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Senior Creative/Head of Studio - Packaging Design

Remuneration:Market related 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior

Job description

Calling award-winning senior packaging graphic designers or those who want to win awards…

Do you have five to seven years' packaging design experience (non-negotiable) combined with good leadership and mentorship skills?

Want to work for a leading brand and packaging design studio in SA?

The role is based in Johannesburg.

Key responsibilities
  • Work with the creative team to translate written briefs into creatively appealing and commercially viable packaging design solutions - considering all markets where appropriate, in-line with brand/creative direction and to budget and time, and with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Attend briefing meetings and represent the creative team in project groups
  • Brief and direct photographers, illustrators, designers, copywriters, and freelance resource where required to produce creative materials
  • Represent the creative team and present creative work to cross-functional teams
  • Motivate other members of the wider creative team, generating fresh ideas
  • Source and research relevant information as required for projects
  • Attend exhibitions/conferences as requested by GM to be aware and up to date with current developments and trend in design
  • Keep up to date with current trends in packaging
  • Undertake special creative projects
  • Liaise with, direct and attend technical/production meetings to ensure quality standards and finishes are met
  • Work with external suppliers to ensure quality standards and finishes are met
  • Continually build knowledge and awareness of material/design limitations and solutions to aid in developing viable design solutions – working with closely with the Production team, finished art team and external suppliers



  • Graphic design qualification
  • Five to seven years' packaging design experience (non-negotiable)
  • Excellent Mac and Adobe skills
  • Excellent creative crafting skills – ideas, typology, layout, colour, composition, materials
  • Excellent illustration skills both in traditional medium and computer generated packages in order to sketch concept/design ideas and or/layout
  • Good knowledge of artwork/repro/print processes
  • Experience in developing commercially viable creative concepts and delivering to brief in a design studio environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging development
  • Experience in contributing to creative strategy
  • Good understanding and appreciation of product/pack material limitations and solutions and of new/recyclable materials
  • Knowledge of 3D rendering/packages will be advantageous.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Team player – working with cross-functional teams in brief development and translation to concept

Please include a link to your online portfolio showcasing your best packaging design work.

Posted on 21 Apr 11:56

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Ivy Farrell
Ivy Farrell Recruitment

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