Packaging Designer/Production Artist - toys

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #61170 |
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Our client, a children's entertainment company, is seeking a Packaging Designer/Production Artist to join the Visual Branding team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Staff Designer on new brand initiatives and collaborates with Senior Creative and Brand management to set creative strategy on key brands and individual items
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Designers, Managers, Project Managers and Production Managers to ensure all deliverables are met for on-time schedule attainment
  • Responsible for branding and package design through production on core brands 70% of the time and works on other brands and/or new brand concepts 30% of the time
  • Working hands-on in design 80% of the time, and supporting in production seeing projects through 20% of the time
  • Solicits creative direction from the Staff Designer and Visual Branding team in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with Structural Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents, as necessary, in the product development and approval process
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and is considered a good role model
  • Partner with Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items
  • Delivers innovative results that support brand strategy
  • Works with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables
  • Works with project management to set priorities, schedules and assign projects
  • Manages the timelines of the projects assigned
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Effectively communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to the team and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner
  • Develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations, trade shows and new initiatives

Musts:

  • 6–10 years’ experience in the consumer products industry; toy design preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, (BFA) or equivalent; or 4 or more years related experience and / or training
  • Musts excellent communication skills, a proven track record of success and is considered to be a good role model for peers and subordinates and a brand ambassador for the company
  • Must have the ability to bring new and creative products to life from concept through to prototype development
  • Heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing, and manual illustration a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with strong graphic and typographic skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and time management skills
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to toy products and construction toy brands
  • Be innovative with a strong understanding of the consumer demographics
  • Sustainability and toy experience a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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