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Packaging Production Artist

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PACKAGING PRODUCTION ARTIST
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: ON GOING
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO
PAY: $26.36/HR
** A FORTUNE 500 RETAIL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL PACKAGING PRODUCTION ARTIST! **

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Layout and reformat graphic design files to print specifications, brand requirements, print limitations and government regulations.
• Complete updates and revisions to existing files and create artwork for food and non food packaging projects.
• Produce computer mechanicals based on the creative concept layout while maintaining the creative integrity of the original concept.
• Review file specifications prior to releasing files and ensure adherence to brand standards.
• Work with production staff to preflight, collect and distribute artwork.
• Ensure the quality and accuracy of the files that are created.
• Review digital and printer proofs for overall printability, including accuracy, clarity, content, registration, and color.
• Own responsibility for the production queue and scheduling to meet advised production deadlines.
• Advising need for freelance resources and working with HR to source & qualify freelance finished artists/ comp artists.
• Supervision of one full time production artist and freelancers when required.
MUST HAVE:
• Strong knowledge of production, typography and mechanicals.
• Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Food packaging experience and strong knowledge of FDA nutritional labeling requirements, localization for Canada preferred.
• Experience with packaging structures including layouts for bags, boxes, tins, labels, etc.
• Familiarity with printer specifications including color separation
• Experience with digital proofing devices.
• Bachelors degree or equivalent.
• Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with high pressure deadlines. Agency and/or global experience a plus.

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