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New York, New York
United States
NY Metro
Position type
Job Function
Design - Graphic / Prints
Design - Packaging
Experience level
Entry Level
Mid to Senior Level
Mid to Senior Level (Management)


Our client is currently seeking a Freelance Packaging Designer. 

Salary/Rate: DOE 

Position Overview: The Freelance Packaging Designer for Beauty is responsible for leading in the management and direction for designing new concepts and designs for a product category within defined theme and seasons from concept through final delivery.

 Freelance Packaging Designer Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and translate design trends into concepts and manages the components of a seasonal collection
  • Conceptualize multiple creative solutions to address product strategies with multiple design options within cost parameters
  • Create and execute final designs
  • Partner with merchants and product development to ensure the integrity of the design is maintained during the product development process
  • Create Design Turn Overs (DTO) and finalize art work for hand-off to the Production Team
  • Order project comps
  • Review re-touching and match prints / vendor proofs
  • Review mechanicals for final design approval prior to release
  • Provide on-press supervision for major launch programs
  • Participate in product development feasibility discussions
  • Research trends and patterns for upcoming seasons
  • Identify fashion trends and apply them for product / label design
  • Perform talent management activities if leading a team, including building a high performing team
  • Mentor and coach internal design team
  • Initiate and oversee the design board layouts and printouts
  • Provide approved designs and design direction to specification / mechanical team for development of technical specifications
  • Provide art direction to designers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners
  • Gain approval from Legal and Regulatory on designs
  • Problem solve obstacles or challenges to keep design work on track, including construction and cost engineering


  • Design with a focus on typography, placing print and pattern, and a great eye for detail and color sense
  • Design and Art Direction skills required Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Product Illustration
  • Photography art direction
  • Provide bulk and component color submissions / targets to product development and package engineering
  • Review and approve color submission for bulk and components
  • 3D Design: knowledge of concept, design feasibility and industrial design
  • Product development: strong understanding of the customer 

 Freelance Packaging Designer Collaborations / Partnerships:

  • Partners with Design Ops Managers, Production Managers, Production Artists
  • Partners with Product Development, Commercialization, Package Engineering
  • Partners with Brand Development and/or Retail Merchants
  • Partners with Legal, Regulatory
  • Partner with HR on recruiting process for Design job openings within the design department
  • Obtain estimates from comp house and /or agencies
  • Attend and participate in weekly design meetings
  • Align and prepare content, attend and participate in weekly Design/ Merchant meetings
  • Provide design presentation to leadership

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package