Junior Packaging Designer

10 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Branding, Packaging, Product, Retail
Job Functions
Artworker, Designer

On the hunt for a Junior Packaging Designer to join their team in Surrey!  

You will need to be a qualified packaging or graphic design graduate or equivalent qualification.

Have an interest in the toy/youth market with awareness in the latest ‘trends’.  An interest in pack structure would be very beneficial as well as an understanding of graphic design layout, art direction and a knowledge of graphic software helpful.  A reasonable understanding of current production techniques is critical. As with all project management positions, good team working and communication skills, written and oral, are essential.
Main Purpose of Job:

  • Working closely with your direct line manager and the Marketing, Product, Engineering and QA groups, assist to consult, design and project manage all packaging elements from conception through to production
  • Help liaise with all team members (UK/HK), vendors & external suppliers to resolve design and production issues
  • Assist control of the pack design to maintain product cost, focus and schedule (Milestone & workload Docs)

Key Tasks/Main duties:

  • Assist brainstorms and research initial concepts / designs including competitor packs
  • Understand and interpret briefs from the product design and marketing departments
  • Provide written briefs for artwork, illustrations and photography to external suppliers
  • Attend photo shoots where relevant
  • Keep current with competitor / fashionable packs / trends
  • Consult with QA on safety and legal pack requirements
  • Consult with the product designers and engineering on the features, function, costs & manufacturing issues
  • Record all relevant project details, maintaining current project files (to be archived there after)
  • Complete Product Profile Reports (PPR’s) under the guidance of your line manager
  • Analyse all Quotation Reports (QR’s) with the designer & line manager to confirm content and conclude all possible value engineering solutions for your pack design
  • Discuss competitive costs with your line manager before accepting any quotes for all outsourced work
  • Develop good relationships with any external suppliers or licensors
  • Support UK / HK on approval of proofs / layouts / final print runs
  • Assist in Co-ordinating and analysing information between the UK and HK offices
  • Attend off-site meetings accompanied by a senior and occasional international travel where necessary
  • Learn to plan your own time with regards to projects (with direction from your line manager)
  • Monitor schedules / timelines through to production (again with direction from your line manager)
  • Develop budget management skills and awareness of costs and risks to the business
  • Provide pack mock-ups for previews / sample selection / listings etc as and when required
  • Always update / inform your line manager before undertaking any task / decision
  • Try to always propose solutions and direction with regards to your project work

  Essential Personal Attributes:

  • A talented, self motivated and dedicated packaging designer with a basic knowledge of graphic applications / software & print processes
  • Develop an understanding of working and company practices and procedures
  • Acquire a professional attitude at all times
  • Aptitude for creative problem solving skills and initiative
  • Ability to develop a good eye for aesthetics, colour, and visual communication required for the toy market
  • Ability to listen, digest and understand other people’s views & objectives, and accept constructive criticism
  • Self-motivated & organised with good project management skills
  • Aptitude to become confident with budgets and schedules
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work, where necessary, on your own and /or within a team environment
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and juggling a varied workload.
  • Develop an awareness of how you and your role effects others in the company
  • Not afraid to speak up but be flexible, personable and have a good sense of humour!

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