PB CAREERS: THRIVE MARKET – Packaging Designer

LOS ANGELES, CA
CREATIVE
FULL-TIME
We are looking for an experienced Packaging Designer to join our Creative team as we continue to launch hundreds of Thrive Market Private Label products.  Thrive Market is a young (less than three years old), fast-growing brand, which means this role will have a big impact on our identity across print and packaging.  You’ll join a lean team of three other packaging designers, but will work cross-functionally with teams from Merchandising and Operations to Executive Leadership.

Responsibilities

    • Concept and design consumer packaged goods by leveraging deep experience in print design with an emphasis on packaging
    • Incorporate design direction and feedback from multiple departments and stakeholders. Provide ongoing design support to the company with a primary emphasis on Merchandising
    • Lead by example, contributing to projects and delivering impactful visual designs. Provide direction and support to larger Thrive Market creative staff
    • Actively participate in brainstorming and helping us create the best design team culture, ever
    • Create digital 3D packaging mock-ups and compile with comparison items in a presentation for leadership review
    • Help maintain our extensive digital asset library of branded resource art, photography, and templates, enabling the team to self-serve, share and collaborate with each other
    • Support for other print and brand collateral needs
    • Design one-sheets and materials related to new product releases

Qualifications

    • 5+ years design experience, preferably with established packaged goods experience. Previous experience at a design firm, brand agency or in-house creative group preferred.
    • Mastery of the Adobe Creative suite – specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Experience both giving and receiving peer feedback on design directions and executions
    • Well-versed in best practices for print and packaging
    • User-centric approach to concepts and design execution
    • Well-versed in other creative mediums that could support design and photography
    • Unflappable personality: Ability to tackle multiple projects while staying organized and keeping your cool in a fast-paced team environment
    • Possess an exceptional eye for detail and strong aesthetic skills
    • Experience with pre-press and production


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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.