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Sr Packaging Designer

Brand:  Equator
Company:  Pure Equator US Inc
Line of Business:  Schawk

Chicago, IL, US, 60606



Equator Design, Inc. seeks a Senior Packaging Designer (Multiple Openings) to work in Chicago, IL, and be responsible for designing creative packaging concepts that effectively communicate product attributes in a visual manner. specific duties will include: (i) leading design process, including sketching, creating mood boards and mockups; (ii) determining materials and producing finish reference charts that meet market and physical specifications; (iii) designing and delivering functional branding by creating layouts and illustrations for a wide range of packaging products; (iv) understanding design objectives, targeted consumers and consumer behavior patterns; (v) collaborating with project teams and key stakeholders to direct a project to brand vision; (vi) delivering illustrations, photo manipulations, and typography using digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs; (vii) facilitating clients product visions by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping, and showcasing mockups for a wide range of packaging products; (viii) ensuring high quality standards for creative design deliverables and reviewing designs for accuracy before printing or publishing; (ix) identifying design problems/flaws and implementing practical creative solutions that meet client specifications; (x) taking smart risks championing new ideas and presenting creative concepts to clients; (xi) optimizing designs for different materials and print specifications; and (xii) preparing and directing photography and art takes.


Must have bachelors degree in graphic design or fine arts or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelors degree in graphic design or fine arts plus five (5) years of experience in graphic design for packaging.


Experience must include developing graphic design strategies, including analyzing, researching and developing visual solutions.


Must know (from any completed university-level coursework, trade school, seminars, workshops, or real-world, hands-on experience): flexography; lithography; rotogravure; dry offset; and computer programs (photoshop, illustrator, and indesign). Portfolio required.


Apply at: equator-design.com

Equator is a retail brand design agency that is part of SGK. SGK is a global leader in the design of high performance marketing ecosystems, the creation of content that scales consumer experiences with brands, and the integration of technologies to enable collaborative digital networks. SGK is a Matthews International company.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago