Packaging Designer (non-licensed) Gift / Decor

Job Title:
Packaging Designer (non-licensed) Gift / Decor
Job Location:
Midwest
Relocation:
Yes
Position Level:
Assistant
Position Report To:
Design Manager
Position Responsibilities:
As the Packaging Designer, you will create, manage, and execute all aspects of package design from concept to completion including brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, final art files, and proofing.
 
  • Problem solves solutions for a wide variety of 3-D gift products (boxes, hangtags, inserts, displayers, and signage) often creating the dielines and product instructions.
  • Work collaboratively with in-house partners to understand business and consumer needs, deadlines, and packaging budgets.
  • Evaluate consumer and market trends for packaging materials and processes.
  • Handle fast turnarounds with a strong ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Showcase superb attention to detail.
  • Build brand strength with a clear, concise aesthetic through designs that aligns with our Brand Guide.
  • Comfortable working in a PLM (Product Line Management) program
Percent Travel:
Direct Reports:
No
Experience Required:
  • 4+ years of experience in packaging design with product lines including gift, decor, stationery, and related categories
  • Must be proficient using Photoshop and Illustrator; InDesign is a plus.
  • Showcase a strong portfolio with a variety of samples demonstrating creativity, attention to detail, and knowledge of the market and consumer trends.
  • Proficient knowledge of creative tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Knowledge of print production and processes and an understanding of their limitations.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal abilities, and project management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills needed to interact with in house team members along with Asia offices--including presenting concepts.
  • Product design and development experience in the giftware/home décor field preferred.
  • Strong creative typography skillset utilizing time relevant fonts and/or hand lettering capabilities
Education Required:
BS/BA
Other Remarks:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Base Salary:
80000 (low): 75000 (high): 85000
Sign on bonus:
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Bonus Potential:
No
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Car:
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