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Design Director

Calyx Containers k

Boston, MA

Apr 7
Job Description

Calyx Containers Overview:
Calyx Containers exists to solve some of the largest problems facing modern dispensaries and cannabis brands: packaging and inventory management. We have developed a full suite of products including packaging for flower, concentrates, joints, and complementary branding solutions - making it easier for industries requiring child-resistant packaging to be compliant in an aesthetically pleasing and efficient manner. With all of our products and many brands built from the ground up, we are delivering on our promise to improve the way that businesses are run in the legal cannabis industry and beyond. Join us as we empower the legal cannabis market and our clients to delight their users, build brands they love and thrive in our nascent industry.

Job Overview:
As our Design Director, you'll inspire and captivate others with designs that showcase the evolution of their brand across our ecosystem of products. You will act as a role model to our current Design Team and push design boundaries to realize innovate yet brand sensitive ideas. You're right for this role if you love all aspects of design, and are deeply passionate about well-crafted experiences; if you care just as deeply about human language as you do about form and function, always keeping a consumer first mindset; and if you can't wait to build an effective team.

What you will do:
-Champion and drive high-quality work for all design efforts of our firm and our clients
-Build and lead a team of talented graphic designers, providing mentorship to broaden their skills and support their career growth, conducting performance reviews, critiquing work, and recruiting top talent
-Nurture, develop and own the evolution of our design systems and/or pattern libraries, collaborating cross-functionally to define and implement
-Actively participate, and occasionally lead, initial phases of strategic initiatives
-Proactively identify and contribute ideas as a catalyst for driving positive change

Requirements:
-7 years of relevant experience, preferably for an agency
-3 years of management experience
-Left- and right-brained ability to solve problems
-Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
-Innovative thinking, empathy, and a desire to continuously learn and evolve
-Direct a growing team of designers of all levels
-BFA/BA degree with an emphasis in Art, Graphic Design, HCI, etc. MFA is a plus
-Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

In order to be considered, you must include a link to your portfolio or a PDF of work samples.

No matter who you are, Calyx Containers is a place you can call home. We're a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Calyx Containers - and world - for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Calyx Containers

Calyx Containers exists to solve some of the largest problems facing modern dispensaries and cannabis brands: packaging and inventory management. We have developed a full suite of products including packaging for flower, concentrates, joints, and complementary branding solutions - making it easier for industries requiring child-resistant packaging to be compliant in an aesthetically pleasing and efficient manner. With all of our products and many brands built from the ground up, we are delivering on our promise to improve the way that businesses are run in the legal cannabis industry and beyond. Join us as we empower the legal cannabis market and our clients to delight their users, build brands they love and thrive in our nascent industry.