Mid-Level & Senior-Level Graphic Designers

 Mid-Level and Senior-Level Graphic Designers

Position Overview:

ArtSkills,Inc, is seeking talented, collaborative, and energetic Mid-Level Graphic Designers and Senior-Level Graphic Designers with strong package design and production experience to work in our growing, fast-paced, and dynamic Art Department in Bethlehem, PA. ArtSkills is a family owned, national company rooted in the art and craft consumer products industry. Our work environment promotes career growth, camaraderie, and a healthy work-life balance for all employees. The successful candidate will be an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker who strives for design excellence and enjoys challenges. This is an on-site position.


Major Responsibilities:

• Create new packaging design which effectively communicates products' contents, uses, and features, and maintains brand strength in the marketplace.

• Develop production-ready packaging and component artwork with a thorough and critical eye.

• Make recommendations on the best and most cost-effective ways to solve design challenges while maintaining brand aesthetic.

• Create packaging concepts, graphics, and any visual elements: sketches, prototypes, and comps.

• Lay out creative designs as required with quick turnaround time.

• Accept and implement Art Director's and Creative Director's corrections and suggestions.

• Effectively manage project timelines.

• Illustrate and communicate packaging concepts about our products.

• Determine appropriate means to produce the desired visual effect and production methods.

• Build and maximize relationships with cross-functional teams of Engineering, Marketing, and Overseas operations to ensure successful conceptualization, development, and execution of package design specifications.


Senior-Level Responsibilities also include:

• Organize and lead programs and support a team of mid-level and junior-level designers.

• Help mentor growth path of one or two less-experienced colleagues.

• Execute advanced designs and provide design-elevating suggestions to peers.


Qualifications:

• Mid-level designers should have 3 to 5 years, and senior-level designers should have 5+ years, of professional experience in Retail/Consumer Packaging Design and Production (overseas implementation experience needed). 

• Excellent knowledge of print production and press practices – Pantone vs. CMYK, how colors are laid on press.

• Extensive knowledge of dielines, layout and assembly of large-format displays and signage.

• Ability to identify cost-saving solutions for projects regarding the printing process.

• A track record of excellence in implementing brand and product marketing strategies through design.

• Proficiency in creating mechanical files for production in China.

• Ability to work independently on a variety of projects under time pressure.

• Ability to work collaboratively with team members, as well as mentor junior staff.

• BFA or higher in Graphic Design or related field.

• Strong MAC skills with extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

• Strong design skill set with high sensitivity to typography and layout.

• Excellent time-management, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills.

• Solid understanding of design and production processes, including engineering process.

• Positive work ethic.

• All candidates applying for this position must be authorized to work in the United States.

• Travel is not required.


Please send resume, salary requirements, and at least five .pdf samples of your best work (as attachments or with a link) to Ms. Tracy Fey. Please note that no one will be considered for this position without samples.

• Location: Bethlehem, PA.

• Compensation commensurate with experience, plus benefits, 401(k), and exceptional work environment.

• Job Type: Fulltime.

• Required education: Bachelor's Degree or higher.

• Required experience: 3 years for Mid-Level Graphic Designers; 5 years for Senior-Level Graphic Designers.