Conceptual Packaging Designer

Job Summary:

As an experienced conceptual packaging designer, you will be passionate about FMCG packaging and will be able to demonstrate this with on point, creative concepts and  vibrant designs.  You will be able to work across a range of brands and present high-level concepts to meet client need and deadlines, within a fast-paced organisation.

The Company:

Tjarks and Tjarks has 30 years-experience of designing and producing brands that win at the retail shelf.  Our clients trust us time and again, over decades, to lead them through the changing dynamics of the shopper world and to design packaging that ensures their brands are picked first. We deliver our 360 design to artwork philosophy efficiently, faithfully and accurately, across the globe.  We create and produce as one seamless, joined up team of experts, all under one roof.

Overall Responsibility:

  • Creating new, original and exciting design concepts, from initial idea through to illustration where required, to delivering finished designs ready to be presented to the client when required.
  • Working across a range of categories with the ability to deliver fast paced concepts within tight deadlines.
  • Take ownership of retail briefs from initial briefing through to final presentation, making sure deadlines are met.
  • Running high-volume projects efficiently and within required timeframes.
  • Work with stock imagery to create photo-realistic serving suggestion compositions.
  • Responsible in assisting to drive up the standards of design within the department.
  • Conceptual and a strategic thinker demonstrating creative design craft.
  • Check and proof read designs to ensure a consistent, high level of precision and accuracy.
  • Work with style guides and brand guidelines to ensure brand compliance.
  • Liaise directly with Account Managers to ensure full understanding of the client‚Äôs brief.
  • Present designs on brief, on time, in budget and in line with the company‚Äôs values and to client satisfaction in a fast paced environment.
  • Attend design and project briefings.
  • Working collaboratively across teams, inspire junior members of the team and demonstrate the Core Values.
  • Champion our high standards.
    Job Skills and Qualifications:

    • 3+ years‚Äô¬†experience in packaging design
    • Ability to take¬†ownership and responsibility to take your design projects from initial brief through to final presentation
    • An outstanding portfolio of commercial food packaging design
    • Working to tight deadlines, you know how to choose the best process and tools to deliver on time and in budget
    • Strong typographical and illustration skills
    • Experience of working with style guides
    • Able to collaborate creatively¬†across teams
    • Ability to cope with shifting priorities
    • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)


      • Conscientious, reliable, good attendance and timekeeping standards
      • Excellent attention to detail and works with precision
      • Effective project manager, able to manage workload
      • Honest, trustworthy, and able to work unsupervised
      • Demonstrates initiative, is creative and contributes ideas
      • Pragmatic approach to problem solving without cutting corners
      • Friendly, approachable, respectful and a positive team player
      • Flexible, adaptable, calm whilst working under pressure
      • Professional with excellent communication skills
      • Proactive, takes ownership of daily tasks with a can-do attitude
      • Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business
      • Job Description – the job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and role develop.¬† The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed on this job description.¬†Equal Opportunities – as a company, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of any characteristic as protected by law.

        ¬†Data Protection ‚Äď any information we receive as part of an enquiry about opportunities with Tjarks and Tjarks Design Ltd including personal contact details, CV and email address will be kept and used for recruitment purposes for a period of at least one year.¬† You can view the Privacy Notice at Please contact us on if you wish us to delete any information you have given us and, subject to our rights and obligations under the GDPR, your information will be deleted upon request.

         Application Рwe welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please email your CV and covering letter to Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

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