Careers at MGA Entertainment

Sr. Packaging Designer

Requisition ID: 9200406596290_1
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Date posted: Aug 16, 2022

Company Summary: MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary products for the toy and consumer electronics market.  The company also licenses its IP in such areas as apparel, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as LOL Surprise, Little Tikes®, Project MC2, and Zapf Creation®. For more information please visit www.mgae.com.

Mission: Lead the design of fresh, market right and on-brand packaging and showroom materials for our Branded MGA Entertainment Properties. Responsible for the planning, fulfillment and tracking of assigned projects. 

Key Result Areas

Time Utilization

Lead the design and execution of “trend-right” graphics against brand objectives and strategic plan/timeline. 

 

Art directs photo shoots and leads the visual look for new sub brands 

70%

20%

 

Manage and lead all packaging timelines with key partners  

10%

TOTAL TIME UTILIZATION

100%

Position Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • BA/BS or 2 years Technical College in a related field or 3-5 year related work experience or combination thereof.

Skills/Knowledge/Ability:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Fluent in Illustrator, PhotoShop, Microsoft Excel, Word and PPT
  • Understands all elements of design: illustration, page layout, color and typography 
  • Able to design for print and package 3D production and lead in the creative process
  • High level of interest in specific Toy packaging category preferred 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, motivated and proactive 
  • Solid Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Friendly, people oriented team player
  • Able to manage and handle multiple tasks/assignments
  • A sense of urgency and a strong efficient work ethic
  • Displays flexibility , a sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Able to clearly communicate and present vision/ideas

    

Key Result Areas and Activities

Lead the design and execution of “trend-right” graphics against brand objectives and strategic plan/timeline

  • Lead the design for trade shows, retail shows, PR, etc. as requested 
  • Responsible for medium to complex packaging, design and retail design projects
  • Lead in the design of packaging within assigned categories; set and adhere to all necessary branding and creative guidelines necessary to ensure all quality, design and production standards are met.
  • Ensure packaging and graphic designs reflect MGA quality and branding objectives
  • Conceptualizes and executes presentation materials
  • Develop cost effective packaging designs in partnership with structural engineer (s). 

Art directs photo shoots

  • Identify and collect all the necessary from cross-functional teams including: QA, PD, Marketing, Photo Studio and Editorial to successfully lead and execute the photo shoots on time. 
  • Mentoring entry level design staff.

 

Manage all packaging timelines with key partners  

  • Manage Creative Package, Brand, Print, Retail, showroom and Design deliveries to meet or exceed revenue targets and growth objectives set. 
  • Communicate and liaise with internal creative resources, marketing and retail teams as well as cross line of business teams.
  • Ensure all jobs obtain a creative brief, are approved and posted with the teams prior to creation
  • Ensuring all deadlines are met as agreed upon.
  • Perform and document retail store checks to review competitive set(s).