Senior Packaging Designer: Design Agency (314 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
Sep 25, 2018

Calling all power packaging graphic design specialists! We have a fabulous opportunity for a Senior Packaging Designer to join the team at a Design agency in Cape Town’s leafy suburbs. The role will see you supporting the Creative Director in developing creatively appealing, high-end award-winning packaging design solutions, which are to brief, budget and time. You’ll get the chance to manage your own projects and work alongside a team of high-quality packaging designers.  You’ll be part of a cross-functional team delivering creative communications that meet the brief. If you’re a Graphic Designer with a sound understanding of the FMCG packaging sector as well as an interest in shopper behaviour, we want to hear from you!


  • Working with the Design studio team to translate written briefs into creatively appealing and commercially viable Packaging Design solutions which consider all markets where appropriate, in line with Brand/Creative Direction and to budget and time, and with the utmost attention to detail
  • To manage individual projects
  • Attending briefing meetings
  • Briefing and directing photographers, illustrators, designers, copywriters, and freelance resources as and when required
  • Generating fresh ideas
  • Sourcing and researching relevant information as required for projects
  • Fully aware and up to date with current developments and trend in Packaging Design
  • Keep up to date with current technologies
  • Undertaking special Creative projects as required by the Creative Director
  • Liaising, directing, and attending technical/production meetings, liaising with external suppliers when required to ensure quality standards are met
  • Continually building knowledge and awareness of material/Design limitations and solutions to aid in developing viable Design solutions
  • Responsible for maintaining the ethical standards at all times

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • 3-4 year Diploma/Degree in Visual Communication or equivalent
  • Minimum 6-7 years’+ experience in Packaging Graphic Design
  • Excellent Mac skills
  • Excellent creative crafting skills – ideas, typology, layout, colour, composition, materials etc.
  • Good knowledge of Artwork/Repro/Print processes
  • Experience in developing commercially viable creative concepts and delivering to brief in a Design studio environment
  • 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.
  • Good communication skills
  • A passion for Design

On application please forward a link to portfolio or PDF


Salary: Negotiable