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Sr Adaptive Designer-Packaging

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  SGK Americas

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017

Req ID:  9564

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


The Sr Adaptive Designer (Packaging) utilizes strong conceptual thinking and design knowledge to translate client briefs and ideas into design concepts for multiple clients and brands. A successful designer in this role will visualize and develop solutions for CPG packaging and related marketing materials while working with other team members to achieve project goals.
This position works closely with the Creative Director and the creative and account teams to build high-quality digital files following existing brand standards and internal workflow protocol. The Sr Adaptive Designer supports the creative team including more junior designers with technical problem-solving in the development of design elements and layouts while ensuring deliverables are completed in an efficient manner - on time and on budget.


• Participates in design projects from the concept phase through successful completion.
• Develops and implements visual elements or creative concepts for project deliverables.
• Integrates images, text, motion, etc. with a great sense of aesthetics, while executing against the brand style guide or client brief.
• Meets and ensures high-quality standards consistently for all assigned deliverables.
• Attends client meetings as necessary.
• Creates strong and effective internal partnerships, working closely with ACDs and CD as well as collaborating across the business.
• Proactively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Supports profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned creative design activities.


•    Conducts market research to stay up to date on market trends and new design developments.
•    Works with creative teams to direct photoshoots, illustration, etc. for design projects.
•    Recommends improvements in creative design concepts, tools, processes, and/or assigned tasks to management.
•    Advises Designers and Jr Designers throughout project deliverables.
•    Additional duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field.
• 4+ years of previous packaging production art experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
• Solid understanding of effective creative design practices, trends, techniques, tools, and processes, across various touchpoints (e.g. packaging, in-store, online, mobile, print, direct, etc.)
• Proficient with design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat are a must)
• A high degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook, and Internet applications.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients.
• Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
• Ability to work with and influence peers and management. Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting.


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

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Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo