Senior Packaging Designer: Design Agency – Helderberg


Calling all power packaging specialists! We have a fabulous opportunity for a mid-senior Packaging Designer to join the team at a super Design studio in the Helderberg. The role will see you supporting the Creative team 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 under the management of the Creative Director and you’ll be working with a cross-functional team to deliver 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
  • Attend briefing meetings and represent the Creative team in project groups
  • Briefing and directing photographers, illustrators, designers, copywriters, and freelance resource where required
  • Representing the creative team and presenting creative work to cross-functional teams
  • To motivate other members of the wider creative team, generating fresh ideas
  • Sourcing and researching relevant information as required for projects
  • Attending exhibitions, conferences etc. as requested by the Creative Director
  • To be 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 with, directing and attending technical/production meetings to ensure quality standards and finishes are met
  • Working 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
  • To perform other Marketing related duties as assigned or requested by the manager
  • Responsible for maintaining the ethical standards of the agency at all times



The successful candidate must have/be:

  • BA/3-4 year Diploma/Degree in Visual Communication or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Packaging Graphic
  • Excellent ability to sketch concept/design ideas and/or layout before
  • translation/articulation using computer software
  • 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.
  • Above average communication skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in brief development and translation to concept
  • A passion for Design
  • Drive to win awards


 On application please attach your portfolio PDF and/or link to portfolio.


City: Helderberg, Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level: Mid-Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Chris1743
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