASTM F963-11)
  • Strong communication skills in English with foreign stakeholders over complex projects

Personals skills

  • Creative personality with passion for design
  • Stress resistant and self-critical: willing to question the own thinking and doing and to ask for support where necessary
  • Socially engaged: being able to express himself very clear and adequate as well verbally as non-verbally + wide network
  • Conscientious and accurate
  • Initiative-taker/entrepreneur
  • Open to learn and has broad interests
  • Willing to travel

Offer

  • A strong and fascinating challenge in a young and ambitious company.
  • A competitive wage and advantages.
  • A nice working environment in cooperation with a fun, young and energetic team.

Region

Antwerp Straatsburgdok – close to Metropolis.

Contact

Interested in becoming involved in our company? Tell us why with:

  • Your CV
  • An English motivation letter/ email

When applying be sure to reference Creativeskills.be in the subject or body of your email.

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