Packaging Lead Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

I am an artist, a creative and a master of spreadsheets. Able to tackle a project from all sides: collaborating on creative strategies; tracking goals, timelines and budgets all while ensuring the company is being presented in the best way possible. I can bridge the gap between executives, sales and creatives, to keep everyone moving toward one common goal.

  • Proficient in branding and corporate identity standards, graphic design, typography and logo design principles.
  • Experienced in client account management, including budgets.
  • Able to multi-task and meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Worked closely with vendors to secure printing costs and best options for clients.
  • Art directed team of designers to create high quality collateral to meet client’s needs.
  • Extremely organized, detailed-oriented. Proven ability to manage multiple projects both independently and in team environments.
  • Outstanding leadership skills to provide task assignment and creative direction.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills that are leveraged to maintain project timelines from initial concept to final product.
  • Balance of strategic and creative skills.
  • Solid knowledge of the creative process, from inception through execution.
  • Strong understanding of various packaging and print processes.
  • Proficient in both PC and Macintosh platforms
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark-Xpress, Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Various Project Management Software – Sales Force, FileMaker, Clients & Profits and In-House tracking software
Work History
Packaging Lead, 06/2019 to Current
Cargill, Inc.Lecompte, LA,

Manage packaging initiatives supporting the various teams and members for achieving optimum packaging design, management and packaging efficiencies.

  • Lead the development, design and production & printing of packaging projects for the 16 company exclusive brands
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of Fusion software system and production workflow process from conception through to final deliverable
  • Develop brand packaging guidelines for each exclusive brand
  • Manage and collaborate with marketing team, suppliers, advertising agencies, in-house creative to develop packaging design, specifications and implement packaging improvements
  • Maintain various Packaging Reports and provide frequent updates
  • Manages production contractors to develop and implement packaging initiatives
Product Packaging Project Coordinator, Team Lead, 09/2011 to 12/2017
Shell Lubricants, Creative ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Reviews, organizes and assigns new projects to appropriate team members while balancing deadlines within Creative Services.
  • Ensures that all processes and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for the scheduling and coordination of projects with internal clients, Creative Services staff and external vendors.
  • Provided art direction.
  • Proactively met with clients to provide creative solutions while maintaining brand compliance.
  • Managed the various online tools/resources for the department.
  • Utilized web-based tools for project management, scheduling and archiving.
  • Developed brand identity systems and graphics standards guidelines.
Senior Graphic Designer and Project Manager, Art Director, 04/2002 to 05/2011
Memorial Hermann Healthcare SystemCity, STATE,
  • Enforced brand standards, including logo usage and collateral.
  • Managed all aspects for design and production of various marketing pieces.
  • Coordinated necessary writers, photographers, illustrators/designers, and printers.
  • Provided detailed production schedules and ran weekly production meetings to review all projects and to prioritize “hot” items.
  • Gave creative direction to designers to maintain standards and high quality products.
  • Identified and solved procedure problems to streamline workflow while Improving efficiency in production process for the department.
  • Monitored projects for any potential issues and communicated solutions to clients.
Graphic Designer, Junior Art Director, 01/1997 to 01/2002
LJF Associates, IncCity, STATE,
: Arts, Metal Arts, Sculpture, Expected in
Glassell School of Art - Houston, TX,
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): Graphic Design And Marketing, Expected in 09/1997
Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX,
TX Children’s Hospital Volunteer – Radio Lollipop DJ (11 years)

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School Attended
  • Glassell School of Art
  • Sam Houston State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Packaging Lead
  • Product Packaging Project Coordinator, Team Lead
  • Senior Graphic Designer and Project Manager, Art Director
  • Graphic Designer, Junior Art Director
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)