Associate Designer, Toys and Hardlines (UP&E) Job at NBCUniversal, Los Angeles, CA

  • NBCUniversal
  • Los Angeles, CA

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Company Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Universal Products & Experiences Overview:

Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) globally drives the expansion and elevation of NBCUniversal’s iconic collection of brands, intellectual properties, characters, and stories based on the company’s extensive portfolio of properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. The division executes this through innovative physical and digital products, engaging retail and product experiences across our expansive global theme park destinations (for both owned and 3rd party IP), location-based venues, e-commerce product platforms, and retailers around the world. Along with global brand strategy and creative, UP&E’s three lines of business include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, as well as Theme Parks Products & Retail. UP&E is a division of Universal Destinations & Experiences, part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Job Description


Universal Products & Experiences, Consumer Products Group is seeking an Associate Designer, Toys and Hardlines to help deliver the best product quality and play experience for our consumer. We are looking for an individual that has great illustration and product design skills, is proactive about creating and sharing new ideas, passionate about discovering innovative solutions and always seeking creative ways to solve challenges.

Responsibilities include:

Work closely with Toy Licensees to oversee all stages of product design from concept inception to production completion by providing clear and concise design direction through character draw-overs and creative notes. This role will report to a Director, Toys in the Universal Parks and Experiences development toy team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Category, Retail and Franchise teams to ensure our Licensees have all the information and tools to deliver compelling products.
  • Create mood boards, concept sketches and assets for presentations.
  • Research consumer studies, global toy trends, competitive landscape, and relevant events to help partners develop innovative products for the consumer and the play space.
  • Support the UP&E product development process with clear up to date communication, including attending all necessary development meetings.
  • Manage the product submission process through Universal Media Box systems- delivering timely and supportive feedback to our partners.

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree, preferably in toy design, industrial design, product design or graphic design
  • 3 + years of Product design and development experience required.
  • Motivated, driven, and a proactive individual with a demonstrated ability to initiate and drive projects independently. (In some, but rare instances, with little to no direction)
  • Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to provide thoughtful, clear creative art direction to partners and vendors.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, deadline driven environment that revolves around multiple product development calendars.
  • Skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator and all relevant software for product development including Keynote. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.
  • This position is eligible for company-sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $50,000 - $65,000

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants
and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation,
marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services,
genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories,
or arrest or conviction records, in a manner consistent with relevant legal
requirements, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring
Ordinance, the Los Angeles County Fair Chance Ordinance for Employers, and the California Fair Chance Act, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the
right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your
ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can
request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

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