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Job Title
FREELANCE SENIOR DESIGNER - Beauty Packaging and Labels
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Country
United States
Region
Midwest
Position type
Freelance/Contract
Category
Beauty
Retail
Job Function
Design - Graphic / Prints
Design - Packaging

FREELANCE SENIOR DESIGNER - Beauty Packaging and Labels

We are looking for a Freelance Senior Designer for Beauty Packaging and Labels in Columbus, OH!  The Sr. Designer (2D/Package) 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. This position calls for 8+ years of relevant experience. 

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 – 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 
• 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 Responsibilities: 
• 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. 

Cross-Functional Partnering: 
• 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 

Budget Experience: 
• Understanding of material costs 
• Understand how to design within cost parameters 
• Estimate comp costs 
• Managing projects within a budget 
• Obtain estimates from comp house and /or agencies 

Presentation Skills: 
• Presents designs to AVP and/ or Design Director, Merchants, SVP, Design and President Brand Development 
• Be able to present a point of view and present/represent their team’s concept and design ideas 

Travel Expectations: 
• Possible travel between NYC & Columbus for major meetings/ presentations 
• Press/Component or Product Approvals 
• Store visits and/or customer insights focus groups 

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