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Friday, July 29, 2011

Graphic/Packaging Designer

Travelon is a leading manufacturer in the travel accessories industry. Founded in 1978, Travelon has been making Travel Easier™ for more than 30 years.
In addition to its branded line of travel accessories, Travelon is a product design and sourcing company with expertise in cut-and-sew/soft-goods, injection molding and wire fabrication.

POSITION OVERVIEW:The Graphic/Packaging Designer will be responsible for photographing products, cleaning, sizing and maintaining product images, solving packaging needs by designing structurally sound packaging solutions that meet merchandising needs, creating and producing layouts for presentations, catalogs, and sell-sheets. The Graphic/Packaging Designer will work closely with the VP of Marketing in the development of graphic communications that enhance the sales of products while establishing and reinforcing the Company’s brand image.

- Works with marketing, product management, and design to create and execute graphics and packaging projects from beginning to end following timelines and ensuring deadlines are met
- Develops packaging that has structural integrity, that communicates product’s benefits while, reinforcing the company’s brand identity to increase product’s sell-through at retail.
- Be able to develop structurally sound package solutions utilizing various mediums including chipboard, sulfite board, corrugated, clam shells, blister packs, acetate and other materials.
- Knowledge of package manufacturing processes and capable of generating detailed packaging specs. Must have experience re-thinking package designs with new, innovative visions.
- Prepare images for the Product Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service teams (clean surfaces, color correct, remove duplicates, name files, create clipping paths).
- Prop and direct product photography to visually communicate the product’s best features
- Design, review and maintain typography, layout, color, copy, and images for Company support materials.
- Researches and identifies packaging trends and materials.
- Create planograms for merchandising
- Design and engineer visual merchandising tools, including posters, graphic panels, and POP displays
- Proficiency in 3-D modeling. Knowledge and experience with CAD programs a plus.
- Other duties as assigned

- Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or extensive design experience
- Minimum 2 years graphic design experience, preferably within a consumer products company
- Must possess creative and innovative sketching, design and conceptualization skills
- Must have strong photography skills with an outstanding visual style
- Self disciplined and self-directed with the ability to manage multiple projects and be able to take creative direction well
- Have the proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment both individually and as part of the team
- Ideal candidates will have a strong organizational sense with an attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize and strategize solutions under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines
- Proficient in PC & Mac System, Adobe Creative Suite, and entire Microsoft Office package: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Access, HTML language
- Experience in designing , POP programs, web layouts with and understanding of digital formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PDF, Etc.
- Dreamweaver, Flash and digital image manipulation helpful!
- Appropriate certification and/or affiliation with packaging industry organizations, such as CPIT or CPP (Certified Packaging Professional), a plus!

Apply Via Email

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a fast-paced environment and meet the stated qualifications, please send your cover letter, MS-Word resume along a sample portfolio of your work in .pdf or .jpeg format to Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

NOTE: Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply.

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