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PRINT PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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PRINT PRODUCTION DESIGNER
PRINT/IN-STORE SIGNAGE + VISUALS
LOCATION: Oakland, CA
DURATION: 3+ Months || Mon-Fri || Full-Time
PAY: DOE

OUR FORTUNE 500 LIFESTYLE CLIENT IS IN NEED OF A PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ARTIST FOR AN ON-GOING ASSIGNMENT ASAP!

General Overview:
The Signage production Designer/Artist is responsible for taking rough design concepts for in-store graphic files from the design stage through to prepress. He/she will be responsible for interpreting the design concepts and bring the designer’s vision to life in a wide range of styles and techniques.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ability to work within existing print/signage system guidelines to extend the line to include new products
• Understanding of the scope of the myriad printing processes and their strengths and limitations is crucial
• Must be able to converse directly with printers to understand the printer’s concerns and to ensure the mechanical files in such a way so as to address these concerns
• Responsible for retouching images for reproduction
• Responsible for archiving and updating graphic files

SKILLS:
• 2+ years of experience in print, production, and design
• Portfolio should also demonstrate strong production + design skills (typography, color theory, layout/conversion optimization, print production, basic web design, and design software knowledge)
• Expert use of Illustrator and Photoshop. The more technical the better
• Detail oriented is key for success for this position
• Experienced in different types of production/ Packaging experience is a definite plus
• Illustration skills are helpful. CAD or Sketch Up users would be welcome
• Able to own a brief, juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines as part of a fast-paced, global creative services team
• Accuracy & attention to detail
• Skilled in compositing and retouching in Photoshop
• Experience with various printed mediums, materials and large format printing
• Proficient in building print-ready files with an acute attention to detail and accuracy

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