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.