Junior / Senior Packaging Artworker

23 Days Holiday
23 May 2019
22 Jun 2019
Hollie James
Contract Type
Full Time



Junior: £18K (No Experience) £20K (With Experience) + 23 Days Holiday

Mid-Level: £25K to £33K (Depending on Experience) + 23 Days Holiday

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm with 30 Minutes unpaid lunch break

Our client is a well-established, family run packaging design company based in the South East. Our client works with major brands and names to create innovative designs for their packaging.

Our client, due to expansion is looking to recruit a Junior / Senior Packaging Artworker to create extensive artworks for food or non-food packaging and sales material, either permanent or freelance to join their team.


  • Experience in setting up packaging artworks is essential (min. 2-3 years)
  • The ideal candidate will be highly technical and possesses strong repro, print production and colour management experience
  • The deadlines of some of the company's projects can be very demanding, therefore you must prove to be highly precise, able to work fast, show the ability to concentrate on individual projects for long periods of time, but also be able to continuously change between smaller projects
  • You must be able to work on your own as well as in a team, and show the ability to be organised and work calmly and efficiently in order to meet tight deadlines
  • You must be Mac literate and should have a firm grasp of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop CS5
  • A lot of their client correspondence, briefings and copy instructions are in German, therefore knowledge of German would be advantageous but not essential
  • Set up completely new packaging artworks for labels, boxes, sleeves, foils, tubes, lids and outer cases, for various different print processes
  • Make changes on already existing artworks
  • Understand and execute all internal artwork briefings correctly and efficiently
  • Create Photoshop backgrounds and set up DCS files
  • Ensure that your artworks comply with all relevant artwork and brand guidelines
  • Ensure that your artworks are precise and comply with the company's strict internal quality standards
  • Liaise directly with all Account Managers
  • Estimate the required artwork time for each project
  • Manage your time effectively and be able to set priorities
  • Be proactive, think on the job and learn to minimise downtime
  • Check and proof read your own artworks before handing them back to the Account Managers
  • Manage Account Managers' and clients' expectations and ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Prepare and supply the complete print data package to our clients

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