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Digital Production Artist- Packaging for Labels, Windows, In Store, and Seasonal

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**Our Fortune 500 Fashion Client is looking for a Digital Production Artist to join their Packaging Department in NYC for a 3-4 month long contract**

Job Title: DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTIST- Packaging for Labels, Windows, In Store, Seasonal and Promo In Store

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 3-4 months

Pay: $34/HR

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

Our client is establishing a packaging department within the Global Marketing organization in New York. The Global Packaging Department is responsible for developing and executing all on-garment labels and packaging for the brand. We are seeking exceptional team members to build a solid foundation for this department. 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. 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

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 (via cd, ftp, extranet, email, etc.) 

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.) 

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS 

Uncompromising attention to detail and maintenance of the highest degree of quality 

Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5) 

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 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES 

Approachability 

Listening Skills 

Technical Skills 

Time Management 

 

EXPERIENCE 

Minimum 4-6 years of hands-on digital production experience, college degree 

Experience with apparel packaging or CPG and creating layouts with multiple languages 

Pre Press / Printing experience is desirable

 

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