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Graphic Designer, Packaging

Posted by Talking Rain on 18 Sep 2017   Share

Job basics

  • Brand Name:Sparkling Ice
  • Location: Issaquah, Washington 98027
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Manufacturer
  • Categories: Marketing
  • Beverages: Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: Sr. Graphics Designer, Packaging
  • # of Direct Reports: 0
  • Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement Plan
Job Description

Talking Rain, the maker of Sparkling Ice, is looking for a Graphic Designer, Packaging to develop highly visible beverage product designs for Talking Rain and Sparkling Ice strategic brands in US and internationally. This role will leverage their collaborative spirit and eye for design to craft packaging that balances art and type. This is the perfect opportunity for a detailed oriented self-starter to produce designs that will be shared across the globe.

ESSENTIAL Responsibilities
  • Leverage brand guidelines to create packaging such as beverage labels, cans, carrier trays etc. by conceptualizing, creating prototypes, developing designs and specifications for pre-press and/or production.
  • Partner with various internal stakeholders to understand brief requirements, as well as implement art corrections quickly and efficiently.
  • Possess a full understanding of preparing digital files for various types of production printing (lithography, flexography and digital printing), and a familiarity with many forms of retail point-of-sale elements, temporary and permanent display types, and collateral marketing materials.
  • Maintain asset database on server, use established naming convention for assets, and observe file-management process and procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal reviewer groups to ensure federal packaging and trademark guidelines are met in both design and copy.
  • Proof and approve press checks for production printing.
  • Create and produce product mock-ups and/or prototypes for sales and marketing presentations.
  • Support strong relationships with all production vendors.
  • Ensure food safety, quality, and SQF practices are followed at all times, notifying immediate supervisor of any food safety and/or quality issues.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Reports to: Sr. Graphics Designer, Packaging
  • Direct Reports: N/A

Job Requirements

  • High integrity, with the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, responding effectively to inquiries.
  • Commitment to excellence with an exceptionally high attention to detail.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks, requiring good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work effectively across multiple departments and/or business units.
  • Positivity, approaching each situation with optimism and energy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field required.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of packaging design experience, with consumer facing CPG beverage experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, etc.). 3D rendering skills are a plus.
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, occasionally working evenings and weekends as needed for special assignments, with travel up to 20% of the time.

about Talking Rain

Founded in 1987 in Seattle, Washington, Talking Rain Beverage Company is an industry leader when it comes to creating and promoting brands using innovative ingredients and ideas.

Our innovative thinking carries over into the Sparkling Ice® beverage line, as we continue to devote extensive time in research and development to perfect the brand experience. Bold taste and bold refreshment, have made Sparkling Ice flavored water one of the fastest-growing non-alcoholic beverages in the country, and we were recently honored as Beverage World’s 2014 Liquid Refreshment Company of the Year.

Talking Rain has been committed to giving back to the community and partnering with cause related organizations since we first opened our doors in 1987 – supporting hundreds of nonprofits across the country.