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Lead Prepress Designer

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Are you a tried-and-true prepress professional? Do you sweat the details and live for flawless execution? Can you harness the power of InDesign's high functioning features including nested styles, tabs, tables, running scripts? We need to talk to you! Our client is looking for a highly skilled production professional to get it right!

This position contributes to brand success by producing computer generated graphic design files, educating fellow partners, and leading certain production oriented projects, in support of the objectives of the creative studio. Creates graphics files to correct specifications to ensure quality of design product and printing. Educates designers, print buyers and fellow prepress specialists in advanced software techniques, often leads projects, such as those related to software education, production processes, or workflow documentation. Participates on cross-functional teams to improve studio process and technical understanding.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Assists creative teams with building comps and presentation materials when necessary. Collaborates with internal and external design teams to provide input to designers and print production on how to produce graphic files in preparing final layouts for printing. Produces accurate graphics files to the highest specifications using a variety of desktop publishing programs. Produces advertisements, sales promotions and public relations material for visual communications media. Educates and collaborates with designers, print buyers and fellow prepress partners to advance technical knowledge and determine best practices on complex projects. Demonstrates expert level knowledge in all Adobe Creative Suite programs and file building technique to achieve highest level of production efficiency and accuracy. Serves as lead on some production or process projects; may direct the work of others; meets with key managers to identify issues and resolve technical challenges; performs some duties of tangential roles (design or print production); serves as bench for prepress manager. May perform some duties of tangential roles (design or print production). May work on projects that require extremely good organizational, typography and coding skills.

Summary of Experience:
Expert level graphics software applications such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator: 7+ years. Print production: 4 years. Ad agency or marketing: 4 years. Print or color house experience: 4 years. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in crossfunctional projects and activities. Strong problemsolving skills. Ability to work independently. Attention to detail. Ability to deliver excellent customer service. Ability to set and negotiate priorities. Ability to work as part of a team. Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to lead others and coordinate projects. Ability to educate or mentor others in prepress and technical matters."

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