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Graphic Design specialist/Production Artist

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Graphic Design Specialist/Production Artist – New York

Must have corporate/agency experience!! Financial experience preferred.

This person needs to be skilled in all aspects of graphic design, but must also have some experience managing projects and dealing directly with clients.

The ideal candidate has probably worked in small in-house agency or small independent agency or design firm, where they had direct client interaction on a daily basis. They should be able to quickly cultivate and then maintain a good working relationship with account team and/or client, and strive for a high level of client satisfaction, while working within established brand boundaries.

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Graphic Design Description

Uses knowledge of current graphic design software in the production of collateral, presentations, display and advertising projects. Works directly with the assigned account executive and/or client. Generates and manipulates graphic elements, images, charts and text into consolidated advertising and presentation outputs. Typical duties include document layout and production, pre–flight formatting, collecting, processing, checking and uploading files. Adept in using multiple software applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, MS Office (incl. Word and PowerPoint) and Acrobat. Must have solid knowledge of printing and production processes, a keen attention to detail and excellent troubleshooting skills.

• Has a solid understanding of printing and production processes, pre-press, proofing and specifications. (Knowledge of paper is a plus but not required.)
• Keeps abreast of technology and software advances in the field and is able to apply such advances to his/her daily tasks.
• Will consistently communicate with team/client regarding project details, specifications and status.
• Is organized and has a keen attention to detail.
• Has strong communication skills.
• Although this is not specifically a design role, he/she has great deal of creative sensitivity.
• Is a self-starter.
• Is a multi-tasker.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent listening and consultative & partnership capabilities
• Fast-learner with demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Has at least 3 years of graphics/production experience.
• Has experience in financial services and health care (a plus but not required)
• Has a degree or its equivalent (a plus but not required)

Software Must-Haves
• CS5.5 - including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro
• Strong Proficiency in MS Word
• Strong Proficiency in MS PowerPoint

Desired Additional Software
• QuarkXPress
• Excel
• Mac and PC cross-platform experience
• Flash
• HTML (a plus but not required)
• Other multi-media

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