Job Description
Dollar Tree is seeking a full-time, in-house designer to join a highly creative and adaptable team, working on a wide variety of project types across various categories. If you are passionate about contributing to the engaging customer experience through consistent, innovative designs, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Summary of Position
This role will be designing private brands, CPG and product art. (approx. 50%), review and proofing (approx. 30%) and collaboration with business teams (approx. 20%). In-House Designer is responsible for maintaining quality, accuracy, and consistency of all private brands and packaging across multiple product categories. Creates and oversees packaging and product designs from concept to finished product. Works directly with merchandising, imports, and testing under the supervision of the Private Brand and Creative Design Manager.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates the appearance of packaging, including structure, graphics, photography/illustration, and typography to meet packaging objectives

  • Creative design and production work for all private brand packaging
  • Conceptualize, create and execute trend-right prints and repeat patterns, using corporate art, creating a cohesive assortment for apparel and home products
  • Collaborates with Creative Design Manager and merchants developing product art for seasonal selections
  • Conducts research of marketplace competitors as needed to ensure packaging and product artwork is on-trend
  • Communicates with merchants, imports, testing, and vendors to ensure packaging is accurate, market-driven, and meets all legal requirements
  • Provides clear and concise direction to vendors to assist them in applying in-house artwork to packaging and products
  • Reviews digital and print proofs for accuracy and quality
  • Ensures all packaging and product deadlines are met through use of the production schedule
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of packaging and design trends, procedures and process updates

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience
  • Comfortable working in an Apple environment
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Strong sense of design, color, trends and an understanding of the product development process
  • Highly creative, with a good sense brand and logo development, color, typography, and layout
  • Effective written, verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy when proofing packaging art layouts
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple projects at once, and work quickly to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, assist team members as needed, and freely share knowledge and expertise
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Work within spreadsheets and software for project management of your own workload

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in retail packaging and production
  • Experience with branding across multiple categories and products
  • Good illustration and photo-editing skills
  • Adobe Dimensions for electronic mock-ups
  • Strong knowledge of printing and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of packaging requirements/standards for US and Canada
  • Familiar with FDA, EPA, labeling requirements

Auto Req ID: 200464BR
Employment Status: FT
Address: 500 Volvo Parkway
Zip/Postal Code: 23320
Company Name Dollar Tree

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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.