Packaging Designer & Artworker - Sports & Health Nutrition & Foods

Colchester, Essex (GB)
£25,000 - £28,000 DOE + Perkbox + Pension + Bonus
04 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Packaging Designer & Artworker - Sports & Health Nutrition & Foods
£25,000 - £28,000 DOE + Perkbox subscription + Pension scheme + Bonus scheme

++ You will need to include a PDF portfolio or link to your work for your application to be considered ++

About Us

We are officially one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. Not only did we rank number 38 in the recent Sunday Times Fast Track league table, but we also placed as the 6th fastest growing online retailer in the UK.

Despite such success, we are just at the start of our journey. With 13 European websites and counting, plus imminent expansion into the USA and beyond; we have ambitions to become the number 1 online sports nutrition brand in Europe – and ultimately the world. 

We need your help to do this…

You will gain exposure to multiple departments – whether it’s Marketing, Finance, New Product Development, Buying, Customer Service, I.T., Manufacturing or Warehousing – practically every business function is carried out in-house. This makes for a unique, fast-paced and exciting environment. It’s an environment where you will have the opportunity and freedom to achieve your full potential and really make your mark. Those that do will be in for one hell of a ride and be rewarded with career progression that’s a step ahead of the competition.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented artworker/designer to join the team. If you like the sound of working for a fast-paced, ambitious online retailer – and are passionate about contributing to our success – apply now!

In this role you will create high quality, print ready packaging artwork for our ever growing catalogue of sports nutrition, health food and sportswear products. The emphasis on this role will be artworking existing lines, and you will have input on the aesthetic development new lines.

What your role will involve:

+ Create and amend product artworks on existing lines
+ Ensure artworks are aesthetically consistent and compliant with current food regulations
+ Work alongside the product and design team to develop and implement new product lines
+ Produce print ready artwork

What we are looking for in the ideal candidate:

Key skills:

+ You will know Illustrator inside out
+ Impeccable attention to detail
+ Understanding of Pantones, Varnishes, Bleed, Overprinting and Trapping
+ Able to demonstrate creative ability
+ Hardworking; you will be kept busy
+ Team player & work well with others (when required)

Bonus skills:

+ Photoshop retouching to a professional standard
+ Photography

You will:

+ Have a minimum 2 years packaging artworking experience
+ Be able to manage your own time and meet deadlines
+ Be able to communicate ideas and take direction from feedback
+ Be hard working and have good attention to detail
+ Research and follow latest design trends
+ Be able to work with other colleagues in Design & Marketing

What your portfolio should show:

+ Packaging examples that you have directly worked on
+ Examples of creative projects - professional or personal
+ Impeccable spelling and grammar

Interested? Just Apply Below...

...But first a little formality. By applying you implicitly consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. If you have any pre-application questions please email team [at] quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.