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Packaging Designer

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We are searching for creative and detail-oriented packaging designer to manage the design and production for a variety of high profile consumer related products.

Qualified candidates will be proficient and skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and InDesign with the ability to manage and work on multiple projects at one time. Previous ad/marketing agency or corporate in-house creative experience is a must.

Candidates must possess the interpersonal and management skills needed to communicate with vendors and internal team members from initial strategy development through design and development. Previous experience in a consumer-packaging environment including the ability to prepare packaging for production is preferred. Strong retouching skills as well as color theory, type layout, printing methods are a big plus.

Candidates will design and develop package concepts of all levels of complexity and will work directly with any product design, marketing, engineering, and sales teams to create targeted results. This design role interfaces directly with all related departments as a partner and team leader to ensure projects progress on schedule and on budget.

We are looking for designers with strategic knowledge that understand the marketing and promotional end result when designing.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Design and coordinating the aesthetic look of the package including structure, graphics and copy
Deliver well thought-out strategic design solutions to complex marketing requirements
Meet schedule and budget constraints and anticipate potential obstacles in advance to ensure projects continue on track and on budget
Manage multiple projects and/or product segments simultaneously
Provide direction to outside vendors as necessary
Communicate both visually and verbally with all internal and external team members
Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of any industry trends
Ability to lead as well as take direction
Strong drawing and layout skills
Handle any presentation and production requirements as necessary
Minimum 3 years experience

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