Senior Packaging Designer

Chicago, IL
Posted December 06
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to leahbye@thesmartdept.com.

Responsible for executing initiatives across the full range of visual medium, providing high quality graphics solutions which are consistent in the marketplace and consistent with the company brand strategy.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own company brands from a design perspective.
  • Lead graphic development for the company and produce high quality designs, consistent with the company brand strategy, across all visual media, to meet business needs.
  • Actively contribute to departmental projects to completion.
  • Maintain in-house portfolio of artwork, photography and completed materials.
  • Complete and add value to sales & marketing projects from client based and creative viewpoints by making recommendations based visual arts expertise.
  • Partner with marketing leadership to develop and design digital marketing materials.

 

Critical Skills:

  • Strong software skills in latest versions of Muse, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordPress and InDesign.
  • Strong Apple technical skills to keep in house systems tuned up and operating efficiently (Will also have Apple IT support available).
  • Working knowledge of latest computer packages
  • Willingness and ability to work in a hands on capacity as an individual contributor.
  • Excellent design sense; ability to grasp the subtle relationships between branding and visual design. Strong type and design skills.
  • Comfort with active customer involvement in the creative process.
  • Action-oriented; execute work within established project timelines.
  • High work ethic; willing and able to maintain excellent attendance and punctuality, to take ownership and pride in producing excellent creative under tight time frames.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective writer who will contribute and add value to our messaging.
  • Knowledge of printing processes and production a plus.

 

Necessary Experience:

 

  • Five years’ or more overall career experience.
  • BA in Graphic Art, Design, or related field.
  • Formal training in, and minimum three years’ hands-on experience with, Illustrator, Photoshop, Wordpress, and InDesign.
  • Experience with Dreamweaver & Muse strongly preferred.
  • Basic HTML proficiency preferred.
  • In house, freelance, or advertising firm experience in the branded consumer products arena; food industry experience preferred.
  • Design experience with many of the mediums in which they will be expected to work: packaging, advertising, point of sale, collateral, sales support materials, trade show and exhibit, and web.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to leahbye@thesmartdept.com.