Apopka, FL
Mt Dora, FL

Structural Packaging Designer

Job Description

The LiveTrends design team is looking for an experienced, passionate, creative, and solution-driven Structural Packaging Designer. This is a newly created position that will add a specific expertise to ever growing Product Design team. The designer in this position will truly own and solve practical problems related to packaging and distribution of fragile, alive goods.  Based on the info gathered from Sales and Project managers, ST Designer will create dies in the relevant CAD programs, solicit and incorporate customer feedback, and create prototypes for design approval. She/He will also collaborate across Graphic design, Photography, and Marketing teams.

Responsibilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Packaging Design or other programs with emphasis on structural design.
  • Familiarity with retailer specifications, print production, and manufacturing processes. Within the Home Décor Industry is a plus.
  • Preferred: 1+ years of experience in packaging and design, industrial design, engineering, corrugated packaging and/or point of purchase display.
  • Proven track record of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Creative thinking and ability to convey abstract ideas/concepts verbally or with quick sketches.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant up to date design software including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and specialized Packaging Design Software.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
  • Cross-team management experience. You will be working with many other principal stakeholders in the new product development area – Product development, Engineering/Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, and many others.
  • Learning: curiosity and desire to always learn new skills are a must. You need to be enthusiastic about learning and adaptable to change, with the ability to graciously accept criticism.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Intake project requests from customers and internal account representatives, confirm all critical information, and evaluate requests to ensure profitable fit and operational efficiency.
  • Identify the necessary materials and manufacturing processes for the project and provide alternatives as appropriate.
  • Convey concepts with quick sketches, photos and CAD visualizations.
  • Produce samples and mock-ups using various structural design techniques and skills including drafting (2D/3D), foam core modeling, and knife tools and cutting tables.
  • Provide ongoing project support and answer all the customer’s questions related to the project’s structural design, set up, structural integrity, etc.
  • Present project overview for production assembly teams and managers to provide insight into the components of the project from the designer’s perspective.
  • Collaborate with customers, sales managers, project managers, graphic designers, design managers, marketing, and engineers to determine the best structural design and development approach.
  • Develop presentation material and assist with the presentation of abstract ideas for formal presentations in a variety of settings (one-on-one, small and large groups to include peers, supervisors and clients) in partnership with creative counterparts.
  • Create promotional materials and develop Bill of Material, Specifications, and Palletization requirements, as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with Design Manager, sales personnel and other designers and officers to develop customer programs.
  • Interact with Account Executives and others, including customers, to ascertain design needs and creative objectives.
  • Provide coaching and training to designer peers to build capability.

Benefits

•      Competitive pay structure

•      Matching 401k

•      Medical insurance and additional health benefits

•      Paid time off and paid holidays throughout the calendar year

•      Ability to learn, be creative, and deliver truly beautiful products to millions of consumers

•      Through proven success, motivation, and teamwork, potential for growth and promotions within the organization

How to apply

Please send a cover letter describing why you would like to work with us. Include the position “Structural Packaging Designer” in the subject line. Include resume and portfolio samples with a small selection of your best work. Resumes without work samples will not be considered. PDF, web link, PowerPoint, Word documents and JPGs are preferred. Please limit submissions to 5mb.

Thank you for your interest and best of luck with your application!

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About LiveTrends

Our Story

LiveTrends designs and produces living home decor that delivers Joy to millions of people in North America.

Even though we are only 6 years old, LiveTrends functions like a fun startup…with the creative and operational maturity of much larger company. LiveTrends has had the incredible organic growth: from 3 to 300 employees in just six years. Ranked by Inc.Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies (#256 on Inc. 500 list),LiveTrends is currently available at over 16,000 stores in the US and Canada, including retailers such as Lowe’s, Target, Costco, Kroger, Safeway and Publix.

The LiveTrends Brand’s mission is to deliver Joy to people’s spaces by fusing Nature andDesign into trend-forward, handcrafted living art. All LiveTrends products feature living plants – fashioned into trend-inspired art pieces that uplift and inspire any home or office interior.LiveTrends operates like a fashion brand, with full-time designers conducting trend forecasting, product development, and consumer testing on an 18-month product design cycle. In addition to its headquarters in Florida, LiveTrends has design and research partner offices in Europe and Asia. This enables LiveTrends to design over 400unique product collections each year.

LiveTrends feels humble, just like a local brand, but it carries a wide international footprint. And while all of us at LiveTrends take our work seriously, we never forget to have fun doing it. LiveTrends was built on five specific Core Values: Creativity inEverything, Achieve the Impossible, Craving for Excellence, Passion for Life, and Team asFamily. All of us at LiveTrends genuinely associate with and live these values.

Our Creative Ambience

Our culture is based on collaboration, accountability, empowerment and continuous learning. If you step into LiveTrends office, you will immediately feel it: you are welcomed by the pleasant smell of natural wood (we are in a refurbished old building that is covered with natural cedar), open collaborative spaces, 3D printers, good music, jungles of live plants, exciting projects in incubation, creative people…and of course, our own office dog named Ralph. The huge, open plan studios invite collaborative creative work, and you’ll hear accents from all corners of the globe – diversity is big for us and we love it here that way.

Our office is just a few steps away from our assembly center. You can take a short walk and see how hundreds of design ideas, which were initiated many months before, are finally taking life in the hands of 120 assembly artisans.

It is also very rewarding to take a walk to the nearest Target, Publix or Lowe’s and see how thousands of people interact and enjoy the LiveTrends products. Currently, we reach the homes of 200,000 people each week and we have plans to reach a lot more in the next few years.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

LiveTrends is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors, or any other protected categories protected by federal, state, or local laws.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.LiveTrends does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other vendor services. Any unsolicited resumes will be considered property of LiveTrends and no fee will be paid in the event of a hire.

Disclaimer

We do not advertise, recruit nor hire via Google Hangout. We do not request confidential information via email. Internal Recruiting Only.