Associate Designer

Our packaging design agency client in New York City is seeking a highly creative Associate Designer with 4+ years of packaging design experience to join their team!

This Associate Designer must be interested in retail, product development, and has a passion for all things packaging-related.

The agency is looking for a candidate who is motivated, detail-oriented and organized, and has a great working attitude and work ethics. Their ideal candidate works well with others and can perform under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Location: New York City (On-site)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work on a wide range of projects from branding to packaging
  • Have a strong understanding of current market trends, clients’ needs and new materials/ technologies that can be used in packaging design
  • Brainstorming packaging ideas using hand sketches, verbal cues, words, and design software
  • Create packaging designs that meet brand specifications and needs
  • Able to conceptualize package designs and execute prototypes to production
  • Plan ahead and incorporate all variables that can affect the structure integrity and overall design of a project
  • Identifying suitable packaging materials and conducting feasibility studies
  • Generate ORFs and blank dielines for new packaging inquiries
  • Generate and update design files with detailed dimensions and material information
  • Send out design files for development and communicate with Accounts and Production team
  • Check pre-production/final production samples, and address any product issues or challenges in a timely manner
  • Assist Design Team and Design Director on daily tasks
  • Stay a productive participant looking for ways to improve or propose solutions to existing processes or structure
  • Proofread and revise designs for errors

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, graphic design, art, or a similar field with 4+ years of packaging design experience
  • 3D modeling experience
  • Ability to create initial specs and generate design files
  • Knowledgeable with the product development process
  • Quick learner with the ability to take direction
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite / Rhino / Keyshot / Microsoft Office
  • Be able to multitask and work in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Natural talent for design and a keen eye for detail
  • Experience with market research and familiarity with various packaging material
  • Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills, and work ethic

SALARY: $55,000 - 65,000 (DOE)