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Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Natural Ingredients — Pure Talent

Our client is an emerging brand developing healthy remedy products for children and adults. They are seeking a skilled Packaging Designer who is highly detail oriented in all phases of design through production. Fabulous working environment with a small dedicated team developing and marketing to strengthen this brand. Ideal designer would also have experience working on the outside with a select group of agencies and studios for larger projects.

  • Attributes: Experience in CPG packaging, knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to children would be ideal. CPG promotion is highly desired as well.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Packaging 2–7 years + Dieline Packaging Production 2–5 years with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Salary: 50–70K+
  • Location: Greenwich, CT

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: Website or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Time to Fetch a New Job
50% Design | 50% Production

Our client is a leading company specializing in healthy pet food. They are seeking a skilled packaging designer who is skilled in both concept, design and production.

  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment. Ideally, key knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to pets.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Design coupled with production, 2–6 years+ with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment.
  • Salary: 50–65K+
  • Location: Fairfield County

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work (PDF Portfolio under 4MB): website or links must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Production Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

50% Design | 50% Production

Our client is a leading company specializing in High-end Meat Provisions for the restaurant industry. They are seeking a skilled production designer creating promotional marketing materials.

  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment. Ideally, key knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to pets.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Design coupled with production, 2–8 years+ Freelance to start, full-time possibilities.
  • Location: Newark NJ
  • Must be within reasonable travel distance to Newark, NJ
  • Rate: DOE

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work (PDF Portfolio under 4MB): website or links must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Senior Web / Digital Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Skilled DPIAD | Digital, Professional, Interactive Art Director

Our client is a well-established, award winning, results driven, integrated marketing agency seeking a focused responsive Interactive Designer.

  • This opportunity requires a resourceful, innovative and professional Art Director that will play a lead role in helping to develop, design, and front-end code a wide range of digital marketing platforms. You will interact with clients regularly so good communication skills are key.
  • Exceptional interactive design skills and an in-depth knowledge on adapting strategies across all types of digital platforms are a must. A suitable candidate should be able to create engaging user experiences and demonstrate the ability to deliver work that creates measurable results while keeping everything on brand and typographically sound.
  • Applicants should possess technical understanding of how the hosting environment, cross platform issues, and integration of other applications affect the design/experience recommendations and be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, JavaScript. Experience in animation software and technologies is a plus.
  • Salary: 60K-100K+ / DOE
  • Location: Hartford County

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: PDFs, website, or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Production Artist

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

For over 35 years, The Music People, Inc. has been a highly respected national business-to-business distributor of musical accessories and pro-audio equipment to music retailers and sound contractors across the country. We were recently named one of the top workplaces in the state of Connecticut.

We are currently seeking a Production Artist with 2 or more years of experience to join our Team. The Production Artist will follow the lead of the Art Director, Product Manager and Project Lead to produce accurate print-ready files with strong attention to detail. Time management with a sense of urgency, with an ability to handle issues in the moment, and completing projects by deadline is expected of the Production Assistant role.

Responsibilities: Pre-Press Responsibilities:

  • Product Packaging Production
  • Print and Web Ad Production
  • Tradeshow Booth Materials Production
  • Marketing Materials Productions
  • Collateral Materials Production
  • Take approved designs through pre-press checklist, prepare them for print and contacting printers

Experience:

  • 2 or more years of experience in print production and pre-press
  • Web Development
  • Studio Photography
  • Basic Videography and editing
  • Social Media Updates
  • Proofreading Skills

Skills:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite CC (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator).
  • Fluent on PC/Windows computers.
  • Ability to communicate on projects with individuals inside and outside of the company.
  • On-time, organized, self-sufficient, detail-oriented/accurate and innovative.
  • Creative concept development and graphic design on projects as needed.
  • Open minded with a positive and strong work ethic.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills with a sense of urgency and entrepreneurship and the ability to tackle multiple projects and issues in the moment.
  • Capacity to handle and recognize multiple top priorities and complete the tasks necessary to ensure task is completed by deadline.

Education:

BFA in Graphic Design or equivalent required.

Benefits:

The Music People offer a progressive compensation package, 401(k), multiple health care options, and periodic bonuses. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: careers@musicpeopleinc.com The Subject line should read “ATT: Production Artist”

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WordPress Developer

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CPRdesignco of East Hampton is seeking to collaborate with an experienced WordPress programmer to develop a new site for a large nonprofit agency. Solid programming skills needed. If interested, send your contact information, resume, and a link to your portfolio to cecil@cprdesignco.com.

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Designer

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Overview

ELEMENTS® is seeking another smart, professional, creative and talented designer to join our growing team. This is a full-time salaried position including some benefits – and it is available immediately. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a design firm. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with an award-winning design team and to work on a wide variety of highly creative projects – therefore, the right candidate will be comfortable working in varied industries and mediums, with special focus on website design, branding and packaging. On a given day, the graphic designer will handle projects ranging from print ads and business cards to large-scale branding initiatives and websites.

Job Description

The Designer is responsible for initiating and taking independent leadership on design projects, and will work hand-in-hand with the Principal / Creative Director and co-Designer for design direction, as well as independently initiate and develop design moodboards / concepts through final production files. The Designer is expected to take ownership of projects from inception through completion, with the support of the account management team. The Senior Designer may be asked to participate in new business pitches and should be comfortable participating in and leading client meetings and presenting creative work, as necessary.

Design Skills and Expertise

Must haves

  • BA in Graphic / Web Design, or equivalent experience (5+ years)
  • Experience creating sitemaps / wireframes / architecture
  • Strong knowledge of designing for web and ability to communicate with and manage developers
  • Familiarity with best practices for WordPress, HTML and CSS
  • A portfolio demonstrating a high level of creative ability with a diversity of style appropriate to a mix of projects, including web design and links to active sites
  • Strong web production skills – Strong branding skills and ability to follow brand standards / guidelines
  • Experience with responsive design and email marketing (variety of platforms)
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite

Nice to haves

  • Design firm experience
  • Mobile design experience
  • Package design / production experience
  • CPG and natural / specialty food Production Skills
  • Skillfully manage vendors, including but not limited to, web developers, printers, illustrators, and photographers and advanced knowledge of pre-press processes
  • Expertise in production for web and print Organizational & Work Skill
  • Bring fresh ideas, a new perspective and a sense of humor
  • Unique solutions and flawless execution
  • A demonstrated ability to understand clients’ business strategies and challenges and be able to translate those needs into compelling visual and communications solutions efficiently within a busy environment, meet deadlines and self-manage when necessary
  • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal skills a must
  • Be able to present personal work and the work of others in a well-articulated, professional manner
  • Equally comfortable working independently or as part of a group

Apply

To apply, please email to studio@elementsdesign.com: Resume, online portfolio and a cover note describing why you are perfect for the position. Please be prepared to share website designs and links.

Company Description ELEMENTS®

is an award-winning creative communications firm based in Branford, Connecticut. Elements provides a full range of creative services for all marketing communications needs that include brand identity, brand review and analysis, consumer marketing, environment and events, interactive and digital media, package design, print collateral, public relations, social media, strategy and positioning, and website design and development. We work with companies of all sizes and in a variety of different ways – on a project-by-project basis or acting as an offsite marketing department. We strategize to develop and execute smart, creative, and effective solutions that help our clients achieve their full marketing potential.

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Junior Graphic Designer

Posted on Saturday, April 4, 2015

We need a talented, motivated, hardworking graphic designer to work with us on fun, fresh projects for Edible Arrangements®. Our Junior Graphic Designer will report directly to one of our Senior Graphic Designers, and will be heavily involved in many of our Marketing efforts, especially those related to the award-winning Edible Arrangements® website.

We’re looking for someone who’s creative (obviously) and ready to help beautify our brand (and sell lots of fruit, of course) with great graphics. Your projects may include anything and everything, but here a few examples of some of the things of things we think you’ll work on with us: email campaigns, social media graphics, web banners, online banner ads, e-commerce content, digital menu boards and internal company projects. Other projects may include (but are not limited to) local store marketing material, in store signage and product innovation.

Our perfect candidate will thrive in a fun and kind of crazy environment, collaborate like a pro, and create WOW-worthy creative assets that ultimately perform.

Here’s a little something about us:

  • We can take fruit pretty seriously sometimes.
  • BUT, we have more fun (and eat more chocolate Dipped Fruit™) than anyone else.
  • We’ve been ranked on the Internet Retailer Top 500 list for the past 3 years (and counting).
  • We work at an extremely fast pace on a high volume of work, with a nimble (i.e. pretty small) Creative Team.
  • We should tell you right now that our current logo includes Papyrus.

And here’s what we think you’re like:

  • You’ve got 2 – 4 years experience in graphic design.
  • You’re proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • You know best practices for digital and web design.
  • You’re a creative collaborator. You’re willing to learn and take direction from our creative leads.
  • You have the ability to prioritize and work efficiently based on (tight) timelines.
  • You’re a strategic thinker with an understanding of brand and marketing objectives.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with key people at Edible Arrangements International (including the E-commerce & Marketing Teams) and Netsolace (including Programming & Development Teams) to concept and create a variety of web-related materials.
  • Project manages 100% of their work 100% of time, from concept development and design through completion.
  • Designs creative materials for the web including site banners, landing pages, etc. to ensure all Edible
  • Arrangements® sites look impeccable and perform at their peak.
  • Seeks out creative direction from international and/or in-house design teams as needed.
  • Works cross-functionally with Creative/ Marketing Team to ensure Edible Arrangements® brand consistency in design.
  • Provides additional support as needed during major holidays/peak periods.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years work experience
  • 2 – 4 years experience in graphic design, web design or related field. Mobile experience a huge plus
  • Proficient in the usual design tools: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and other related program
  • Expert knowledge of web graphic design, layout and typography
  • Experience working with a creative agency preferred
  • We love photographers! Retouching and photography experience are always an added bonus
  • Be creative (naturally), detail-orientated and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication and presentation skils
  • A portfolio we’ll drool over

Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a link to your portfolio of works to: evargas@edible.com

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Overview

Experienced, talented and engaging graphic designer.

On the design side of the job description, this "creative type" will provide design support for all aspects of brand development including print and new media. While not a web developer/designer position, this role participates in developing images/resources for interactive design. You will coordinate between clients and vendors to assure that expectations are surpassed and that finished products arrive on time and on budget. This team player should enjoy managing their own day, and bringing with them a high-end sense of style and design.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years minimum experience in graphic design/creative development and a strong level of creativity with artistic skill and experience. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits including health insurance coverage.

Anticipated skills

  • Exceptional Adobe CS skills (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Excellent eye for detail and ability to quickly filter information
  • Solid communication skills (verbal/written) and thereby the ability to present concepts/lobby for good ideas
  • Detail-oriented and able to work effectively under deadlines while multi-tasking a variety of clients
  • Well established organization, prioritization and time management skills
  • Strong ability to self-direct work responsibilities and maintain a constant workflow

Apply

To apply, please send your resume and a link to your portfolio of works to:
engage@mirandacreative.com

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Social Media Strategist

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

As Social Media Strategist you will drive the development, execution, and measurement of multi-platform social strategies for Miranda Creative and our clients. You will act as social media thought leader, staying one step ahead of emerging social platforms and technologies. You will add to our earned media marketing strategy, deepen online social conversations, increase engagement and brand loyalty, and have a great time while doing it.

Social Strategy

  • Plan and execute engagement and lead driven social media strategies
  • Provide strategic planning, support and recommendations to include social media as an important element of marketing programs
  • Collaborate with our Marketing and Creative teams to ensure the branding/voice of all our social media outlets are cohesive with other channels and initiatives
  • Develop best in class social experiences with the help of cross-functional teams
  • Create programs that leverage earned, owned and paid media
  • Leverage social media analytics to optimize campaigns and provide clear recommendations on how to further grow engagement and increase leads via social media
  • Develop and manage vendor relationships to grow social reach, engagement and conversion
  • Constantly keep up with industry and social media trends
  • Educate team around the implementation of new social media tactics and technologies
  • Document and streamline social media workflows and guidelines
  • Manage social media deliverables, timelines, and budgets

Community Management

  • Work with Marketing team to plan and execute content / editorial calendars
  • Brainstorm, draft and post content for our portfolio of businesses’ social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+
  • Moderate channels and act as a brand ambassador by interacting with customers and fans on social communities in an authentic, genuine and human way
  • Identify, document and build relationships with key influencers to generate brand exposure, interaction, and leads via advocates and fans
  • Work with Marketing and Creative teams to plan and manage the production of social media content
  • Focus on ROI and continual optimization and improvement of social activity
  • Expertise in social media strategies, technologies, platforms, services and measurement techniques
  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing a social media strategy that builds fan base, increases engagement and drives conversion
  • Analytical-minded and well-versed with social analytical tools and reporting
  • Strong copywriting skills leveraging SEO / SMO techniques
  • Extensive experience in social media copywriting & community management
  • Must be a “self-starter” with the ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with minimal supervision

Apply

To apply, please send your resume and a link to your portfolio of works to:
engage@mirandacreative.com

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