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Packaging Designer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of Packing Designer Job Decription


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Develop creative and innovative packaging concepts that align with client and brand requirements.
  • Create visually appealing packaging artwork, labels, and materials considering aesthetic and functional aspects.
  • Research and choose appropriate packaging materials that meet product specifications and sustainability goals.
  •  Produce prototypes and mock-ups to visualize and refine packaging designs.
  • Work closely with product managers, marketers, and manufacturers to ensure packaging designs meet technical and marketing requirements.
  •  Ensure packaging designs adhere to industry regulations and standards for safety, labeling, and environmental impact.
  •  Coordinate with production teams to oversee printing and manufacturing processes, ensuring quality and consistency.
  •  Manage multiple packaging design projects from conception to completion, adhering to timelines and budgets.
  •  Present packaging concepts and prototypes to clients and stakeholders, articulating design concepts and benefits effectively.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Proficiency in graphic design principles, including typography, color theory, and layout composition.
  • Expertise in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and packaging-specific software.
  • Strong creative abilities to develop original packaging concepts and designs.
  • Understanding of packaging materials, manufacturing processes, and printing techniques.
  • Ability to research and select appropriate packaging materials based on product requirements and sustainability considerations.
  • Experience in managing packaging design projects, from concept development to final production.
  • Effective collaboration with cross-functional teams including product managers, marketers, and production staff.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and standards related to packaging safety, labeling requirements, and environmental sustainability.
  • Analytical skills to address packaging design challenges and propose practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with a portfolio showcasing diverse packaging design projects and styles.

Nice to Have:

  • Ability to create 3D renderings and visualizations of packaging designs.
  •  Knowledge of prototyping techniques to create physical mock-ups and samples.
  • Understanding of sustainable packaging principles and materials.
  • Familiarity with user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design principles as they relate to packaging.
  • Experience with print production processes and requirements for packaging materials.
  • Ability to conduct market research to inform packaging design decisions.
  • Proficiency in product photography for packaging visuals and presentations.
  • Understanding of brand strategy and how packaging design contributes to brand identity.
  •  Fluency in multiple languages to support global packaging design projects.
  •  Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and innovative packaging design techniques.


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the Packaging Designer Job Description.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for Designers or Graphic Designers, check our Design salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.