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Production Artist- Packaging, Fashion/Apparel

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Production Artist- Packaging, Fashion/Apparel

 

Global fashion brand brand is establishing a packaging department within the Global Marketing organization in New York. The Global Packaging Department is responsible for developing and executing all on-garment labels and packaging for the brand. We are seeking exceptional team members to build a solid foundation for this department. The Digital Production Artist is responsible for the production of on-time, error-free, and properly constructed mechanicals. Key requirements for this role include expert knowledge of current design software, a strong working knowledge of various printing platforms and prepress techniques, the ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with business partners, as well as a strong sense of design to support conceptual development. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
Create on-time, error-free, and properly constructed artwork and mechanicals 
Maintain personal daily and weekly production schedule 
Actively participate in creative / production handoff meetings 
Maintain responsibility for projects from creative hand-off through final delivery 
Adhere to mechanical quality standards and proofing / sign-off procedures to ensure error-free deliverables 
Participate in the review of internal and external proofs 
Maintain the integrity of the creative concept throughout the production process 
Create mechanical mock-ups for proofing purposes 
Adhere to naming and back-up procedures to ensure proper archiving of digital assets 
Deliver final artwork to business partners and / or suppliers (via cd, ftp, extranet, email, etc.) 
Continually manage, and work to improve, the quality of department deliverables 
Gather and record information from business partners and suppliers that facilitates efficient studio workflow through Digital Production (ie. legal, print specifications, etc.) 

SPECIFIC SKILLS 


Uncompromising attention to detail and maintenance of the highest degree of quality 
Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5) 
Working knowledge of printing platforms (Lithography, Flexography, Screen Print, etc.) 
Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage time 
Design sensibility, coupled with the desire and skill to be strong creative partners 
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills 
Ability to apply past learning to present situations 
Constant drive to gain additional knowledge to improve skill set 

CORE COMPETENCIES 


Approachability 
Listening Skills 
Technical Skills 
Time Management 
EXPERIENCE 
Minimum 4-6 years of hands-on digital production experience, college degree 
Experience with apparel packaging or CPG and creating layouts with multiple languages 
Pre Press / Printing experience is desirable 

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