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Brand & Packaging Designer

  • Brand & Packaging Designer
  • Auckland
  • $100 - $125k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Live
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Talent Director - Creative & Design

Are you a senior brand & packaging design specialist ready to step up into a design director role?

Maybe you’ve been working in a fancy Melbourne, London or New York design studio and are now ready to bring all that ‘style' back to little Aotearoa to land a ‘great’ lead design role?

Our client has been kicking goals in the packaging space, and they're looking for a special Design Lead to join the studio.

The ideal candidate needs to have sound commercial experience within the FMCG sector, solid pre-press understanding is also crucial. The role requires a craft-focused design eye, coupled with a strategic mind. You’ll be able to take a brief from conception, all the while understanding and communicating the strategy of your design and it’s part within the consumer path to purchase.

Needless to say, you’ll be proficient with all things design, branding, ideation, layout and last but not least, a fair understanding of the print and pre-press process and how that relates to the real world package and new product development.

The successful person will contribute to each and every part of the process: from pitch to acceptance, planning, design direction, client presentations, to liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and overseeing other creative team members as required.

You will be no stranger to a design agency environment and will enjoy immersing yourself in the greater industry!

Required Experience:

  • Min 8 + years within a design agency
  • Confident across FMCG packaging
  • Strong in branding

Required Skills:

  • Ability to produce highly conceptual crafted packaging and brand work
  • Ability to challenge design boundaries
  • Strong conceptual and strategic abilities
  • Brief and partner on all aspects of design with other senior team members
  • Manage and lead internal review meetings on projects
  • In-depth understanding of the print process across all print methods
  • Fast, deadline-driven and can work autonomously 
  • Typography skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of the whole design market in big picture terms, including world trends, competitors, client needs and target markets
  • Managing a range of projects simultaneously

Desired skills:

  • Strong communicator with clients
  • Confident in presenting their ideas internally and to key clients 
  • Technically strong, file management 
  • An understanding of web and UI design
  • Detail orientated, attention to detail a must

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification (preferred)

Personality & Fit:

  • Good communicator
  • Humble (the team is too small for a ‘big ego’)
  • A passion for all things design
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task across projects.

Let Leighton and The Pond help you realise your market value and future career potential. 

Apply today, or for more information about the role, e-mail at [email protected] or on +64 21 702 573. 

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