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Graphic Designer

Remuneration:R17000 - R26000 per month negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Provident Fund
Location:Cape Town, Tokai
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Cape Herb & Spice

Job description

Cape Herb & Spice is looking for a creative packaging designer to join our NPD team! A multi-talented designer that can create packaging solutions and beautiful artwork to create on-shelf magnificence.

  • Conceptualise new packaging solutions for spice, tea and gifting lines
  • Offer new ideas and concepts clearly and effectively
  • Creating top quality mockups and renders
  • Product photography and deep etching for presentations
  • Design of all packaging and labeling on dielines
  • Provide packaging suppliers and printers with accurate specs in order to get quotes, working to a budget.
  • DTP
  • Keep record of artwork changes and file print proofs
  • Ensure that all relevant people in the company are informed when there is a change to existing artwork or when new artwork will be coming in
  • Creating print-ready files to send to printers
  • Manage print-related tasks (ensuring colour standards are met and upheld, signing off of proofs and attending a print pass if necessary)
  • Organise and file all correspondence with regards to artwork
  • A passion for food and flavour (advantageous)
  • Able to work as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to explain and motivate design direction
  • Ability to take constructive criticism and collaborate
  • Self-motivated - must be able to work unsupervised
  • Willingness to go beyond the scope of standard duties
  • Able to stick to and meet deadlines while working on several projects
  • Brainstormer and conceptual thinker
  • Good DSLR photography skills

Company Description

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player and now employs over 500 people and operates over three sites in Cape Town. Centred around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.


  • Degree or diploma in graphic design. Preferably from AAA, Vega or Red and Yellow.
  • Specialisation or focus on packaging design.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Artistic flair and an eye for design
  • Strong interest in design and packaging trends
  • An affinity for flourishing under pressure, last minute demands and cryptic briefs
  • Reliable and flexible - maintains effectiveness in fast-moving and/changing environment and with varying task and responsibilities
  • Great problem solving skills
  • Strong technical knowledge base essential
  • A good understanding of the print and production process
  • Strong computer skills in Mac using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Understanding of packaging dielines and being able to envision flat artwork in 3D form
  • Ability to adjust dielines (advantageous)

Posted on 18 Jun 15:22

Therona Pillay

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