Creative Production Director

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posted by:
Christie Bridges

Job Description:

Job: Creative Production Director Department: Creative 
Key Job Accountabilities 
• Execution of digital packaging mechanicals, with a thorough understanding of the language of design, acute sensitivity to typography, and follow-through on all corporate design standards and direction. Create high-quality digital files necessary for printing direction to ensure vendors have accurate production direction on all jobs. 
• Manage time-line to track - copy, mask and due dates in order to execute artwork. 
• Weekly artwork status with US Marketing, Global Marketing, Artwork Traffic team and 
Development. Monthly Packaging status with Global Creative Team and US Development. 
• Follow through with details of all projects from understanding design-turnover to final production. 
• Responsible for color management. 
• Create and approve standards/guidelines for packaging production. 
• Knowledge of printing and output processes. Must understand the production of 4-color 
photography, specifically as it relates to packaging mechanicals and printing processes. 
• Must follow all departmental protocols, server protocols, Esko routing, and archiving procedures. 
• Must be able to make own travel arrangements and travel on press runs (35% travel). Responsible 
for all travel costs up front and that will be reimbursed. 
Competencies Required 
• 5-7 years of hands-on studio production experience in a corporate environment, design firm, or agency preferably experienced in the cosmetics or fashion arena. Design or art school experience a plus. 
• Excellent computer skills on all Macintosh programs; Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. 
• Exceptional craftsmanship skills and attention to detail. 
• Requires a high level of decision making on a daily basis - communicate urgencies and execute 
accordingly, exceptional analytical skills and attention to production details. 
• Ability to problem solve and multi-task. 
• Must be able to work well independently or within a team. 
• Must be able to do quality work at a fast pace and under tight deadlines. 
Recommended Must Have Training and/or Equivalent Experiences Training 
• artwork collaboration server, ESKO Web-center and Sharepoint. Preferred Key Experiences (prior to this position) 
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or equivalent with an emphasis in design, visual communication and/or advertising 
• Production & Print Production