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PRODUCTION ARTIST

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PRODUCTION ARTIST
DIGITAL & PRINT PROJECTS
LOCATION: Oakland CA
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: Monday-Friday || 6+ Months
PAY: $28-$32/hour (based on experience)

OUR FORTUNE 500 LIFESTYLE CLIENT IS IN NEED OF A PRODUCTION ARTIST ASAP!

General Overview:
Produce marketing materials including: Weekly Tabs, collateral, special ads, brochures, digital billboards for print and web. Complete photo-retouching and color correction, and accurately release materials to vendors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Produce technically accurate files for reproduction via print and/or emails.
• Build mechanical files for final production and execute changes throughout multiple rounds
• Work with designers and art director to execute designs as directed
• Version supplied creative files in accordance to a comprehensive versioning matrix
• Consistently apply and enforce brand guidelines for each project
• Assure files are accurately prepared to vendors’ specifications
• Review supplied design files and proactively solve production issues
• Pre-flight, collect and upload print-ready files to vendors
• Maintain consistent communications of project details and scheduled job status with traffic manager(s)
• Maintain and archive released files / uploads / transfers
• Support all efforts that contribute to departmental goal of driving traffic to stores

Job Requirements:
• 5 years of experience as a Print Production artist
• Mac proficient and use of OS X Mavericks
• Proficiency: Adobe CS6: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Knowledge of: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Basecamp, Outlook
• High attention to details with the ability to take comps to production and make press-ready
• Strong organizational, prioritizing, and analytical skills
• Ability to execute last-minute changes accurately and efficiently
• Maintain quality control on archiving and file release protocol
• Ability to work independently and manage time in order to meet tight deadlines
• Strong oral and written communication skills (able to compose and edit correspondence)

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