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Packaging/Print Production Artist

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Our client is looking to hire a Print Production/Pre-Press Artist with labeling/packaging experience. This is a long-term contract position (1 year or longer). Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is required--with a preference for InDesign and Acrobat expertise.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Labeling design and development from concept phase through creation and release of approved labeling utilizing graphic design software.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and troubleshoot labeling layouts to meet product labeling inputs while meeting regulatory, quality and manufacturing requirements.
• Gain approvals, release labeling into document management system, and prepare files for output.
• Prioritize projects in a fast-paced deadline driven environment with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop accurate markups and create drafts for review.
• Utilize existing templates, die lines, or artwork to create or revise technically accurate labeling artwork and labeling specifications based on mark-ups/redlines, drawings/blueprints, regulatory requirements, and printing/manufacturing requirements.
• Ensure labeling is compliant with Corporate Identity requirements.
• Perform technical reviews of labeling artwork and labeling specifications.
• Review labeling for accuracy and compliance to labeling procedures.
• Facilitate labeling development.
• Route labeling packages for approval.
• Perform product data and document management entry, configuration, and processing in company’s document management system.
• Perform prepress activities to prepare labeling artwork for print suppliers. Assist Labeling Project to resolve issues with print suppliers and manufacturing.
• Meet labeling project timelines and commitments.
• Input accurate metrics and aid in process improvements.
• Assist Labeling Project Associate in creating labeling templates, die-lines, job aids, process flows and cycle time metrics for product line.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to work on both MAC and PC platforms
• Experience in MS Office, heavily focused on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
• Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, heavily focused on InDesign and Acrobat preferred
• Basic knowledge of page layout and typography
• Basic understanding of pre-press, digital output, and printing processes
• Ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings
• Ability to effectively perform technical review of artwork using manual proofreading techniques, electronic comparator software, measurement tools, bar code scanner, etc.
• Basic conceptual and analytical skills (ability to grasp mathematical concepts such as fractions, decimals, percentages, etc.)
• Strong attention to detail
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize tasks

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