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M. Aria Recruitment
Conceptual Packaging Designer 
Purley, or Essex (Onsite with hybrid options available dependent on situation)
Full Time


Purley, or Essex (Onsite with hybrid options available dependent on situation)


£30k to £48k depending on experience/location, plus benefits


4 weeks ago

Conceptual Packaging Designer 

Location: Purley, or Essex (Onsite with hybrid options available dependent on situation)

Salary:  £30k to £48k depending on experience/location, plus benefits

Company Overview:

A highly successful, global design agency with over three decades of experience in creating impactful brands that dominate the retail space. Our expertise lies in delivering innovative packaging solutions that ensure our clients’ products stand out on the shelves. Operating with a 360-degree approach to design, we seamlessly integrate creativity and functionality to provide unparalleled results for our clients worldwide.

Job Summary:

Due to expansion, we are actively seeking a highly talented conceptual packaging designer with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the FMCG industry ideally in food packaging to join our dynamic team. This is a unique chance to join a globally renowned design agency at the forefront of innovation and creativity. If you’re passionate about creating impactful, vibrant packaging designs and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, we’d love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team and play a key role in shaping the future of brand packaging.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Generate innovative packaging design concepts from initial idea to final execution, ensuring alignment with client briefs and brand guidelines.
  • Delivering finished designs ready to be presented to the client when required.
  • Running high-volume projects efficiently and within required timeframes.
  • Work with stock imagery to create photo-realistic serving suggestion compositions.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, working across a range of categories with the ability to deliver fast-paced and high-quality design concepts  within stipulated timelines.
  • Collaborate with Account Managers to understand client requirements and translate them into compelling packaging designs.
  • Maintain brand consistency and compliance with style guides throughout the design process.
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to create visually appealing and technically accurate packaging designs.
  • Participate in design briefings and presentations, showcasing creative solutions that meet client expectations.
  • Mentor junior team members, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Uphold company standards of excellence in all aspects of design and project management.

Skills and Experience Required 

  • 3+ years of experience in packaging design, with a focus on FMCG products.
  • Proven ability to take ownership of projects from concept development to final presentation.
  • Strong typographical and illustration skills, with an exceptional portfolio showcasing commercial food packaging design.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary teams.


  • Conceptual and a strategic thinker demonstrating creative design craft.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to precision and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and business needs.
  • Professional demeanour and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity and initiative in problem-solving.
  • Flexible, adaptable, calm whilst working under pressure.
  • Proactive, takes ownership of workload with a can-do attitude.
  • Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.
Job Ref: Tjarks and Tjarks