Senior Packaging Designer: Design Agency – Stellenbosch

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Calling all power packaging specialists! We have a fabulous opportunity for a senior Packaging Designer to join the team at a super Design studio in Stellenbosch. We’re looking for a conceptual thinker who is strategically minded with packaging design experience. 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 an experienced Graphic Designer with a sound understanding of the FMCG packaging sector and working with big brands, 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 as required by the Creative Director
  • Attend briefing meetings and represent the Creative team in project groups
  • Briefing and directing photographers, illustrators, designers, copywriters, and freelance resource where required to produce creative materials
  • 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 trends in packaging
  • 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 in Packaging/Graphic Design/Related or equivalent desirable
  • Excellent ability to sketch concept/design ideas and/or layout before translation/articulation using computer software
  • Excellent Mac skills, fully conversant with In-Design, Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop to visualising/retouching standard
  • Excellent creative crafting skills – ideas, typology, layout, colour, composition, materials etc
  • Excellent illustration skills both in traditional medium and computer-generated packages
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience on working with cross-functional teams in brief development and translation to concept
  • Passion for design and the drive to win awards
Please submit a PDF/link to a relevant portfolio along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

City: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Chris2208