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Bark & Co // new generation pet brand
 
Design, Internship    New York City & Columbus, OH    Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022
 
   
 
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JOB DETAILS
 

WHO ARE WE?

The Super Chewer Design team is responsible for all toys & treats for dogs that looooove to chew. We're a diverse group of creatives coming from all sorts of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being funny & innovative in order for us to create magical experiences for dogs & their people. We don't take ourselves too seriously, & love finding inspiration in unexpected places.

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a talented designer who can help innovate in the industry & bring a unique perspective, executed through strong technical skills & shown through good aesthetics.  This position will work on a summer brief that will lead to a portfolio-ready project & will also support toy development across our collections with design concepts & execution. The ideal person is passionate about toys & play, & eager to learn how to bring ideas to the market in a smart & impactful way. Oh, & you must love dogs. Like LOVE dogs!

KEY DUTIES

  • Work closely with the Super Chewer design team gaining exposure to the development process for the Super Chewer monthly box subscription.
  • Participate in brainstorms, contribute concept sketches, & construct technical design documents.
  • Communicate with factories to help develop a design for mass production.
  • Conduct self-directed research on trends, materials & manufacturing processes within the pet industry & market to support current development.
  • Develop a summer project based on a toy category of choice (e.g. Water Toys, Elderly Dog Toys, etc.) to be presented & portfolio ready by the end of time in the program.
  • Utilize internal resources & time management skills to independently manage projects to meet deadlines.
  • Build confidence & knowledge when interacting with internal / external partners & presenting design solutions.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a Junior, Senior or (graduating Senior) studying or with a degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design, or related field
  • Must have a design portfolio of relevant work to be considered for the program (Toy designs not necessary but a plus).
  • Sketching, Illustration, basic understanding & beginner experience with 3D modeling (Fusion 360 or Solidworks) are a plus.
  • A passion for toy design & toys. 
  • Ability to share their ideas in a concise manner & general communication skills
  • Adobe knowledge (mostly: photoshop & illustrator).
  • Must like being part of a team & are happy & willing to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Past design internship experience is a plus.
  • Have we mentioned you gotta love dogs?

This summer internship position is a part-time position. It is fully remote with the opportunity to visit the NY office & get a chance to present your summer project & meet the team & their dogs!

*We continue to follow the CDCs definition of fully vaccinated & require proof of vaccination to enter the BARK office.

ABOUT BARK

Here at BARK, we love dogs & their people. Were looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (were not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs & their people through our products, events, & experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, & our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats & clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys & treats to the dogs across the world & use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives & ways to make magic between dogs & their people. Weve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.

 
 
 
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