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Packaging Production/Implementation Consultant

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A Packaging Design Studio at a Global Consumer Packaged Goods Company in Midtown Manhattan is looking a Production Designer with strong Packaging/Branding skills that have worked ideally on personal, home and pet food categories. 

The Packaging Production Consultant will work on production release files that are very cleaned up design files with extensive color call-outs and font information (not separations).  The Production Team does a lot of CMYK and spot color files.

The Production Manager is looking for production experience to transform the design files into a file that is actually be printed. 

The production designer will handle the following:
- Checking print minimums and going into the PSD and Illustrator files (checking layers)
- Cleaning up files in Photoshop and Illustrator
- Writing call outs
- Making Illustrator and linked files in CMYK mode (at times adding spot channels)
- Proofing the release file - reading through the call outs, the slug information and the design layout

Requirements: 
- Must have production experience working with mass/global consumer packaged brands  
- Must have strong Photoshop skills and be able to work quickly in this program 
- Must understand the full packaging production process   
- Must understand the design intent of packaging from a produciton perspective 
- Good understanding of printing techniques 
- Must be meticulous and extremely detail-oriented  
- Must be able to proof production files before sending to back to Design Leads 
- Design/Branding Agency experience a plus

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