New Directions Packaging/Full-time

Sydney

Posted 17 Nov 2021

Closes 17 Dec 2021

New Directions Packaging has a proud history of providing innovative and superior retail packaging solutions to businesses and brands all over the world. We are currently seeking a Graphic Designer, preferably with experience in Packaging Design and a sound knowledge of print processes, to join the team on a permanent, full-time basis. You will be working closely with all members of the Packaging team, as well as another Graphic Designer, in a fast-paced but friendly environment.

Key responsibilities and tasks in this role include:

  • Design and execute custom packaging designs in a range of formats for a wide variety of clients and in-house projects
  • Custom dieline and template generation
  • Set-up print-ready artwork for press and production
  • Liaise with local and international suppliers across multiple industries, including artwork proofing and approvals
  • Creative development of Logos and Branding
  • Digital artwork creation for multiple applications (eg. website, social media, EDMs/newsletters)
  • Design across a variety of other channels including marketing collateral, promotional material, internal and external communications.

 

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • A tertiary qualification in Design and/or relevant industry experience
  • High level of proficiency in layout, scale and typography
  • Impeccable attention to detail with responsibility for ensuring your work is without errors – have a keen eye and are comfortable to proof-check what you design
  • Precision in artwork set-up and file-saving in correct formats for print and digital projects
  • Maintaining consistency of brand identity
  • Confident communicator, both written and verbal, who can contribute ideas as well as take direction
  • Self-motivated to work autonomously and manage time efficiently
  • Organised – accuracy in file-saving and adherence to database management system
  • Demonstrated experience through portfolio of relevant work
  • Understanding and interest in trends in Design and Packaging, as well as popular culture

 

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Suite – strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills are a must!
  • Using Microsoft Office in a PC environment

 

DESIRABLE, BUT NOT ESSENTIAL:

  • Experience with FMCG, Retail, E-tail, Skincare and/or Beauty
  • Understanding of digital design for websites (basic coding/HTML/CSS/Shopify) and social media
  • Motion Graphics or Animation experience (Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Copywriting skills will be looked upon favourably – we’d love to see some clever and witty words from you.

 

We are located in Marrickville, in Sydney’s Inner West, and work together in a contemporary open-plan office space. We are a close-knit and friendly team, and we’d love to hear from you!

 

To apply for this role, please provide a copy of your CV, a cover letter to introduce yourself, and a PDF portfolio or website link.

Closing Date: Friday 4 December 2021, to start ASAP.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please email Rachel at rachelc@newdirections.com.au.