Packaging Graphic Designer
Creative Education of Canada, Inc.
Point Edward, ON

Creative Education of Canada, Inc. is a vastly successful dress-up and costume business which manufactures award-winning toys, and is an innovative leader in the pretend-play market for children. It is a privately held, family run business, which has seen continual growth from Domestic and International customers with an appetite for innovative, high quality, and affordable product.

Job Description:

The role of Packaging Graphic Designer is essential to our Product/Packaging development. The individual in this position is responsible for developing, conceptualizing and executing packaging requirements for new and existing products. This position is part of a team who values superior attention to detail, exceptional customer service, high level of design and consistently strives to meet deadlines with error-free work. The Packaging Graphic Designer is responsible for maintaining the brand image and working within the brand guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all artwork documents and files for new and reoccurring purchase orders
  • Design, develop and execute retail packaging concepts and artwork
  • Create dieline packaging mock ups/prototypes
  • Design and order corporate stationary, as required (i.e. business cards, posters, signage)
  • Collaborate with the design team to organize and manage brand packaging vision
  • Collaborate with Safety, Design and Purchasing to provide all required legal panel information on packaging
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance Coordinator to ensure packaging accuracy of samples and goods received
  • Assist Sales and Marketing teams with graphic related requests
  • Maintain packaging style and specification guides

Qualifications:

  • Minimum education of three (3) years formal Graphic Design or Design related program
  • Proficient on Macintosh system and related software including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel,
  • Good organizational and project management skills plus superior attention to detail

Required Characteristics:

  • Ability to think creatively and express ideas through visual concepts, brainstorming sessions and presentations
  • Ability to consistently track information and apply it where required
  • Capable of setting up and accurately editing/proofreading artwork for print
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills, with a sense of urgency and commitment to meet timelines
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written)
  • Attention to detail
  • Competent in balancing workload of multiple projects
  • Must be ambitious, flexible, tenacious and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where you can expect the unexpected
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment

Core Competencies:

  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal and uses resources effectively and efficiently. Arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Planning: Accurately scopes our length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions. Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; able to learn new skills and knowledge. Good at learning a new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge - like Internet technology. Does well in technical courses and seminars.
  • Written Communication: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Formal Graphic Design or Design Program: 3 years (Required)
  • Illustrator: 3 years (Required)
  • Photoshop: 3 years (Preferred)