Packaging Production Artist

Job title: Packaging Production Artist
Contract type: Freelance
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 407167
Contact name: Makena Neuhoff
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Job Description:

You will be responsible for execution of packaging artwork from approved concept to finished product.

This includes but is not limited to:

• Partnering with creative project managers on the reception of, creation, and turnover of assets

• Placing artwork and copy according to layout standards and any applicable regulatory parameters

• Applying appropriate (chosen) specifications for printing in mechanicals

• Creating accurate, print-ready production files, ensuring that vendors have comprehensive production direction on all jobs

• Partnering with project managers to effectively deliver projects for production on-time by meeting milestones

• Coordinating match print production and comp creation, as needed, internally and externally with project managers

• Working with creative project managers on reviews, revisions, and approvals of files for production release

• Reviewing both digital and print proofs and preparing them for office reviews

• Documenting any recommended/required changes

• Contribute to the development of packaging design standards and templates by acting as a gatekeeper of consistency throughout the layout of products

• Assist with the production of printed collateral (press releases, retail signage, etc.) as needed

• Work cross-functionally within the creative department and project management to ensure the smooth execution of projects

• Manage color accuracy throughout the packaging library

• Assist in digital retouching and color correction as needed

• Collaborate with creative project manager team and product/packaging development team to ensure proper turnover of assets pending vendor’s specifications

• Review die line against white sample and comp mockup to ensure die line accuracy

• Ensure that mechanical released files match the most comprehensive approved copy

• Assist with additional projects/assignments as directed by your manager


Who You Are:

You are able to learn quickly and take initiative, as our company is dynamic and ever-evolving.

To succeed in this position, the following qualities are paramount:

• Organized and detail oriented

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; highly collaborative, thrives in a small team environment

• Strong time and project management skills; ability to juggle multiple pressing priorities with ease and quickly adapt to changes

• High level of professionalism and integrity

• Self-motivated, resourceful and takes initiative

• Positive and upbeat demeanor



• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience

• 4+ years of professional work experience as a Packaging Production Designer in consumer packaged goods, ideally in beauty or food

• Strong understanding of print production and setting up art mechanicals, specifically for packaging, including printing & technical expertise for materials, inks and printing techniques

• Elevated design aesthetic and exceptional typography skills

• Experience with multilingual packaging design, global executions

• Highly proficient in Adobe CC – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

• Experience working with Smartsheets, Basecamp, and other project management tools, BOX and DAM Systems

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