Packaging Designer - TEMP in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Seasonal/Temp
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/22/2018

Job Description

About Spin Master Corp.

 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 850 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

 

PACKAGING DESIGNER

 

Job Summary

 

Reporting to the Design Manager, this senior level design position is 70% execution and 30% conceptualization on new brand concepts and providing line extensions to new brands. The ideal candidate will be responsible for package design through production on 2 or more core brands and will be the main point of contact. The Packaging Designer works independently, requires little supervision and clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to packaging. This role will also support the Design Manager or Creative Director by providing line extensions to new brands. The Packaging Designer is also an active partner with the Brand Marketing team in setting packaging direction and recommending innovative solutions to packaging issues. In addition, the ideal candidate will also mentor junior staff. The candidate will be key contributor to the LA Packaging Team.

 

About Spin Master 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally.

 

Since 2000, Spin Master has received 92 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,600 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Create packaging design concepts that support brand strategy

  • Work with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables

  • Manage project timelines and maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail

  • Effectively communicate all project related progress, issues or concerns to Design Manager and to Project Management team in a timely and professional manner

  • Solicit creative direction from the Design Manager and Creative Director

  • Assist Design Manager and Brand Marketing team where required to develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations, new brand initiatives and trade shows

  • Collaborate with Structural Packaging Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents as necessary in the package development and approval process

  • Maintain knowledge of new technologies within your area of expertise

Job Requirements

Skills & Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the consumer products industry; toy package design preferred

  • Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or equivalent

  • Heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing and manual illustration a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat

  • A strong sense of design and good use of typography

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Understands packaging production and file preparation for print release

  • Good time management skills

  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines

  • Proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative and entrepreneurial environment