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Digital Designer

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Large Media and Entertainment company is seeking a Digital Designer to join their team. Pre-press experience is a must-have. This is a 2-month temporary role with the possibility of extending. 

Qualifications: 

  • Extensive experience in using most current version of the following applications: Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, and Freehand. 
  • Experience with current Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, operating systems and software. 
  • Proficiency in word processing, data entry, and database operation. 
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a pre-press environment. 
  • Understanding of art design, finishing, separation, pre-press, proofing and printing processes, including trapping and touchplate information. 
  • Understanding of photography, layout, and mechanical file formats. 
  • Understanding of color theory and proper handling of photographic materials 
  • Comfort with computers and willingness to adapt to changing technologies. 
  • Experience digitizing, handling, and preparing photographic images. 
  • Experience operating flatbed and 35mm film scanners. 
  • Maintain job logs and develop and/or contribute to progress reports. 
  • Flexibility with regard to hours required. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Review, prepare, and upload assorted marketing images, artwork and documents 
  • Make color, exposure, white balance and other corrections to RAW files provided 
  • Perform basic pre-press procedures using Quark, Adobe, and other Graphics Applications 
  • Create color-accurate JPG previews of all files. 
  • Rename incoming assets according to the companies naming conventions 
  • Re-link all renamed Quark support elements 
  • Convert RAW files from all camera manufacturers (NEF, CRW, CR2, Phase One) to appropriate file formats for re-use (JPG, TIF, DNG) 
  • Using supplied job ticket information, provide required metadata for all assets prepared by Digital Assets Department. 
  • Operate scanning equipment 
  • Maintain accurate records of work time and time required for each project. 
  • Check all assets according to department Q/A procedures.

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