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Design Director

Affinity Creative Group k

Vallejo, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

Sep 8
Job Description

Design Director

Affinity Creative Group is looking for an exceptionally talented, experienced packaging design director to join our branding and packaging design team. We are a tight-knit group of passionate creatives seeking a confident, inspired individual who values collaboration, thinks strategically, and meets client objectives with fresh, idea-driven solutions that have a high level of polish. Our projects range from refreshing major national brands, to developing break-through new brand concepts

The right candidate will have 7+ years of experience designing consumer packaging in premium and luxury categories. Alcoholic beverage category experience is a plus. A positive, can-do attitude, adherence to project schedules and budgets, a clear and positive communication style and presentation skills are all prerequisites for this important position.


Essential Skills and Experience
• At least 7+ years of experience in high-end packaging consultancies working on a variety of premium and luxury branding projects
• Ability to interpret business needs and client briefs and turn them into clear, compelling, and inspiring creative solutions.
• Be a strong communicator – both verbally and written – especially when it comes to relaying creative ideas and concepts to colleagues and clients.
• Author and lead persuasive client presentations, as well as internal brainstorming sessions and crits, navigating feedback and being comfortable answering questions with thoughtfulness.
• Ability to oversee projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, interacting with clients, and coordinating with internal teams.
• An understanding of consumer behavior as well as ability to understand complex client issues
• Working with strategists to develop strategic design solutions
• An exceptional eye for detail and outstanding typographic skills
• Excellent style and design sensibilities
• Strong sketching and ideation skills
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of printing embellishments
• Expert level skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and schedules
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Highly detail oriented
• Thrives on design challenges and taking creativity to the next level
• Understand the importance of meeting client objectives while achieving award-winning creative work

Application Details

Please email resume and brief cover letter, as well as portfolio information. (note, please no phone calls. We will review all potential candidates and respond via email)