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DGL Group Ltd.

Edison, NJ


Position is located in New Jersey (NJ/NYC applicant are all welcomed to apply for this position).

We are looking for Senior Candidates:
Please do not apply if you do not have packaging experience or a portfolio with packaging, die lines, branding examples.
NO WEB DESIGNER, MARKETING, FIRMS OR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS. This is strictly PACKAGING


Senior Packaging Designer

5+ experience in the industry
-Strong Packaging design, conceptual, structural and branding
-Ability to create die lines from scratch
-Strong Typography, color theory
-Expert in retail packaging trends
-Photography and retouching experience
-Ability to work independently and as a team player
-Expertise in CC suite, mainly illustrator and photoshop
-Ability to render samples in photoshop
-Must have a 4 yr degree in graphic design or related field and extensive design experience

This position works closely with Production Director/Sales team, interpreting and implementing buyers’ ideas, as well as creatively contributing to the design and development of the product. The position requires using creative talent and product understanding to render original and existing artwork. Designer will develop artwork for a wide range of categories including seasonal programs, buyers special request, new and existing products. This includes mocking flat imagery of product inside packaging, from giftboxes, to blisters, and creating planograms/displays as required by customer.

Responsible for:

Designer will be Responsible for all designs needed by Sales Team(s), buyer and Production Director.
• Packaging Mock ups, planograms, Point of Purchases, Retail-driven Packaging, 2d Designs and special buyer and retailers request.
• Creating multiple versions of planograms with color ways based on examples provided by the Retailers, Buyers or Sales Teams.
• Create Displays from scratch base on product sample including calculating dimensions and or display capacity based on customer requirements.
• Packaging a product in different ways, according to buyer/sales team preference/needs. ie: a set of headphones in a giftbox, window giftbox, or blister, in order to provide customer packaging options
• Assist Production director in the strategic direction of planogram, PDQ Displays, Hand Mocked samples, 2D renderings and color ways design.
• Provide ideas and communicate suggestions when design development is needed.
• Must be well versed in adobe CC software, time and file management.

Description
Primary Duties:
• Design requests from a large existing customer base while working closely with a sales team
• Working with Sales professionals and their clients, to design products in a timely and efficient manner
• Creating multiple versions of planograms based on examples provided by the Retail Buyers/Sales Teams.
• Revise and re-render packaging per customer requirements or per Production Director comments and feedback.
• Assisting sales team with gaining knowledge of Retail Trends, patterns, graphics
• Comfortable with designing in a fast pace environment
• Must have strong sense of current market trends, packaging construction and materials

Qualified candidates must have previous design experience and must be reflected in their portfolio.

Skills Required:
• Ability to combine strong rendering and retouching skills with excellent design, layout and color sense to produce new and exciting art for products
• Capable of researching and interpreting trends in design and retail industry
• Willingness to collaborate with other employees.
• Able to communicate in a clear fashion and articulate an enticing vision for the product
• Highly detail-oriented and organized.
• Strong sense of priority and follow-through.
• Capable of managing project schedules within specific deadlines in a quick-turn environment

The ideal Designer will also have:
• Four-year college degree with a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience. (portfolio must reflect that)
• Portfolio demonstrating design skills with PDQ, Planogram's, & other displays
• Organized understanding of digital file formats.
• Retail experience preferred but not required.
• Knowledge of current design trends, color and strong typography
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Ability to communicate professionally with staff and buyers in a courteous, tactful and concise manner
• Comfortable juggling a number of different projects at the same time

Please do not apply if you do not have packaging experience or a portfolio with packaging, die lines, branding examples.

NO WEB DESIGNER, MARKETING, FIRMS OR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS. This is strictly PACKAGING

Please include:

-Resume
-Portfolio link or website
-Salary requirements

Please email: jonathan@dglusa.com

• Location: Edison, NJ, North Jersey

• Post ID: 38141643 northjersey
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