Aquent has a need for a packaging designer for a top tier CPG company. Packaging, POS and Speed, quality and accuracy a MUST. This is a 12 plus month, on-site contract opportunity with a possibility for extension. No relocation.
Our client is seeking an energized Packaging Designer for the internal design team. Our ideal candidate will excel at communicating concepts visually and verbally, and be a great cross-functional team player. Up-to-date knowledge of culture and the latest graphic trends is critical. Professional CPG packaging design experience is ideal.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary function of the Packaging Designer is to communicate the appeal of our products while meeting real-world needs of the retail environment.
Develop rough concepts quickly with sketches and/or computer
Execute final designs based on input from brand team and design managers
Ability to conceptualize innovative design concepts and packaging structures
Partner with marketing counterparts to ensure package meets brand strategy
Direct food presentation and photo shoots (product and/or people)
Art direct external vendors such as illustrators, photographers, re-touchers, etc.
Create 3D package comps for presentations
Communicate with the production team to ensure quality and integrity of package execution.
Present your work effectively to cross-functional teams
Efficiently manage details of projects including timelines
BASIC EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
Exhibit Strong Typography Skills
Passion for design & creative thinker that strives for innovation
In-depth knowledge (proficiency) of Photoshop & Illustrator
Ability to see the big picture while not losing focus of details
Team player (ability to work with direct & indirect team members)
Ability to take and give creative direction
Up to date on current trends (graphics, advertising, fashion, food, entertainment, etc.
Ability to read and understand dielines and structures
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in order to meet tight deadlines
Excellent verbal and communication skills