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Creative Production Director

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A global beauty company is looking to bring on a Creative Production Director in a long-term/steady position in a full-time schedule (Mon-Fri/40+ hours a week). This role would be a W2 Hourly Employee of Aquent. 

Key Job Accountabilities

  • Execution of Maybelline 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 MNY 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

  • L’Oreal 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 

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