Design Director at Affinity Creative Group

Posted on: 09/09/2021

Location: Vallejo, CA (ON-SITE)

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Tags: photoshop illustrator

### Job description Design Director Affinity Creative Group is looking for an exceptionally talented, experienced packaging design director to join our branding and packaging design team. We are a tight-knit group of passionate creatives seeking a confident, inspired individual who values collaboration, thinks strategically, and meets client objectives with fresh, idea-driven solutions that have a high level of polish. Our projects range from refreshing major national brands, to developing break-through new brand concepts The right candidate will have 7+ years of experience designing consumer packaging in premium and luxury categories. Alcoholic beverage category experience is a plus. A positive, can-do attitude, adherence to project schedules and budgets, a clear and positive communication style and presentation skills are all prerequisites for this important position. Essential Skills and Experience • At least 7+ years of experience in high-end packaging consultancies working on a variety of premium and luxury branding projects • Ability to interpret business needs and client briefs and turn them into clear, compelling, and inspiring creative solutions. • Be a strong communicator – both verbally and written – especially when it comes to relaying creative ideas and concepts to colleagues and clients. • Author and lead persuasive client presentations, as well as internal brainstorming sessions and crits, navigating feedback and being comfortable answering questions with thoughtfulness. • Ability to oversee projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, interacting with clients, and coordinating with internal teams. • An understanding of consumer behavior as well as ability to understand complex client issues • Working with strategists to develop strategic design solutions • An exceptional eye for detail and outstanding typographic skills • Excellent style and design sensibilities • Strong sketching and ideation skills • Thorough knowledge and understanding of printing embellishments • Expert level skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop • Ability to work under tight deadlines and schedules • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Highly detail oriented • Thrives on design challenges and taking creativity to the next level • Understand the importance of meeting client objectives while achieving award-winning creative work