Description

  • Individual must be highly organized with fine attention to detail, have excellent time management skills, take initiative, and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • The Packaging Designer will help to build the brand in a clear, concise, efficient aesthetic that aligns to our mission to connect with our customer’s lives along with their loved ones. The packaging for our product tells its story in a tactile and emotional way.
  • Candidate’s portfolio must align to the design aesthetic of our products and merchandising.
  • This person will lead the packaging and merchandising recommendations to the product teams, artists, and sales team with comprehensive ideas and compelling proposals, while effectively managing professional relationships and communication.
  • They will create, manage and/or execute complete graphic design work from concept through development, including sketching, prototypes and developing templates for:
    • Product packaging, including box graphics, enclosure cards, cross-sell inserts, hangtags, header cards.
    • In-store signage, gift guides, merchandising/displayers and Point of Purchase materials to support in-store sell through of DEMDACO products.
    • Product line logos, under stamps, face papers, stickers, regulatory labeling, and mock-ups.
  • Familiarity with industry standards for printing and color is needed to provide in-house expertise in print production, color proofing and management. 
  • Costs will be managed within provided budgets.
  • The designer will communicate packaging direction to overseas or domestic agents and offices, and manage approvals.

Qualifications

Experience and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or industrial design is preferred.
  • 4+ years of experience in packaging design.
  • Showcase a strong portfolio with a variety of samples demonstrating creativity, attention to detail and knowledge of market and consumer trends.
  • Proficient knowledge of creative tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Knowledge of print production and processes and an understanding of their limitations.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal abilities, and project management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills needed to interact with in house team members along with Asia offices--including presenting concepts.
  • Product design and development experience in the giftware/home décor field preferred.
  • Strong creative typography skillset utilizing time relevant fonts and/or hand lettering capabilities

How to Apply

If you're interested in this position, please send your resume to Tim Fromm at tfromm@amp-careers.com

In order to be considered a candidate for this position, you must submit your resume/application and complete the Culture Index Survey below: https://www.cultureindex.com/c/9671A7 

DEMDACO

DEMDACO

5000 W. 134th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

About Us

Most people don’t realize that one of the most creative studios in the gift industry is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. We’re DEMDACO. We work with inspiring artists from all over the world and hire forward-thinking creatives who share our love for product and the feelings they can elicit. We’re not in the business of making "stuff." We’re driven by conducting business the way it ought to be; seeing things a little differently; and having fun while starting affirming conversations with consumers. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, stimulating, and yes, we have a good time. Our community of artists and creative partners also share our passion for making a positive impact in local communities. DEMDACO employees are encouraged to follow their passion for putting engaging product out into the world, while also supporting philanthropic and volunteer opportunities that make the world a better place. This is an exciting time to join DEMDACO. Recent milestones in its 20+ year history include initiatives to sell directly to consumers, rolling out a refreshed product aesthetic and continued financial growth. The DEMDACO brand seeks new product development innovators to participate in this high-energy momentum as we quickly expand our creations beyond the over 15,000 rooftops that currently carry our products. DEMDACO’s vision clearly states that "every product creates a conversation," and if you share our mission to lift the spirit by thinking of giftable product as a meaningful means to make someone’s day a little bit better, then we’d like to start a conversation with you. We’ve developed a uniquely-creative culture that values new thinking and fresh storytelling and we are looking to add an experienced Packaging Designer to our team. Do you have what it takes?