Careers Packaging Designer

Packaging Designer

Dept: NPD- New Product Development

Location: Westlake

18 June 2018


Cape Herb & Spice is looking for a creative packaging designer to join our NPD team! A multi-talented designer that can create packaging solutions and beautiful artwork to create on-shelf magnificence.


  • Conceptualise new packaging solutions for spice, tea and gifting lines
  • Offer new ideas and concepts clearly and effectively
  • Creating top quality mock ups and renders
  • Product photography and deep etching for presentations
  • Design of all packaging and labeling on dielines
  • Provide packaging suppliers and printers with accurate specs in order to get quotes, working to a budget.
  • DTP
  • Keep record of artwork changes and file print proofs
  • Ensure that all relevant people in the company are informed when there is a change to existing artwork or when new artwork will be coming in
  • Creating print ready files to send to printers
  • Manage print related tasks (ensuring colour standards are met and upheld, signing off of proofs and attending a print pass if necessary)
  • Organise and file all correspondence with regards to artwork


  • Degree or diploma in Graphic Design. Preferably from AAA, Vega or Red and Yellow.
  • Specialisation or focus on packaging design.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Artistic flair and an eye for design
  • Strong interest in design and packaging trends
  • An affinity for flourishing under pressure, last minute demands and cryptic briefs
  • Reliable & Flexible - maintains effectiveness in fast moving and/changing environment and with varying task and responsibilities
  • Great problem solving skills
  • Strong technical knowledge base essential
  • A good understanding of the print and production process
  • Strong computer skills in Mac using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Understanding of packaging dielines and being able to envision flat artwork in 3D form
  • Ability to adjust dielines (advantageous)


  • A passion for food and flavour (advantageous)
  • Able to work as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to explain and motivate design direction
  • Ability to take constructive criticism and collaborate
  • Self motivated - must be able to work unsupervised
  • Willingness to go beyond the scope of standard duties
  • Able to stick to and meet deadlines while working on several projects
  • Brainstormer and conceptual thinker
  • Good DSLR photography skills

If this position interests you please send your CV and comprehensive digital portfolio/link to

HR Contact:Therona Pillay