Package Designer

Packaging Designer

Minimum ? Graduation

Minimum experience of 1? 3 years in related area

The tasks a Package Designer is expected to perform include:

Designing containers for products, such as foods, beverages, toiletries, cigarettes and medicines

Dealing with representatives of other departments to determine packaging requirements

Identifying the type of product market

Sketching design of container for specific product considering various factors

Minimising production costs

Rendering design including exterior markings and labels

Fabricating models in paper, metal ,etc. according to the material to be used for packaging

Using paints and brushes with art and creativity for best results

Knowledge of fabricating model in paper, wood, glass, plastic or metal

Knowledge of packing requirements for different types of products

Familiar with safety requirements for different products

Knowledge of using computer designing software

Ability to generate effective hand-drawn sketches

Equipped in performing market research for determining target market of the product

Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles

Knowledge of raw material, production processes, quality control and costs involved

Skilled in supporting the maintenance and development of quality management system

Not required


Good communication skills

Leadership qualities



Team player


Ability to work independently

Good interpersonal skills

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Packing Workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For candidates with experience of 1 to 3 years ? INR 12,000 to INR 29,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Packing Industry in India

Today, virtually everything we use needs packaging. Last year, while our GDP growth was 8.5%, the packaging industry grew at 15%. India?s 65,000 crore packaging industry is expected to grow at 18-20% to reach 82,500 crore by 2015. Of the total, paper packaging alone constitutes 7.6 million tonne. In fact, 40% of the total paper production goes for packaging. Plastic packaging comes next at 6.8 million tonne and growing at 20-25%, whereas glass packaging contributes to 4-5% and metal 8%.Package Designers and artists who can innovate and design attractive eye catching packaging that stands out on the shelf are always in demand.

Designing companies


Product manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India