Packaging Design Specialist, Graphics

Position Title: Packaging Design Specialist, Graphics
Reports to: Design Lead, Graphics
Location: Toronto

Who we are

Perennial Inc. is the retail experience company that drives its clients’ sales today while building their brands for tomorrow. Armed with real consumer insights, an intimate knowledge of the entire retail process, and an obsession for creative excellence, we close the gap between retailers and consumers.

Established in 1989 with offices in Toronto and India; we bring together the most diverse range of creative and strategic expertise to create seamless customer experiences.


Who we're looking for

Perennial is looking for an intermediate to senior level, hands-on packaging specialist to join our packaging team and work on a variety of packaging and retail design projects and initiatives.

The incumbent must have a well-rounded background on both the design and production sides to assist with the following packaging related duties:

• Collecting and pre-flighting incoming client and outside supplier assets or files to assess suitability for the project. Role may require working with client, packaging team or outside suppliers to resolve any asset-related issues prior to design kickoff or during packaging design process.

• Ability to create files that follow our clients brand guidelines and/or printers specs.

• Adapting packaging designers initial concepts and creating all panel layouts to a high degree to professional finished art standards.

• Preparation and posting of files to the final production team who will create and release artwork. Ability to occasionally work and the support the production team with releasing of artwork would be an asset.

• Occasionally will be required to create packaging design rollouts, assist with 3-D renderings for presentation purposes, digital retouching, modifying logos and creating mockups.

• Building mood boards and client presentations and eventually realizing these into packaging design and various packaging formats.


Perennial is a fast-paced environment, where the ability to think quickly on your feet, adapt positively to change and demonstrate well-organized thought and work processes are considered essential assets.

To fit into our culture you must be team-oriented, fun, friendly, honest, respect others and their ideas, while being open to feedback from others and opportunities for development.


Additional Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

• Communicate well with all packaging/graphics team members to meet our client’s business strategy

• Take a project from Strategic Design through to execution seamlessly

• Support and build on ideas or suggestions from others with a willingness to jump on board to make an idea the best it can be

• Demonstrate attention to detail, quality, dependability and accuracy in your work

• Be proactive, accountable and responsible for your work - see things through to completion

• Manage time effectively while juggling multiple projects, working in the most efficient manner possible to ensure deliverables are met

• Design with the holistic solution in mind

• Strong knowledge of current print processes, packaging substrates and regulatory guidelines in the consumer packaging category

• Excellent file management skills

• Mentoring junior members of the design or production teams, helping to bring out the best in them and their design ideas

• Must contribute positively to team culture and morale at Perennial


Tools of the Trade and Key Competencies

Proficient in a broad range of software applications, including:

• Adobe Illustrator CS

• Photoshop CS

• InDesign CS

• Acrobat Pro

• Ability to illustrate is a plus


Education and Experience:

• Formal education in Graphic Design – whether communications or packaging graphics
• 5–8 years related experience and training in an active studio environment


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