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Digital Production & Retouching Artist

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Imagine working on site at one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! Singlehandedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation, this leader in consumer electronics is looking for a Web Production Designer for a 6-month contract position at their Santa Clara Valley location.

This role is primarily responsible for creating new and modifying existing web images and other graphical assets for use within the client's Online Support web experience including icons (vector/svg), device screens, product imagery and more. Candidates must be accomplished designers of original works as well as expert image manipulators/editors and have the ability to multitask on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Create, edit and/or manipulate vector artwork (Illustrator/Sketch) for web use (not print), output in various optimized formats
• Crop, resize, knock-out backgrounds, output optimized raster images for web, following file size and quality requirements
• Manipulate and correct images (color correction, cleaning, cloning, curves, levels, filters etc.) and create realistic drop-shadows
• Follow a style guide and art direction
• Organize and track web image workflow via web tool similar to Jira

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required
• Expert-level skills with Photoshop & Illustrator; advanced skills in Sketch or similar
• Image formats, their appropriate use and optimization for web (vector and raster)
• Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, a self-starter, and a team player
• Ability to manage a large flow of images while keeping an eye out for quality issues and urgent items
• Expert time management and task prioritization skills
• Quick learner and works continually to improve proficiency
• Ability to anticipate potential problems and issues based on experience, ability to quickly and effectively help team to implement solutions
• Ability to identify and escalate issues appropriately and ask for help when needed
• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written

Strongly Preferred
• Working knowledge of web design applications such as Sketch
• Knowledge of basic digital prototyping methods
• General technical knowledge related to web design and development
• Solid understanding of responsive/fluid web design requirements as it related to image production
• Global experience, working with localization teams, understanding of regional sensitivities to use of colors, symbols, etc.

Bonus experience
• Video production for web
• Working with CMS products and Digital Asset Management platforms

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Formal Design education; BA or BS degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
• User Experience (UX) design background, preferred
• Experience following corporate design style guides and standards
• REQUIRED: Experience with major consumer (B2C) brand web experience, such as an ecommerce catalog site
• REQUIRED: 3-5 years of experience producing product and lifestyle imagery for consumer-facing online (web & web app) experiences
• REQUIRED: 3-5 years of experience creating and manipulating web vector artwork using Illustrator and Sketch
• Experience working for and within large corporate environments, preferably a top consumer brand

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