The Packaging Designer is responsible for creating and executing designs for various types of packaging, including but not limited to: corrugated boxes, paperboard cartons, folding cartons, labels, and flexible packaging. They collaborate with marketing teams and printers to ensure that the finished product meets both the functional and aesthetic requirements of the client. The Packaging Designer must have a strong understanding of materials, printing processes, die-cutting, and finishing techniques in order to create innovative solutions that meet the needs of the project.

Packaging Designer Job Responsibilities

  • Design packaging for products
  • Create prototypes of packaging
  • Test packaging prototypes
  • Ensure that packaging meets all relevant regulations
  • Work with clients to design custom packaging solutions
  • Keep up to date with latest trends in packaging design


  • Create packaging designs that are both creative and functional
  • Develop concepts and designs that meet the client’s needs and objectives
  • Ensure that all packaging design projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Coordinate with internal teams and outside vendors to ensure smooth production of packaging designs
  • Stay up to date on latest trends in package design industry

Packaging Designer Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • Packaging designers typically need a bachelor's degree in graphic design, packaging design, or a related field. They should have strong computer skills, as they will use computeraided design (CAD) software to create their designs. They must be able to think creatively to come up with new and innovative designs that meet the needs of their clients. They should also have good problem-solving skills to be able to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the design process.