Senior Production Designer, Packaging

Cresco Labs

Remote Remote

Full time

Jan 24

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. 

MISSION STATEMENT

At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Production Designer, Packaging will be involved in bringing to life the essence of the Cresco family of brands (existing and new) across various packaging products and forms. This role requires a keen eye for the tiniest of details as it is responsible for extending branded packaging creative in all states we are currently in and those to come. The Senior Production Designer will use their design eye for placing images, text, logos, and copy within the dielines, crops, etc. to make each packaging layout aesthetically pleasing, state compliant, in line with the brand and the overall creative and will execute print ready production files. At times, this role will also be asked to use their design thinking ability to create new packaging creative for additional offerings (different flavor, seasons, LTOs, etc.) within any of our brands.

CORE JOB DUTIES:


Cascade packaging creative out to various sku’s, states, versions

Execute all creative through production/print ready files per required dieline and vendor specifications and work with vendors, as needed.

Ensure the adherence to brand standards in all produced work

Review vendor proofs, print tests, prototypes and final print runs against released files for accuracy, provide feedback and direction

Design new packaging creative for various spinoff products

Create 3D packaging renderings of final packaging suitable to be used in various marketing materials and digital assets

Training and mentoring of other design team members, as needed


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS


Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related design education

5+ years in packaging production design

Strong portfolio demonstrating experience in print package design and production

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)

3D packaging rendering experience using Blender 3D, preferred

Solid press ready file preparation and knowledge of production and prepress systems

Confident problem solver - able to troubleshoot, rebuild files with minimal guidance

Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects at once within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment all while maintaining accuracy of execution

Comfortable and productive in a remote work environment

Communicates effectively with internal stakeholders and external business partners

Have an eye for design aesthetic and comfortable editing and making suggestions to the look and feel of projects

Comfortable in a cross functional role and able to effectively work together and collaborate as a team

Excellent attention to detail

Proactive thinker and problem solver


COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

Cresco Labs requires that all corporate employees be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus on or before September 30, 2021.  If you are offered and accept a position, you will be required to prove your vaccination status prior to when your employment begins.  If you require a medical or religious accommodation with regard to vaccination, please let us know once you receive an offer of employment (if applicable).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS


Must be 21 years of age or older to apply

Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 


Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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