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CO-OWNER - THE MONSTER FACTORY: You Don't Have To Do It All Alone, You Can Get Help

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Bliss is a co-owner of a plush toy company. When she first started she was a toy designer, but now as the company has grown she deals with the manufacturing, logistic and sales sides of the process. Bliss comes from the fashion design world and says what she learned in that industry was quite useful in making toys.

Job Title: Sales and Logistics Coordinator
Employer: The Monster Factory

Job Summary: Commercial and Industrial Designers

Job Description

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day.

On-the-Job Training

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Additional Info

An increasing number of designers are also getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) to gain business skills.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, People skills, Detail oriented
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m='17000'>toys.</span> <span m='18400'>But</span> <span m='18710'>since</span> <span m='18970'>we've</span> <span m='19310'>grown,</span> <span m='19970'>I</span> <span m='20690'>do</span> <span m='21060'>a lot</span> <span m='21270'>of the</span> <span m='21460'>logistics,</span> <span m='23140'>and I</span> <span m='23440'>deal with</span> <span m='23740'>the</span> <span m='23820'>manufacturing</span> <span m='24310'>of</span> <span m='24800'>the</span> <span m='25090'>toys,</span> <span m='25500'>the logistics,</span> <span m='26630'>as</span> <span m='27030'>well</span> <span m='27630'>the</span> <span m='27710'>sales</span> <span m='28140'>of the</span> <span m='28435'>toys,</span> <span m='28730'>which is</span> <span m='29050'>actually</span> <span m='29520'>quite a</span> <span m='29760'>big job.</span> <span m='31000'>So</span> <span m='31850'>that's</span> <span m='32269'>what</span> <span m='32689'>I</span> <span m='33014'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='33340'>A day</span> <span m='34410'>for</span> <span m='34510'>me</span> <span m='35466'>can</span> <span m='35932'>consist</span> <span m='36398'>of</span> <span m='38410'>answering</span> <span m='38960'>emails</span> <span m='39620'>from</span> <span m='39730'>manufacturers,</span> <span m='42130'>dealing</span> <span m='42520'>with</span> <span m='42720'>stores</span> <span m='44025'>and</span> <span m='44360'>their</span> <span m='44630'>orders,</span> <span m='45510'>and</span> <span m='45850'>making</span> <span m='46150'>sure</span> <span m='46440'>that</span> <span m='46670'>the</span> <span m='46790'>orders</span> <span m='47060'>come</span> <span m='47120'>out</span> <span m='47846'>or</span> <span m='48210'>get</span> <span m='48380'>to</span> <span m='48530'>the</span> <span m='49490'>customers</span> <span m='50210'>promptly.</span> <span m='51930'>And</span> <span m='52350'>it</span> <span m='52430'>can</span> <span m='52630'>be</span> <span m='52790'>very</span> <span m='53080'>many</span> <span m='53440'>things.</span> <span m='54010'>It could</span> <span m='54290'>be organizing</span> <span m='55470'>the</span> <span m='55740'>show.</span> <span m='57164'>So it</span> <span m='57611'>could</span> <span m='58060'>mean</span> <span m='59190'>getting</span> <span m='59490'>things</span> <span m='59790'>shipped</span> <span m='60160'>from</span> <span m='60290'>one</span> <span m='60490'>place</span> <span m='60810'>to</span> <span m='60930'>another.</span> <span m='62540'>It's many</span> <span m='62890'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='63810'>Well,</span> <span m='64230'>I</span> <span m='64500'>studied</span> <span m='65000'>fashion</span> <span m='65340'>design</span> <span m='66950'>in</span> <span m='67100'>university,</span> <span m='68130'>and</span> <span m='69880'>shortly</span> <span m='70250'>thereafter,</span> <span m='70990'>I</span> <span m='71330'>fell</span> <span m='71760'>into</span> <span m='72650'>making</span> <span m='73040'>toys,</span> <span m='75670'>and</span> <span m='75840'>you just</span> <span m='76080'>never</span> <span m='76340'>know</span> <span m='76490'>where</span> <span m='76640'>you</span> <span m='76730'>end</span> <span m='76930'>up.</span> <span m='77280'>But</span> <span m='77570'>I've</span> <span m='77750'>used</span> <span m='78080'>a</span> <span m='78130'>lot</span> <span m='78350'>of</span> <span m='78430'>the</span> <span m='78690'>skills</span> <span m='79040'>that</span> <span m='79230'>I</span> <span m='79300'>learned</span> <span m='80010'>from</span> <span m='80320'>fashion</span> <span m='80870'>design</span> <span m='82640'>in</span> <span m='82840'>making</span> <span m='83390'>toys.</span> <span m='83870'>So</span> <span m='84160'>it's</span> <span m='84490'>actually</span> <span m='84970'>very</span> <span m='85340'>useful.</span> </p><p><span m='86100'>As</span> <span m='86510'>a</span> <span m='87560'>owner,</span> <span m='89800'>you</span> <span m='90020'>end</span> <span m='90230'>of</span> <span m='90510'>wearing</span> <span m='90830'>many</span> <span m='91070'>hats.</span> <span m='91880'>And</span> <span m='92140'>I</span> <span m='92330'>think</span> <span m='92760'>that</span> <span m='93110'>it</span> <span m='93240'>would</span> <span m='93360'>be</span> <span m='93570'>best,</span> <span m='94510'>I</span> <span m='94580'>mean,</span> <span m='94750'>if</span> <span m='94830'>I</span> <span m='94950'>were</span> <span m='95100'>to give</span> <span m='95290'>myself</span> <span m='95740'>advice,</span> <span m='95790'>I'd</span> <span m='96300'>say</span> <span m='97130'>make</span> <span m='97350'>sure</span> <span m='97540'>that</span> <span m='97780'>you</span> <span m='97880'>have</span> <span m='98310'>help.</span> <span m='99010'>You</span> <span m='99140'>don't</span> <span m='99330'>have</span> <span m='99530'>to</span> <span m='99620'>do</span> <span m='99790'>everything.</span> <span m='100550'>You can</span> <span 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