Graphic Designer:
Are you bursting from creativity, not easily scared of a pile of work, always doodling, then this is your lucky day!

As Kikkerland is seeking a full time Graphic Designer. This individual will be responsible for the design and production of all our packaging and some product designs. As well as graphics and packaging for our main clients, Kikkerland, Bed Bath and Beyond and Target. You will assist in the design and production of printed matter as necessary. The Designer preferably should have: 3+ years experience in the gift or design industry, a strong knowledge of materials used in packaging and printing; experience creating technical drawings and specification packs;  strong illustration skills; affinity with model making; comfortable with studio photography; familiarity with implementing brand standards, and the drive to create new, inventive packaging concepts for home décor and giftware products.

This position reports to the Design Director and is based in New York City and will be part of a young team of designers.

The Packaging Designer partners with the Clients Design Director and Sales representatives to design packaging for new and existing product, POP displays and all other visualizations necessary.

Job Duties:
- Design and develop product packaging and POP displays for mass production
- Interpret and implement clients brand guidelines throughout all packaging material
- Elevate the brand image through our packaging, while staying as cost neutral as possible
- Work closely with the Creative Director and client to continue to develop brand design guidelines, including packaging standards
- Review and implement packaging feedback from Clients Sales and Marketing departments
- Coordinate and adhere to required production timelines
- Create production drawings, Illustrator and InDesign
- Select and negotiate with packaging and printing vendors as needed
- Review and approve packaging samples
- Produce physical mock-ups and renderings of packaging and printed materials as needed
- Design, update, and assist on printed matter and digital assets, as needed, including catalogs, stationery, and tradeshow graphics
- Collaborate with Creative Director to ensure designs are consistent with the Kikkerland brand
- Liaise with marketing, purchasing and production staff
- Build and maintain a packaging/graphics materials and sample library
​- Preparation for Sales meetings with mass merchants

Key Requirements/Attributes:
- At least 3 years relevant experience in the gift or design product industry
- Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, Packaging Design, illustration Design or related field
- Expertise in packaging design concepts (materials, tolerances, dielines, 3D form building)
- Strong grasp of graphic design concepts, including typography, color, visual flow, layout, legibility
- Experience managing print production (pre-flight, press checks, color proofs)
- Experience in creating technical drawings and specification packs
- Skilled in digital and physical model making
- Strong file management and organizational skills
- Detail oriented
- Excellent communication and problem solving skills
- Highly Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
​- Affinity with 3D design is a plus
- Passion for design, ingenuity, discovery, and learning
- No 9 to 6 mentality

Please e mail your resume to