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Senior Package Designer/Art Director

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A global consumer packaged goods company is looking for a Senior Package Designer to join their Studio Team (which functions as an on-site agency).

This person will be responsible for working directly with the client on package design projects (explorations, creative elements for packaging, etc. This person will need to provide creative and strategic input on creative briefs, take creative briefs -- and concept and execute diverse design solutions.

Responsibilities:
- Provide design concepts and solutions based upon client brief
- Design icons and illustrations for packaging
- Explore and research design options and trends
- Execute designs in a fast paced environment
- Have strong design layout skills that maintain hierarchy and architecture
- Meet regularly with Design Manager on design projects and creative briefs - and work hands-on to execute design needs
- Hand sketch icons and design ideas - to give to Package Designers on team to digitally execute (when necessary)
- From time to time, pick up work from agencies and provide new design ideas

Requirements:
• 8+ years experience in packaging design
• Expert CS5 Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign Software
• Portfolio must show high level designs and illustration - and thought process from brief to concepts to finals (hand sketches are good)
• Must have experience in designing for consumer packaged goods
• Experience designing icons for packaging
• Very organized and able to prioritize multiple design requests and needs
• Experience art directing and working with clients on their design needs (knowing how to provide direction and timelines)
• Design/Branding Agency experience preferred
• Good communicator – able to communicate with a creative marketing organization
• Knowledge of printing and materials
• Must be hands on and an expert in CS5 or higher.
• Excellent use of typography, layout and design
• Meet targeted deadlines
• Is a creative problem solver
• Has strong presentation skills


This is a temp-to-perm position. The talent must be able to work a consistent schedule M-F, 8:30am/9am-5:00/5:30pm

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