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Creative Director, Packaging

Company: Cricut
Location: South Jordan
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAboutTogether we make. Come make with us.OverviewAbout us.At Cricut, we believe that we're all born makers. When we built our first cutting machine, we saw the potential for a simple yet powerful tool to completely transform the way people craft, design, and DIY. Since then, we continue to innovate with new machines, platforms, materials, and tools, but that's just what we do. Who we are is a bustling worldwide community, a means for connection, and an outlet for unbridled creativity. Join us as we place the power of handmade into the hands of ALL.LifeLove your work. And your coworkers.Our company is made up of A+ human beings. We ask tough questions, entertain ideas outside of our own, and work together to make something bigger than ourselves. With Cricut growing in China, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, as well as Europe and South America, we're on an unstoppable roll, satisfying that innate creative itch around the world. We train, develop, and celebrate great work with hallway high fives and promotions within. We also throw the world's best Halloween party.Enjoy incredible perks.We take care of our team. From outstanding medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, to pet insurance, 401K match, life insurance, incentive programs, paid time off, on-site massages, phenomenal work-life balance, and employee discounts, we offer the best benefits package in the DIY consumer electronics industry. Period.Like what you see? We can't wait to meet you.Job DescriptionThe Packaging Creative Director is an incredible opportunity to play an integral role in producing premium packaging design solutions for a world-class brand. We are looking for a director-level packaging designer and leader to be responsible for the conception, design development, and production of innovative package design and marketing solutions at a global scale. The ideal candidate has in-depth knowledge of structural engineering, packaging design, mechanicals/pre-press, and production; takes pride in the details of execution, and is a true expert in the packaging space. Passion for connecting brand strategy and design to the consumer user experience is critical. Must possess highly developed conceptual and communication skills, ability to create compelling and scalable visual design layouts/systems, manage multiple creative projects, mentor designers, manage overseas production, and deliver quality work on short deadlines in a fast-paced environment. A portfolio of packaging experience is a pre-requisite for this position. ResponsibilitiesManage creative process, timeline, and communication with key stakeholders Direct, manage, and mentor a small team of packaging production designers, contractors, and agencies Work with Product Managers and manufacturers to collect and gather all necessary package and product specifications, printing information, limitations, etc. Partner and collaborate with product managers, industrial designers, copy writers, and cross functional teams from concept to print proofs Illustrate design concepts and ideas through sketches and design applications Be hands-on and concept, create, execute impactful, innovative design solutions Monitor project progress by working with Project Managers to ensure projects meet scope, timeline, budget and quality goals Construct packaging prototypes based on design concepts Expertly create & manipulate print dielines Deliver flawless mechanicalsEstablish and input packaging specs into the PLM systemExecute retouching, manipulation and color correction for photography when needed Work with overseas factories to establish milestone dates and conduct press checks to ensure high quality output Work with photographers as needed for e-commerce and packaging photography Manage and traffic all packaging mock-ups for internal reviews and sales presentationsCarefully proof all package design files including variable copy, UPCs, distribution, compliance information, logo application and colorOrganize, route and facilitate approvals on all proofs throughout the design & development process (design brief, initial concepts, mechanicals, film proofs) Track, archive, and maintain all incoming art files and hard copies QualificationsWell-versed in best practices for print and packaging Experience art directing, managing, and mentoring teams and agencies Detailed oriented, accurate multi-tasker Excellent typographical and layout skills Strong team player who can work well in a cross functional team environment Highly self-motivated, independent thinker with a positive attitude Outstanding communication skills with excellent organizational and follow-up skillsRequirements BA or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Minimum of 10 years of packaging design experience, preferably with established CPG brands either at a design firm, brand agency or in-house creative group Must have expertise in production, pre-press printing processes and color breakdowns Proficient in Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign/Macintosh OSX and Microsoft Office Suite Knowledge of DIY and craft industry a plusAdditional InformationWhat to Do Next: Please attach your resume, cover letter and include links to your portfolio or other social presence. If you want to show your super powers in other ways - include that information too. You can be sure that Cricut is an employer who values individuality, equality and diversity, so tell us what you're all about. If you are a Maker or a DIY enthusiast, whether you think you are a good one or not, we would love to hear about it when you send us your information.Cricut is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. This position is contingent on successfully completing a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Cricut participates in E-Verify.Videos To Watch

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