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Toy and Game Designers

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Toy and game designers have a bachelor's degree in art, which may include course work in behavioral science, including child psychology. Many designers start in entry-level positions in design firms and after several years may have sufficient experience to design toys and games. They must have an understanding of the age group they design for and the types of games and toys that interest them. Strong drawing skills and knowledge of computer-aided design software is required to do this type of work. An understanding of product functionality and usability is also required, and designers are usually skilled in mechanics, sewing, carpentry, and sometimes even robotics.

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