Graphic Production Artist

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Aquent is partnering with a well-known and respected company in Madison, WI. Our client is looking for a technically savvy Production Artist for their in-house creative team on a long-term contract basis.

Reporting to the Creative Services Manager, the Production Artist will understand company goals, marketing objectives as well as visual expectations for our brands and brand guidelines. The incumbent will work within a team environment and confirm layout specifications with creative personnel. This position compliments our main agencies in an internal agency capacity to meet the needs of the marketing product and communications teams, internal departments, and North American and international distributors. Must be able to produce print- and digital-ready electronic layouts utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. This position requires extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Must be able to prepare new layouts and technical illustrations following pre-designed templates conforming to brand guidelines, revise and modify existing layouts, typeset copy and make proofing corrections.

-Demonstrate combined graphic design talents and top-notch skills as a production artist
-Experience in print collateral design and production, video, digital and online applications
-Must be highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with strong emphasis on Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
-Proficient with current versions of Photoshop, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office
-Demonstrate ability to execute designs based on existing standards and style guides that meet content and functional requirements as directed by the marketing team
-Produce proofs for approval and prepare files for print, ensuring accuracy in copy and design
-Must be able to work quickly and independently in a deadline-driven, team environment
-Must demonstrate ability to take direction and show attention to detail
-Keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills to manage a multitude of projects at once
-Self-motivated and driven to learn both inside and outside the work environment
-Knowledge and understanding of Content Management Systems a plus