Graphic Designer

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Seeking for a talented Graphic Designer who will offer exciting, fresh and spirited concepts to a dedicated design team. Position is located onsite in Silver Spring, MD. Candidate must have the ability to present strong conceptual and impactful designs through consistent execution, quality work and timely delivery of art. Responsibilities: Design and create production-ready artwork for branded and proprietary product packaging. Collaborate with product development specialists in the development of new concepts. Coordinate presentation/production scheduling with Creative Manager. Assist supervisor in the development of creative projects, including style guides. Create concept boards to demonstrate new product ideas and brand/property packaging initiatives. Maintain open communications with supervisor at all times. Inform supervisor in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any unresolved issues. Maintain a professional attitude at all times. Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned or as become evident. Requirements: Must have a design degree along with applied experience in the packaging industry. Must be proficient in Illustrator 9.0, Photoshop, QuarkXPress and other necessary design programs. Must be able to interact with a great deal of internal personnel. Should have strong presentation skills as it will be necessary to present much of the creative work to internal teams. Creative problem solving skills are a plus.