Play Designer - Toronto, ON | Sago Mini | | 05/07/18
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Play Designer full-time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Sago Mini ()
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Play Designer

Sago Mini creates beautiful and thoughtfully designed apps & toys for preschoolers and toddlers. We’re  looking for a Play designer to join our digital products team as we spin up a brand new initiative.

As a Play designer you will work with our product owners, developers and artists to craft beautiful experiences for children ages 2-5 and their parents. You will be a key advocate of the child and parent experience, applying insights and research to establish and iterate on the details of play, interaction and  visual design.

What you will be doing:

  • Design fun and intuitive play experiences for kids.

  • Create sketches, storyboards, wireframes and paper and digital prototypes.

  • Work collaboratively with digital artists, animators and developers to shape an app.

  • Play test digital products with young children and parents.

  • Study, synthesize and communicate observations to the team.

  • Understand kids’ motivations and expectations when it comes to play.


  • You have a degree in product, industrial or interactive design.

  • You have at least 5+ years of professional experience working in design.

  • You are a natural scientist capable of making careful observations with an open mind.

  • You are curious and playful and enjoy thinking outside of the box.

  • You must be a comfortable communicator and excellent collaborator.

  • You have a strong visual design sensibility and a passion for details.

  • You love working with and for children.

Also important:

  • You have experience creating and/or working with vector illustration/animation.

  • You have experience designing for children.

You’ll love working here if you:

  • Take pride in ownership, and like to hustle.

  • Are able to work collaboratively.

  • Like to solve problems and are eager to learn new things.

  • Are obsessed with the details, and can take an experience from good to great.

Sago Mini is an award-winning company devoted to play. With over 26 million downloads, 25 apps and a new line of physical toys, Sago Mini brings thoughtful design to life for preschoolers and parents worldwide. Based in Toronto, Sago Mini is a subsidiary of Toca Boca, the No. 1 mobile-first kids brand in the App Store. We offer an exceptional workplace in downtown Toronto and competitive compensation. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people who care about about doing great work. Sago Mini is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company.

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