Sr. Packaging Designer

Location San Diego, CA (Hybrid)
Starts February 2022
Duration 9 Months
Status Freelance
Rate DOE
Our household name and well-known retailer client is seeking a Sr. Packaging Designer to join their team on a freelance basis!

This rare opportunity is a 40/hr a week contract for 9 months.

Sr. Packaging Designer Responsibilities:
- Produce compelling and innovative package design solutions while understanding project initiatives and brand objectives
- Create brand identities that supports and differentiates the company
- Create Style Guides for new brands and ensure style guides for existing brands are updated
- Work with a team of production artists, brand managers, copywriters, and cross-functional partners to develop packages from concept to production
- Assist in directing the art design executed by production artists
- Art direct photo shoots (product and talent)
- Art direct in-house and outside resources (illustrators, photo re-touchers, and other artists) to develop elements of package
- Help manage and adhere to established schedules and budgets, while ensuring quality standards are met
- Present packaging concepts to team of product developers and merchants to gain alignment to meet timelines and budgets
- Work with outside vendor packaging engineers to create cohesive packaging/brand statement
- Communicate with China counterparts to ensure quality and integrity of package design is maintained through printing, production and onto shelf
- Ensure all proprietary brand packaging conforms to U.S. packaging regulations, as well as internal brand standards and guidelines

Sr. Packaging Designer Requirements:
- 5+ years of experience
- High proficiency in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator CC2017+
- Thorough understanding of die lines, print production and printing processes on a wide variety of packaging substrates
- Ability to manage multiple large-scale projects and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced retail environment
- Strong level of initiative and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
- Ability to give and take art direction
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

**The client is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for this position. If there is a bona fide medical or religious reason why you can not be vaccinated, you may contact If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to:

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