Graphic / Packaging Design

Lakewood, New Jersey / Astor Chocolate

Sep 28, 2016


Graphic Designer- New Product Development

Astor Chocolate is a premier chocolate manufacturer, with a foundation of quality based on three core strengths ? Innovation, Creativity and Dedication. Our goal is to provide our customers with products of unparalleled quality, leaving a lasting impression of distinction. This can only happen with a strong team of professionals leading the way in an energetic goal oriented atmosphere. The very success of Astor's phenomenal growth lies in our commitment to developing our employees' ability to contribute to their greatest potential. With a team of upbeat, talented, motivated people, we will continue to move forward as a market leader, servicing our customers with excellence and dedication.

 Astor's 120,000 square foot state of the art facility houses a multi-faceted chocolate manufacturing plant with a fully integrated design/ print department, allowing for the creation of truly impressive line of products.

As our Packaging Designer you will be an ideas driven conceptual thinker with the ability to influence the branding world. Expect to be able to research new concepts, produce mock up sketches, brainstorm ideas and communicate designs with 3D visuals. You will be liaising with internal teams including, Marketing, Trends, Pre-press  to produce creative concepts that not only fulfill the brief but exceed expectations. But most of all, you will be joining a company with 65 years of creativity behind it, that will keep you invigorated.  If you excel at creating compelling packaging and displays that drives product sales and thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you.


Conceptualizes and translates graphic and packaging design trends to create innovative, aesthetically pleasing packaging solutions for Astor's customer base.

Works with Marketing, Product Management, and Design to create and execute packaging that have structural integrity and increase sell-through in Astor's marketplaces.

Keeps up to speed on packaging trends and technological advances to maintain our brands' competitive edge.

Responsibilities include concept and design new structures and products updating and revising current designs, creating mock-ups and creating new layouts/design.

Execute the design and production of strategic packaging and branding for in-house, private label and contract consumer packaged goods from concept to completion.

Work in tandem with others in design team to maximize their design projects.


BFA or BA in art, packaging design or graphic design or the equivalent.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 3-6 years of graphic design experience. An emphasis in consumer packaged goods for the confectionary, beauty, beverage, fashion or home industry is preferred.

 Individuals with strong foundational skills such as self-motivation, responsibility, communication skills (oral and written), detail-oriented, and the ability to manage multiple items simultaneously are most important.

Demonstrated excellence in design, creative thought, problem solving and the creative ability to imagine and demonstrate ideas.

Should be able to work with different materials and understand their capabilities as well as their limitations

An eye for emerging new trends with a passion to excel and challenge the traditions of packaging design


Our goal is to energize, equip and develop extraordinary people to drive unpredicted results. We are looking for talented people to join our team of passionate professionals!

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