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Packaging Designer, 4046404

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Our client is seeking a Packaging Designer to join the team on a contract basis. This position will be supporting a Girls Packaging Special Project for a hot toy brand.

A good package is a perfect balance of product communication, brand expression, and visual appeal. his team delivers award-winning and innovative packages for Girls Brands. Our ideal candidate will excel at communicating concepts visually and verbally, and be a great cross-functional team player. Up-to-date knowledge of youth culture and the latest graphic trends is critical. Professional packaging design experience is ideal.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop rough concepts quickly with sketches or computer
• Execute final designs based on input from art directors
• Work closely with packaging engineers to conceptualize innovative structures
• Partner with marketing counterparts to ensure package meets commercial needs
• Art direct 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 our production team in Asia to ensure quality and integrity of package execution.
• Present your work effectively to cross-functional teams
• Efficiently manage projects and timelines

BASIC EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
• Exhibit Strong Typography Skills
• Passion for design and creative thinker that strives for innovation
• In-depth knowledge (proficiency) of Photoshop & Illustrator
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• 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, cosmetics, 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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Design Degree, plus 2-5 years experience in packaging design is preferred
• Toy packaging preferred

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