Packaging Graphic Designer
Kikkerland is the world's leading gift brand. With renowned designer collaborations and a strong in house design team, Kikkerland creates a wide range of products that make life more enjoyable. We are looking for a curiously inventive and talented graphic designer to join our design team in New York. The designer will be working on packaging design, advertising and tradeshow collateral.
BFA in Illustration or Graphic Design.
3+ years of design experience, including creating dielines and prototypes.
Creative problem solving and analytical skills, and meticulous eye for detail.
Strong understanding of the typography and playful aesthetic.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Understanding of current print production processes.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Team player mentality and the ability to interact professionally in a business setting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to draw or do hand lettering a plus.
Create eye-catching artwork that tells a story, using Illustrator & Photoshop.
Conceptualize using shape, color, typography to create attention-grabbing design (packaging) that is functional and appealing.
Develop print-ready artwork for product packaging and POP displays for mass production.
Interpret and implement brand guidelines throughout all print material.
Review and implement feedback from Sales and Marketing departments.
Produce physical packaging mock-ups and renderings as needed.
Coordinate production of packaging with overseas factories while adhering to deadlines.
Review and approve digital proofs, pre-production and packaging samples.
Design, update, and assist on printed matter and digital assets including catalogs, look-books, sales and marketing materials, presentations and tradeshow graphics.
Design web-based materials including web banners, emailers, newsletters, social media campaigns.
Collaborate with the design team to ensure designs are consistent with the Kikkerland brand.
Collaborate with sales, marketing, purchasing and production teams.
Keep up to date with latest cultural, market and consumer trends.
Understand the brand’s key merchandising values that set Kikkerland apart from the competition.