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ViacomCBS Senior Designer, Toy & Illustration - ViacomCBS Global Creative Group in New York, New York

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

The Senior Designer works independently, provides creative leadership, works side-by-side with our licensees and production, demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and latest trends in consumer products, and knows the competitive environment related to toys. This position reports to Senior Art Director, Toys, ViacomCBS, Global Creative Group.



  • Oversee product development design of ViacomCBS brands in all categories to ensure fun, quality toys from licensees

  • Actively generate new opportunities to enhance our brands

  • Review submissions from licensees and respond in a timely manner

  • Give comprehensible 3D comments to licensees and provide fully developed control drawings of characters or products when it is needed

  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail

  • Attend licensees’ partner weekly meetings

  • Problem solve aesthetic and manufacturing issues, especially cost reduction solutions

  • Incorporate technological and innovative solutions to enhance our products

  • Present and communicate concepts to the design and marketing management and creative departments

  • Brainstorm new product concepts for existing and new ViacomCBS properties

  • Generate creative, innovative concepts based on the direction given by the design management team, including presentations of concepts to the design team, business and executive management

  • Utilizing both creative and strategic thinking around our brands

  • Ensure consistent character modeling and styling for all of the ViacomCBS properties

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (BA, BS) or equivalent experience in Industrial Design/Toy Design/Entertainment Design and Illustration

  • Knowledge of the toy, licensing and entertainment industry and current toy products

  • Experience in the Toy Manufacturing and entertainment industry

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes (injection molding, roto-molding, etc) and plastic materials (polypropylene, ABS, etc) and soft goods

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge/awareness of manufacturing costs of a toy and cost reduction strategies

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as an ability to do quick hand sketches

  • Ability to think creatively and conceptually and to articulate his/her vision both verbally and visually

  • Ability to problem-solve and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Decisiveness, high-energy, and a sense of humor

  • A kid at heart!

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Brand ViacomCBS

Function Consumer Products/Licensing/Merchandising/Retail

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2021-15728