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DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTIST

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DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTIST
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 3 MONTHS
LOCATION: NYC
PAY: $28.95/HR

** A FORTUNE 500 RETAIL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTIST! **

The Digital Production Artist is responsible for the production of on-time, error-free, and properly constructed mechanicals. Key requirements for this role include expert knowledge of current design software, a strong working knowledge of various printing platforms and prepress techniques, the ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with business partners, as well as a strong sense of design to support conceptual development.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Create on-time, error-free, and properly constructed artwork and mechanicals
• Maintain personal daily and weekly production schedule
• Actively participate in creative / production handoff meetings
• Maintain responsibility for projects from creative hand-off through final delivery
• Adhere to mechanical quality standards and proofing / sign-off procedures to ensure error-free deliverables
• Participate in the review of internal and external proofs
• Maintain the integrity of the creative concept throughout the production process
• Create mechanical mock-ups for proofing purposes
• Adhere to naming and back-up procedures to ensure proper archiving of digital assets
• Deliver final artwork to business partners and / or suppliers
• Continually manage, and work to improve, the quality of department deliverables
• Gather and record information from business partners and suppliers that facilitates efficient studio workflow through Digital Production (ie. legal, print specifications, etc.)

MUST HAVE:
• Uncompromising attention to detail and maintenance of the highest degree of quality
• Strong working knowledge of the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite
• Building Mechanicals – InDesign CS6 or higher Illustrator CS6 or higher Photoshop CS6 or higher
• Box.com or dropbox knowledge
• Coloring Knowledge
• 5 + year of experience Retail Background Pre-Production/ Prep Production
• Experience Advertising Agency
• Working knowledge of printing platforms (Lithography, Flexography, Screen Print, etc.)
• Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage time
• Design sensibility, coupled with the desire and skill to be strong creative partners
• Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to apply past learning to present situations
• Constant drive to gain additional knowledge to improve skill set
• Minimum 6+ years of hands-on digital production experience, college degree
• Experience in retail marketing visual directives and creating layouts in multiple languages
• Pre Press / Printing experience is desirable. Experience with automated/auto-populate booklet creation is a plus!

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