Print / Digital Production Artist

Austin, Texas
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posted by:
Matt Cabe

Job Description:

***Disclaimer: This is posting is not for one specific position, it is for the on-going need for our clients in the financial services industry***

Prepare art files for development, video and motion graphics. Will work closely with Art Director, Interactive Designers, and the development team to build intuitive and standards-based creative assets. Will support the art team by preparing digital assets for Web, Video, and Tablet PC—perfected to meet the programming needs of the development team. Will report to the Art Lead. Requires experience in print, web and multimedia production preferably in an agency setting. Advanced knowledge of print production and the ability to translate graphic layouts into clean files for the printers. Strong knowledge of HTML; ability to build a website from the ground up; understanding of tables, forms, image maps, and frames and the ability to translate graphic layouts into HTML templates. Strong technical skills supported by expert knowledge of professional graphic and development software (InDesign, Flash, Quark, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.). Must be able to construct impeccable graphics with clean resources. Good communication and teamwork skills a must.

Studio Technical InDesign Artist and Content Publisher Organization Objective/Purpose: Creative Services, the in-house advertising agency is searching for a technically-adept print production artist to join our studio team. This position will challenge the artist to support the studio in forms layout, web-content publishing, accessibility guidelines and XML-to-print connections. We are a steady, forward-thinking atmosphere with excellent work/life balance. We have stable hours but challenging technical problems. We’re looking for a responsible, detail-oriented personality who can patiently craft complex dynamic forms, dynamic letters and accessible booklets for our financial services corporation. We have a heavy workload and need a person who can tirelessly produce perfect mechanicals. This is not a design position. This is an execution role that requires the ability to follow art direction from the design group while simultaneously leading the way on technical decisions. Brief Description of Role: • Build mechanicals from scratch with layout from Art Directors. • Markup letters with HTML, XML and CSS tags • Build forms and make them accessible per accessibility guidelines • Build dynamic forms in Adobe Lifecycle • Process batches of logos and photos for marketing team • Act as a best-practices advisor and help set standards • If able, create applescript or javascript forms functionality

Technical/Functional Qualifications: • Expert level mastery of Adobe InDesign • Basic knowledge of HTML tags and/or javascript • Basic level mastery of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator • Ability to build fillable fields and manage tags in Adobe Acrobat • Interest in technical solutions Special Bonus: • Additional consideration given for any art school, graphic design or creative writing background. • Consideration also given for any kind of home scripting background, like html, javascript, applescript, wordpress, drupal, vbscript, flash, etc.