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Catalog Production Artist (4-6 people)

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*Need to be quick, outgoing, focused, and fast
*need to be experienced, but not too SR. (Need to take direction and not ask questions)
*They need to be able to be OK with change, they will have to re-work the same project often
*Long days, sometimes weekends!

Hands-on layout production and text edits of Restoration Hardware catalogs. This includes making revisions and bringing approved concepts or designs to final form for printing.
Primary areas of responsibility
• For all catalogs, create digital files for prepress following creative designer’s layout or templates. Place new images, retrieve and place pick-up images, place and format new copy, retrieve and place pick-up copy.
• Prepare proofs for internal circulation. Make all revisions to type and layout as necessary during internal production and prepress cycles. Ensure that all proofs are prepared and revisions are completed in accordance with schedules. Maintain history of all revisions to each catalog throughout its entire production cycle.
• Maintain knowledge of current graphic arts software and hardware; stay abreast of new technological developments.
Requirements
• Advanced InDesign skills, preferably in a catalog or other multi-page environment. Comfortable using master pages, grids and guides, libraries, and paragraph/character styles.
• Attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high level of accuracy. • Team-oriented, positive attitude, able to take direction.

Our basic criteria:

very comfortable in InDesign, especially with paragraph/character styling (GREP a plus)
accuracy and speed
pleasant attitude
able to follow direction

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