Packaging Designer

What does a Packaging Designer do?

A packaging designer guides the design process of cosmetics packaging. They develop, design, and execute a concept for noticeable and engaging packaging materials. Packaging Designers use graphic design elements like shape, color, logos, and typography to create packaging that is practical and attractive to consumers.

How much does this career make?

According to Ziprecruiter, Packaging Designers maintain a national annual salary of $71,135, which is an hourly wage of $34.20. Entry-level producers start around $50,000 annually. In contrast, senior-level producers make an annual average of $105,000. The range in salary widely depends on factors including skill and seniority level.

What impact does this career have towards the beauty industry?

Packing Designers are responsible for communicating a brand’s story and identity. They allow brands to connect with consumers aesthetically and emotionally. Packaging Designers tap into current market trends to inform their storytelling. However, they also have to predict future shifts in consumer perception.

What is the job outlook for a Packaging Designer?

Beauty revenue is forecasted to be worth $480.4 billion by 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the field (including Packaging Designers) are expected to increase at a rate of 19% percent during the 2019-2029 decade (www.bls.gov).

Fenton Jagdeo

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Fenton Jagdeo
Beauty Business Essentials contributor, Founder & CEO of FACULTY

Related Careers:

Supply Chain Executive | Warehouse Operator | Health & Safety Engineer | Pick Packer | Material Handler | Inventory Analyst | Production Planner | Distribution Analyst | Supply Planner | Cosmetic Chemist | Microbiologist | Product Development Associate

Cosmetic Chemist

What does a Cosmetic Chemist do?

Cosmetic Chemists work in beauty manufacturing developing beauty products. They create cosmetic shades and colors by experimenting with pigments. These scientists formulate ingredients for skincare, personal care, and color cosmetic products based on scientific research. They also work in product testing to ensure consumer safety and oversee the manufacturing process for compliance with health and safety protocols.

How much does this career make?

According to Comparably, Cosmetic Chemists maintain a national annual salary of $70,659, which is an hourly wage of $30.92. In general, entry-level producers start around $52,000 annually. Senior-level producers make an annual average of $161,631. The range in salary widely depends on factors including skill and seniority level.

What impact does this career have towards the beauty industry?

Cosmetic Chemists are important to consumer health and safety. They test ingredients before products reach the market to ensure consumer well-being. Chemists also keep product lines fresh and relevant by developing new, innovative products.

What is the job outlook for a Cosmetic Chemist?

Projections show that beauty industry revenue will increase to $480.4 by 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for chemists and material scientists (including Cosmetic Chemists) are expected to increase at a rate of 6% percent during the 2019-2029 decade (www.bls.gov).

Ron Robinson, Cosmetic Chemist

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Ron Robinson
Beauty Business Essentials contributor, Cosmetic Chemist & Founder of BeautyStat Cosmetics

Brands He’s Worked With: BeautyStat, Clinique, L’Oreal, Revlon, and Avon

Related Careers:

Supply Chain Executive | Warehouse Operator | Health & Safety Engineer | Pick Packer | Material Handler | Inventory Analyst | Production Planner | Distribution Analyst | Supply Planner | Microbiologist | Product Development Associate | Packaging Designer

Yellowbrick, FIT, and Beauty Inc Launch Beauty Business Essentials

Yellowbrick has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology and Beauty Inc to introduce Beauty Business Essentials. This new online course provides a behind-the-scenes look at the business of beauty. In this 100% online and self-paced course, FIT’s world-renowned faculty and experts from Beauty Inc guide students through the major segments of the business of beauty. In addition, students who complete the online course will finish with a portfolio-ready hero product concept and receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from FIT.

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Beauty Business Essentials, a new online program to help students learn how to take a beauty product concept to market.

Beauty Business Essentials consists of five modules: Beauty Industry Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship, Product Development And Production Management, Building A Successful Beauty Brand, Beauty Business Marketing Strategies, and Retailing And Distribution. Students complete activities, assignments, and quizzes in each module to gain a deeper understanding of industry practices and potential career opportunities. In addition, course instructors include Virginia Bonofiglio, Assistant Professor and Associate Chairperson of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing at FIT. Industry experts also include Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, founders of Glow Recipe, Karen Chambers, VP of Iman Beauty, Ian Ginsberg, CEO of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, and Fenton Jagdeo, founder of FACULTY.

This online course is perfect for people at all career stages. Enthusiasts searching for a way to turn their passion into careers will learn about the different opportunities available in the beauty business. Furthermore, industry veterans will strengthen their knowledge and expand their skill sets. Seasoned professionals looking for an industry refresher will gain insight into new trends in the market. No matter where you are in your beauty industry journey, Beauty Business Essentials will help you take your career to the next gear.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

FIT is a leading educator in cosmetics, fragrance, design, fashion, and art. The New York-based university has provided industry-defining instruction for over 75 years. 

Beauty Inc is the go-to source for coverage on beauty. Beauty Inc is the preeminent authority up to the minute industry news and trends. They have six printed issues per year, a weekly digital publication, and have reports in WWD.

ONLINE COURSE OUTCOMES

Graduates of Beauty Business Essentials can expect to complete the online course with an understanding of:

  • Basic branding principles and marketing strategies to launch a beauty brand concept
  • The beauty product development process
  • How brands establish retail and distribution strategies
  • How successful brands have taken a concept to market

As part of their course work, graduates who finish the course will have a beauty-based hero product concept for their portfolios.

NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS

Virginia Bonofiglio

Virginia Bonofiglio is an Assistant Professor and Associate Chairperson of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing at FIT, where she’s used her 40 years of beauty industry experience to develop the curriculum for the Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing program, as well as a specialized certificate program in perfumery.

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee founded Glow Recipe in 2014. The pair previously worked together at L’Oréal in South Korea before launching Glow Recipe, now one of the best-selling skincare lines in the world.

Karen Chambers

Karen Chambers is the Vice President of IMAN Beauty. She’s also a writer, editor, and multicultural beauty & wellness speaker.

Ian Ginsberg

Ian Ginsberg serves as the Chief Executive Officer of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Ginsberg is the third generation owner of C.O. Bigelow which is the oldest pharmacy-apothecary in the United States.

Fenton Jagdeo

Fenton Jagdeo is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of FACULTY, a line of modern grooming products.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

If you’re still not sure if Beauty Business Essentials is right for you, consider the following questions:

  • Do have an interest in the business side of beauty, but you don’t know how to get started?
  • Do you want to launch your own beauty brand or beauty product?
  • Interested in pursuing an education in beauty, but don’t want to commit to a traditional university program?
  • Are you in another career and considering a change into the business industry?
  • Are you a licensed Professionals or career MUA’s looking to expand your skillset?
  • Have you worked in the business of beauty for years and feel like you could use a refresher? 

If you’re interested in more information, head over to Beauty Business Essentials and sign up to receive a video preview and our course catalog.

Learn about the Beauty Business Landscape in Beauty Business Essentials

In partnership with Fashion Institute of Technology and Beauty Inc, Yellowbrick has launched its newest online course, Beauty Business Essentials. Beauty Industry Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship is the first of the five course modules featuring expert insight from FIT faculty and insiders from Beauty Inc. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio-ready hero product concept. They will also receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from FIT.

Beauty Business Essentials

Beauty Industry Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship provides an overview of the history and evolution of the beauty industry. The module will touch on the industry’s expansion into personal categories such as oral and body care, wellness, technology, and genderless cosmetics. Industry experts also define managerial and leadership skills needed to succeed in the beauty industry. 

KEY CONCEPTS OF MODULE 1

Students of Beauty Business Essentials can expect to complete the first module of the online course with an understanding of:

  • The Evolution Of The Beauty Industry
  • The Beauty Business Landscape
  • Business Models
  • Management And Leadership Skills
  • Team Building
  • Diversity And Inclusion In The Industry
  • Culture And Purpose

NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS IN THIS MODULE 

Linda Treska, Beauty Business Essentials

Linda Treska is the CEO of the waterless cosmetics brand, Pinch of Colour. With over 20 years in the beauty business, Treska founded Pinch of Colour in 2016. The brand is environmentally driven as none of their products contain water, instead of conserving it for drinking.

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, Beauty Business Essentials

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee founded Glow Recipe in 2014. The pair previously worked together at L’Oréal in South Korea before launching Glow Recipe, now one of the best-selling skincare lines in the world.

Ian Ginsberg

Ian Ginsberg serves as the Chief Executive Officer of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Ginsberg is the third-generation owner of C.O. Bigelow which is the oldest pharmacy-apothecary in the United States.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? 

If you’re considering Beauty Business Essentials but still unsure if its right for you, ask yourself the following:

  • Would you like to learn about the history of beauty and how it’s evolved into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today?
  • Are you unsure about where you can make the biggest impact in beauty and want to learn about the different sectors?
  • Do you want to launch your own beauty brand or beauty product, but you’re not sure what it takes to lead or manage a business?
  • Do you have an idea you want to take to market and would like to learn about turning that idea into a hero product?

If you’d like more information on Beauty Business Essentials, module 1, or the upcoming modules, check out Beauty Business Essentials and sign up to receive a video preview and our course catalog.