Senior Designer - Gifting & Homeware

Recruiter
CSG
Location
England, London
Salary
Additional Benefits
Posted
06 Jun 2018
Closes
04 Jul 2018
Ref
AI060612
Contact
Anie Iqbal
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


CSG are partnered with a Design-led, gift brand who are looking for an experienced creative product and packaging designer to lead their creative team.

You will have a least 6 years+ of working as a Senior Designer within a creative wholesale environment and will have designed gift products for retailers including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots, John Lewis, Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins.

Responsibilities:
  • Taking on complete ownership of projects, generating new and original designs based on briefs and emerging
  • Working closely with Directors to decide plan for design and implement
  • Reviewing the target market ensuring products and packaging suit the voice of the brand and target retailers
  • Taking responsibility for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with account managers and product developers within business inspiring new designs/ranges coming through
  • Producing factory ready designs to brief, for both product and product packaging, both structural and
  • Delivering a variety of design disciplines -­‐ Illustrative, typographic and
  • Preparing presentations for sales team to present to retailers in UK and all-round world taking
  • Regularly comp shopping the retail markets to take inspiration to keep products fresh and unique
  • Ensuring the Product Development team is kept fully informed of progress made against set objectives and deadlines
  • Working across the company marketing material ensuring voice and
  • As the business grows and develops, you will need to build a talented team to support you and the requirements of the business


Ideal Candidate:
  • 6+ years design experience within consumer products sector
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Suite package (adobe illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign)
  • Experience of designing successful retail products and packaging, within the gift sector.
  • Experience briefing work with the Far East and Europe suppliers
  • Must be able to show a broad creative portfolio of work, including product and packaging examples at interview.
  • Ability to work within a small but growing business environment and have demonstrated people management skills
  • It would be beneficial for applicants to already have experience working as a designer for a gift wholesale company.




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