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Job Title:
Packaging Designer
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Position Report To:
Creative Director
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The Packaging Designer assists the Sr. Packaging Designer in creating, implementing, and developing packaging consistent with the company brand, current trends and overall product strategies. This process involves the creation of graphics for packaging, the creation of accurate high-quality packaging print-ready files, the conceptualization of new structures and systems, and the modification or reconfiguration of existing packaging structures. 

  • Creates original package designs in conjunction with Sr. Packaging Designer and maintains design intent through print production processes;
  • Creates final packaging art files for printing purposes and certifies that files meet printing specs;
  • Accurately prepares and pre-flights final artwork files to submit to printers and certifies that files contain all required elements;
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Packaging Designer in the ideation and development of redesigns for existing packaging;
  • Assists the Sr. Packaging Designer with the creation of rough layouts, refinement of rough layouts or sketches into final concepts for internal presentations and partners with cross-functional team members to move projects through the process from concept development through file release for production;
  • Adapts designs to several SKUs within the product line, following and maintaining existing brand and style guidelines;
  • Works closely with the Sr. Packaging Designer to ensure brand adherence, legal compliance, quality and mechanical accuracy of artwork;
  • Builds comps and 3D mockups for internal review within the Art department;
  • Supports Sales and Marketing teams with mockups, presentation boards and prototypes as needed;
  • Maintains and monitors all schedules to ensure adherence to deadlines;
  • Keeps packaging files up-to-date; Ensures accuracy of files and placement of safety information, as well as necessary regulatory information like ISBN/UPC codes, and manufacturing information;
  • Presents designs to management; Confers with marketing, production, and/or sales departments to discuss and evaluate design concepts.
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Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in graphic design related to packaging and print production;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Design or Graphic Design with emphasis on Packaging 
  • Strong sense of design and a solid understanding of packaging design;
  • Solid understanding of the printing process, materials and the creation of art files for printing;
  • Demonstrated understanding of die-lines (capable of executing modifications, scaling, and adaptations), structural configuration and 3D forms, and experience with visual identity, branding guidelines, compliance, and design systems for packaging;  
  • Exceptional attention to detail required;
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator (CC or CS) and advanced knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign (CC or CS) required;
  • Technical aptitude with the ability to prepare, package, and pre-flight files for production purposes and proven experience proofreading artwork mechanicals and printer’s proofs;
  • Strong layout skills and design sensibilities with solid understanding of typography, layout and brand identity principles and distinct passion for packaging;
  • Experience mocking up packaging and displays;
  • Experience in the consumer products industry required; General knowledge of toys and/or children’s books preferred;
  • Knowledge of software specific for packaging and structural design like CAD, EngView Package Designer Suite, or ArtiosCAD, and other 3D software a plus;
  • Intermediate knowledge Microsoft Office required and internet savvy;
  • Experience with 3D rendering and illustration a plus.
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Base Salary:
55000 (low): 50000 (high): 60000
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