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Packaging Designer

  • Packaging Designer
  • Auckland
  • $85k - $90k
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
  • Closed

Are you an experienced Packaging Designer looking for a fresh start for 2020? 

Keen to work on some of New Zealand's high profile FMCG accounts

My client, a globally recognised, Auckland based, packaging design agency are looking for a new superstar Senior Packaging Designer to join their successful and growing design team! They are looking for a designer with plenty of commercial experience who has proven abilities and skills in the FMCG space or direct packaging design. Ideally, this candidate is also skilled across conceptualising and implementing creative ideas and directions that align and interpret a client’s brief, brand communication with a touch of design strategy. 

The successful candidate will assist in the development of design concepts while demonstrating a high level of proficiency in all aspects of branding, development, ideation, typography, layout, packaging, and technical understanding of printing methods. In this pivotal position, the designer could be called on to be a participant in and contribute to each and every part of the process: from the acceptance of the brief, planning of the project, creating outstanding design directions, client presentations, to overseeing other creative team members as required.

The successful candidate will have plenty of experience in an agency environment, and a fresh eye for design. They will be knowledgeable about consumer branding and have a strong understanding of current industry trends.

This is an excellent role for a designer looking to take a step up and learn from some of the best! With a passion for great design and a good attitude, the opportunities are endless in this agency. 

Required Experience:

  • Min 7 + years agency experience
  • Confident across FMCG packaging and branding with portfolio examples to show - this is a MUST! 

Required Skills:

  • Packaging and brand experience
  • Ability to challenge design boundaries
  • Strong conceptual and strategic abilities
  • Brief and partner on all aspects of design with other team members as required
  • Manage and lead internal review meetings on projects
  • Able to confidently communicate and present to clients
  • Fast, deadline-driven and can work autonomously 
  • Typography skills
  • Managing a diverse range of projects simultaneously

Desired skills:

  • Experience in communication with clients
  • Confident in presenting their ideas to others and clients 
  • Technically strong 

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary (preferred)

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Good communicator
  • Team player
  • Humble (the team is too small for a ‘big ego’)
  • A genuine passion for branding and design
  • Highly organised, ability to multi-task
  • Proactive, keen to excel in quality design
  • Fun to have around 

Key Benefits:

  • Career development
  • Senior and CD support / mentoring 
  • Auckland City fringe location 


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