Graphic Designer (Packaging)

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Employer - Ardene
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WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1982, Ardene is the ultimate value fashion destination in North America and beyond. With 400+ stores in Canada, an expanding international presence, and a growing ecommerce business at ardene.com, the company is inspired by the ever-changing world of its customers. Ardene believes that fashion shouldn’t be exclusive or intimidating – it should be real, and it should be celebrated with youthful confidence and fearless enthusiasm. The company’s mission is to connect with customers by offering unique and inspiring fashion experiences at the best price.
WHO YOU ARE: You are smart, energetic and team-oriented. Recognized for your organizational skills, you focus on results and own what you do every step of the way.
As graphic designer for the packaging department, you will partner with the other packaging designer and report into the Packaging Project Manager. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work closely with Apparel, Footwear, and the Accessories departments in creating all labels, hangtags, and special packaging for all products.
Develop and complete packaging designs from beginning to production-ready.
Manage artwork and timelines for each project to ensure they are completed on time, and create relevant memos.
Research packaging trends, colors, fonts, etc.
Present design concepts in a clear and concise manner.
Mock up packaging samples for presentations.
Have an in-depth understanding of market trends and the ability to transfer them into strong design solutions.
Follow the brand guidelines and vision for the company to ensure all packaging concepts are aligned with the creative direction.
Handle minor revisions to packaging layout, copy, legal, etc.
Communicate with overseas vendors if and when needed.
Maintain the organization of files and samples.
Stay current on trends, art, and graphics techniques.
Visit stores on a monthly basis to ensure that packaging initiatives are being used properly and work well in store environment.
Other projects/tasks as assigned. Exigences du poste
Requirements:
Certificate or graduate diploma in graphic design.
5-6 years’ experience in a graphic design role. Packaging retail design an asset.
Strong proficiency InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.
Experience in a retail marketing environment a strong asset.
Strong sense of creativity, innovation and positive attitude.
Ability to multi-task while being meticulous, thorough and detailed.
Ability to manage a project from start to finish, meet strict deadlines and manage time efficiently.
Bilingual (English and French) both written and spoken.
Strong organizational and planning skills with a strong ability to prioritize.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Enjoys working in a fast-paced demanding environment.


GROW WITH US! Apply today and join our fun and thriving organization.
Ardene is committed to employment equity. Only those whose candidacy has been retained will be contacted.


Location - Canada
Date Posted - 08 Aug 2019
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