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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 12:08 AM


Free Association

San Francisco, CA

Free Association is a product agency that drives to epic outcomes with our client partners. Our lean product teams are tight-knit makers and collaborators who go deep with our partners — companies like Nest, Google and PayPal who have high expectations as leaders and innovators in products, services and messaging. You can get a better sense of what we’ve been up to lately here

At Free Association, our tight-knit team of makers collaborates closely with our clients, embedding on-site at times for seamless teamwork. And we see packaging as a critical touchpoint in the holistic user experience. This role treats packaging an extension of the iconic products at this innovative, IoT home automation partner. As part of a cross-functional team you'll craft a premium unboxing experience, develop content strategy and design all components of the packaging including the selection of materials, production vendors, and product quality.

About You
- A type nerd. You love playing with shape and brand expression through form factors
- An eye for detail - if something is off by a pixel, you'll know
- Paper aficionado - you can tell the difference between 100 cotton and 100 linen

We’d Like To See Someone Who Has
Strength to work with brand systems and production requirements
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Intuitive ability to translate complex ideas into clear, simple design solutions
Management skills to work on multiple projects, appreciate priorities in a fast-moving team
Ideally 2+ years of experience in print and/or packaging design
BFA, BA or BS degree in graphic design or related discipline

We’d Also Love If You’re

Motivated by users and bring a customer-centric approach to the work
Excited by sustainable techniques and materials
Fluent with production and prepress

What You’ll Do Once You’re Here
- Use the brand system and packaging requirements as creative boundaries that help you to innovate packaging
- Design the entire unboxing experience, from outer packaging to all packaging print inserts and the tiniest of details
- Actively participate in your team and lead / contribute to design reviews and brainstorming sessions
- Collaborate with senior packaging designers, creative directors and multiple teams and stakeholders on delivering exceptional solutions
- Maintain immaculate design files throughout the design development process and work with the - Production team to create flawless mechanicals

We explore big ideas and define strong value propositions, relentlessly iterating through insight, ingenuity, and craft to build products people love to use. Since we're not an ad agency, we maintain a flat organizational structure. We work in very small teams where all teammates get involved in the design process and interact directly with clients.

Benefits & Perks
Full benefits including medical, dental and vision
401k matching
3 weeks + 10 holidays off
Stocked fridge with goodies
Incentives for development
Fun team excursions & cultural activities

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• Location: San Francisco

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