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Freelance Packaging Designer (Graphic Design/Illustration)

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A major consumer packaged goods company is looking to bring on a Packaging Designer to do concept designs for the company's portfolio of products (home cleaning products and oral care category)

This person will be responsible for concept packaging designs, line extensions, design changes and adaptations for primary and secondary packaging across the category's line of products. This person will also be tasked to do Illustrations for toothbrush, mouthwash and toothpaste packaging and also working with licensed imagery for some projects.

Responsibilities:
• Creating package concepts comps/mock-ups for presentations
• Develop multiple concepts from design briefs - taking designs in different direction for Design Management team
• Provide a wide range of targeted design solutions within tight deadlines.
• Ability to present design concepts and speak to design journey
• Conduct consumer research and create mood boards
• Creating custom type for new product launches and line extensions
• Create or maintain existing branding and style guides
• Design packaging, icons, style guides.
• Knowledge of packaging print production and an ability to design to meet printing specifications.
• Developing packaging templates
• Create, maintain branding and style guidelines
• There may also be some production responsibilities - adapting files to different sizes, editing designs in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Requirements:
• 5-10 years experience in graph design and packaging design for consumer packaged companies and design/branding agencies
• Expert Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign Software - with strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills (Working in Creative Cloud)
• Ability to take a creative brief and design packaging in different directions
• Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to create and adjust die lines
• Excellent use of type and attention to detail.
• Excellent use of typography, layout and design
• Organized and strong file management skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and work quickly in Photoshop/Illustrator
• Adaptable and flexible
• Knowledge of printing and materials
• Have a strong portfolio featuring high profile brands (personal care, mass market, 'cosmeceuticals', home/cleaning products)

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