Senior Designer / Creative Designer / Graphic Designer

40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP45000/annum
19 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Designer / Creative Designer
Location: Northamptonshire
Package: GBP40,000 - GBP45,000 (depending on experience) Plus other fantastic benefits

The role:

* The key function of this role is to research, suggest, and design cross category packaging solutions and translate into 2D artwork and 3D visuals for new product development launches and existing product ranges.
* You will already have a great portfolio working with some big brands preferably in the FMCG market
* This role will work closely with the Group Innovation Director, New Product Development team and Creative design team in the UK, initiating early stage packaging concepts and development to agreed timelines and in accordance with the tight security confines of the business.
* Responsible for presenting concepts to (and with) the Group Innovation Director and NPD team to customers, internal teams and management.
* Manage workflow, maintain and communicate project status regularly to the Creative team and NPD team and the sales and operational teams in the UK
* Design and develop innovative packaging solutions relevant to existing and new product ranges to agreed timelines.
* Research and develop new ideas in packaging, i.e. sustainable, biodegradable, new technologies etc., to deliver new ideas/opportunities and/or cost savings to the business.

What we need you to have...

* Extensive knowledge/experience in creating artwork files in Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat etc)
* 3D design software such as Esko studio or similar
* Experience with working with cutter guides and templates for design
* Creative packaging design and development skills - proven track record in the packaging industry
* Knowledgeable of packaging materials, substrates and construction
* Problem solving skills
* Able to interpret business needs and developing designs to suit the purpose
* Self -driven
* Experience of a high pressure, fast moving environment
* Strong grasp of NPD processes