Junior Designer Job at NECA, Hillside, NJ

  • NECA
  • Hillside, NJ

Job Description

NECA, LLC. is known as National Entertainment Collectibles Association, one of the leading manufacturers for licensed merchandise. Since the inception of its toy division in 2002, NECA became synonymous with the horror genre, releasing some of the most sought-after collectibles for slasher icons such as Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger, while shining a light on niche characters like Sam from Trick r Treat. In the years since, NECA has also become a staple collectible manufacturer for the Alien & Predator franchises, and more recently, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Working with the most talented artists that have a passion for film, TV, music, and video games, NECA strives to provide highly detailed and innovative collectibles at an affordable price. With over two decades of experience in the toy industry and a wide selection of licensed merchandise, NECA presents something for every interest. In possession of 50+ licenses, NECA has produced thousands of products, offering retailers and distributors worldwide a variety of beloved pop culture characters in the form of 7" scale action figures, prop replicas, and everything in-between.


NECA is looking for a strong, Junior Designer to join the in-house creative department. The position requires an exceptionally creative and focused individual who is detail oriented.

The position will be heavily involved in preparing various illustrations, technical drawings, product designs, and packaging files. The ideal design candidate will also assist in any other creative needs, as necessary.

The ideal candidate will be able to take positive critique and direction from the creative director and project managers as well as being able to effectively communicate, collaborate, organize internal workflow and take initiative. They will be involved in various design projects and be held responsible for finishing projects on-time in a very fast paced environment. Flexibility and a positive attitude are crucial, as well as the ability to interpret creative briefs, distill information and report up to general managers.

LOCATION: In-person - Hillside, NJ Office

  • 0-2 years product/design experience
  • Strong knowledge of typographical principals, layout and an innate sense of style
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to interactive design principles, usability and online branding
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac environment
  • Ability to interpret 2D drawings in 3D
  • Strong/rapid sketching ability
  • Deadline oriented, excellent communication skills and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, organized and the ability to excel both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Adobe InDesign experience is a plus
  • MS powerpoint experience is a plus
  • Experience with apparel is a plus
  • Packaging design experience is a plus
  • Familiarity in manufacturing processes is a plus
  • Illustration experience is a plus
Please submit the following to be considered for the opportunity:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • PDF sample of your work (5MB or less)
  • Link to your portfolio website
  • Reference list

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