Senior Designer - Packaging

Job title : Senior Designer - Packaging
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Lyndsay Allan
Job reference : 1481925
About the role

My client are a fast moving, agile business in the general merchandise/hard goods Category. They are committed to creating innovative and high-quality products that meet the diverse needs of the customers. With a focus on creativity, durability and customer satisfaction, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design to stay ahead of competitors and create must have products.


We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Designer with experience in Illustrator designing mood boards, packaging and digital assets to join our team in Melbourne. The Senior Designer will play a key role in driving the creative direction of our product lines and seasonal ranges, collaborating closely with the Category Managers and Product team to develop compelling designs that resonate with our target audience. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in product design, a passion for innovation, and a keen eye for detail.

Skills & Responsibilities:
  • Lead the design process from concept development to final production for a range of general merchandise goods.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including product managers, marketers, and Category Managers to understand project requirements and translate them into innovative design solutions.
  • Conduct market research and trend analysis to identify opportunities for product innovation and differentiation.
  • Develop sketches, renderings, and prototypes to communicate design concepts effectively.
  • Create detailed design specifications and documentation for manufacturing partners.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior designers, fostering a culture of creativity and continuous improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in product design.
  • Higher education in Industrial Design, Product Design, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in product design, in the general merchandise/hardgoods industry.
  • Proficiency in design software, ideally Illustrator 
  • Strong conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to articulate design concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • A portfolio showcasing a range of successful design projects, demonstrating creativity, innovation, and attention to detail.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work with a passionate and talented team in a dynamic and supportive environment.
  • Career development and advancement opportunities.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Agile business, very quick to make decisions. 
How to apply

Please apply with an up to date CV and portfolio of your hardgoods/GM design experience and Lyndsay will be in touch.