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Tropic Skincare
Senior Packaging Designer
London + Hybrid
Full Time


London + Hybrid




1 month ago

Senior Packaging Designer

Does your passion for skincare extend beyond the surface? Are you an innovative crafter of eco-friendly masterpieces, with a design flair for premium beauty?

We’re looking for a highly skilled Senior Packaging Designer to lead a small team of packaging designers and innovate in the design of our skincare and beauty product categories.

Combining your passions for clean beauty and sustainable packaging, your mission will be to sculpt captivating packaging that’s kind to the planet, aligns with our brand, and feels pure luxury. This role is pivotal in shaping the aesthetic and functional aspects of our packaging, ensuring sustainability and luxury are at the forefront.

Please include a link to your packaging design portfolio if you wish to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead design initiatives for Tropic’s entire product range, including core, limited edition, and branded items.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to our packaging design team, fostering a creative and collaborative environment.
  • Conceptualise, design, and deliver innovative packaging solutions for various products and special projects.
  • Develop and present compelling packaging concepts, graphical treatments, and material selections to the design team and Creative Director.
  • Regularly update and refine packaging design guidelines, ensuring best practices and high standards are maintained.
  • Meticulously review packaging samples, print artwork, and proofs to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Adhere to creative schedules and project requirements, demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Engage in special projects and cross-functional collaborations, with a particularly focusing on sustainability initiatives to minimise packaging waste.
  • Deeply understand the technical aspects of print and packaging formats (e.g., bottles, labels, tubes, cartons) to ensure feasibility and effectiveness.
  • Work closely with departments such as New Product Development (NPD), marketing, and creative teams to ensure a cohesive and consistent brand image across all products.
  • Translate Tropic’s brand personality into tangible, and captivating packaging designs that resonate with our audience.
  • Effectively communicate and present design ideas, building trust and buy-in for your creative vision.
  • Proactively identify challenges and deploy creative solutions.
  • Incorporate feedback from our Ambassadors and customers to continually enhance and refine our packaging designs.
  • Collaborate with the NPD team on sustainable packaging initiatives from concept to final product realisation.

What We’re Looking For

  • A creative packaging specialist with at least 7 to 10 years experience in end-to-end packaging design is essential.
  • A proven track record of creating eco-friendly packaging for the following sectors: skincare, beauty, or luxury goods is highly desirable. 
  • An impressive portfolio demonstrating your packaging Design expertise.
  • A passionate advocate for sustainable packaging practices.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Artworking.
  • Extensive knowledge of packaging functionality, textures, and physical design.
  • Experience with a range of packaging materials, including eco-friendly options.
  • Understanding of ergonomics in primary and secondary packaging design.
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent strategic, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Solid grasp of technical print limitations and packaging formats.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

What We Offer

  • Full-time role: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • Hybrid working with 3 days a week in the office as standard.
  • Location: Tropic HQ is a short, 3-minute walk from Beddington Lane Tram stop, which is connected to East Croydon and Wimbledon – both 20 minutes away. 
  • Benefits include: on-site parking, generous annual leave, 24/7 well-being support, discounted gym membership, pension scheme, enhanced maternity/paternity leave (available after a qualifying period), exclusive skincare collection, 50% discount for family and friends, annual product allowance, free breakfast bar, access to retailer discounts, social events, well-being treats, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • A competitive starting salary, depending on experience.

About Tropic

Tropic Skincare is an established, multi-award-winning, plant-powered, clinically proven, natural skincare company on a mission to create a healthier, greener, and more empowered world. This powerful drive to make a positive impact has seen Tropic grow from our founder and CEO, Susie, selling jam jars of Body Smooth at Greenwich Market, to one of the UK’s fastest-growing beauty businesses.

Our products are freshly made at our Surrey HQ, with ingredients sustainably sourced from tropical regions around the world, and certified vegan, cruelty-free and CarbonNeutral®. We also donate 10% of our profits to worthy causes such as building schools and planting trees, positioning ourselves as a socially responsible company whose mission extends beyond business.

Healthier. Greener. More empowered – that’s the Infinite Purpose behind everything we do at Tropic. There’s just one thing we’re missing, you!


Job Ref: Tropic.215