Production Designer

Cupertino, CA
Job Terms:
DOE + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Kendra Campbell

Job Description:

This Design Team is responsible for the design and art direction of core communications —including product launches and seasonal campaigns—across Retail, Channel, Packaging, Keynote, and Events. Working in a highly collaborative manner, a primary focus of the Design Team is to define the look and feel of all product imagery through experimentation, critical thinking, and extraordinary attention to detail. The role of Production Designer is the liaison between the Creative Design and Mechanical Production Studio teams, ensuring the original design intent—established by approved creative—is maintained thoughtfully and consistently throughout the implementation and artwork assets production processes. In this role, you will provide production mechanical building expertise combined with a great sense of design acumen to maintain the high level design and quality standards.



• Directly support Creative Design and Corporate Identity staff and Mechanical Production Studio.

• Use design implementation experience to anticipate and problem-solve executional issues such as image cropping, scaling, layout ratio reformatting.

• Anticipate and problem-solve executional issues such as resolution, function, color, reproduction and finishing.

• Create master art adaptations at different aspect ratios and scales.

• Build and maintain design roadmaps, master layouts and other internal visual documents.


Key Qualifications

• You have 3-5 years production design experience implementing complex design concepts into a varied set of marketing materials.

• Expert in Master Art production, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator Creative Cloud applications.

• Highly skilled in Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.

• Able to strategize the implementation of a project’s core set of creative across the full suite of print and some online deliverables.

• Strong communication skills, able to explain ideas and direction to others clearly, diplomatically and concisely.

• Comfortable working with diverse teams, including Creative, Project Management, Print Production, Mechanical Studio, Editing and Content.

• Work well in partnership with others, particularly Creative and Production Design personnel maintaining professional demeanor under pressure and in situations of ambiguity.

• React quickly to new information, opinions and direction and strategically pivot when necessary.

• Creative Advertising or Design Agency Design Agency or Creative Advertising Studio experience preferred. Samples of design implementation and mechanical production samples required.

• Experience with non-Latin scripts (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, etc.) a big plus.



A Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field is preferred.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Resource Manager checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)