Graphic Designer

Thinking Careers.    Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity....

The purpose of the Mid Weight Graphic Designer is to play a major role in graphic design activities and strategic brand development in support of the Innovation and Design team’s stakeholders, both internally and externally. The Mid Weight Graphic Designer will be under the guidance & mentorship of the Senior Graphic Designer and will have accountability with the creation, development and execution of packaging design solutions & branding strategies including idea development, research activities, visual articulation and concept development through to finished art. It is important that the Mid Weight Graphic Designer has a good understanding of FMCG packaging design, semiotics and technical & creative application.


You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Working with the Senior Graphic Designer to put forward the best concepts for required brief within reasonable time and budget (following I & D design process).
  • Assisting in visual articulation of new packaging concepts to a high standard, assisting preparation of mood boards and images for presentations.
  • Assisting in the design of artwork for concepts onto finalised dielines provided by industrial designers that will be put forward for the brief.
  • Assisting in the Preparation of art for prototyping or pre-press production and the design of Opal branded items or files working within brand guidelines.
  • Visual research and idea development based on briefs from Senior Graphic Designer.


Discover Yourself….

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in commercial graphic design (preferred 4 years plus experience in packaging or print)
  • Superior skills and experience in the application of graphic design in packaging and FMCG projects
  • Good understanding of production processes i.e. Print production
  • Good understanding of typography and application
  • Good understanding of branding, guidelines and application
  • Ability to prioritise with good time & project management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take concept to finished art
  • High degree of proficiency operating MAC, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (mastery of photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • Working understanding of MS Office 365 Suite of tools & programs (PowerPoint/Work/Excel/Teams/Sharepoint)
  • Experience in multimedia design would be beneficial (UX/UI, AR/VR, digital marketing & web)



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For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.