Production Artist

Los Angeles, CA
Job Terms:
posted by:
Chris Woodbridge

Job Description:

Our client a large consulting firm in LA is seeking a production artist for a long term assignment.  This is a  production-level (non-design) position within the Design Studio, teams with designers in the graphic production of deliverables in a variety of media, including digital and print. Translates design specifications into deliverables, integrates text and graphics, creates/edits complex templates with speed/accuracy and prepares/finalizes files for printing/copying or hosting on web servers. Demonstrates/applies advanced knowledge of firm brand and standard graphic applications with high-level technical/software skills. Effectively prioritizes/balances multiple projects and may lead teams to collaborate and provide additional resources to meet deadlines. Translates design concepts to develop final, refined layouts and production art Demonstrates photo/image manipulation and transformation skills, pulling out bleed, resizing and cropping, as needed.  Demonstrates expertise in placing graphics and text, using master pages and style sheets, standard electronic file management/archiving and troubleshooting. Advanced knowledge of layout, type, color, tracking, kerning and leading Applies advance knowledge of firm brand/strategy to create branded templates.  Incorporates revisions, punctuation, spelling, formatting and performs mail merge functions.  Demonstrates effective project management, including preparing estimates/timelines/budget, on-time deliverables and resource allocation.  Prepares files for print/electronic delivery; effectively brokers requests (internal/external), including with vendors.  Anticipates customer needs and offers innovative ideas/options/solutions.  Contributes technical skills and guides teams, including virtually, with leading practices.  Cross-trains in other applications/functions to provide overall coverage/support.  Acts as a peer advisor, coach or trainer on software and processes and shares knowledge. Maintains compliance with all firm technology tools/processes, including utilization/productivity requirements.  Works independently and with lead project teams.  Performance and product are reviewed periodically for quality and customer experience. 
Experience/Required Skills
  Expert or advanced skills with industry-standard software (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Captivate, Acrobat).  Highly skilled at layout development, file manipulation, scanning, retouching, typography and use of color.  Proficient in reading graphics specifications.  Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Able to create/edit template-based multimedia content, including HTML, Starcite, CSG+, JavaScript, .aspx and interactive email content.  Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal/teaming and collaboration skills locally/nationally/globally.  Demonstrates speed with exceptional attention to detail and quality,.  Must be able to work significant overtime as requested, often on a last-minute basis, and alter hours as needed.  May be required to work off-site.  Must adhere to busy season staffing requirements/scheduling.  Approximately 5-6 years of related experience.  Experience in graphics/multimedia industry.  Background in Accounting/Finance industry preferred
Associates degree, technical certificate or equivalent work experience. Certification in Adobe graphics applications a plus.