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Production Artist

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12 month contract on-site at client location.
Pay: Up to $66/hr. DOE

At this top tech company you will be part of a dynamic team that drives the design for systematic and innovative product features. Team members combine great visual sense with a deep understanding of the subtle nuance that makes a complex product feel simple and intuitive.

The Production Artist will be responsible for the production of on-time, error-free, and properly constructed mechanicals. We’re looking for a strong knowledge of current design software, the ability to communicate and work effectively with business partners, expert level technical knowledge of all facets of mechanical production, and extreme attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Build, revise and prepare final mechanicals for release to pre-press, print and online vendors/teams.
-Construct clean digital files for online use.
-Work closely with the design team to ensure creative specifications are met.
-Work closely with Program Managers to ensure project goals, details, and deadlines are met.
-Adhere to brand graphic standards and server structure in all files, utilizing processes and policies as outlined in the studio manual, or as specified by the Supervisor. Work with Supervisor to evaluate and revise the studio manual, and assist in monitoring and enforcing studio standards.
-Prepare comps and mockups, often at full-size, for use in presentations.
-Manage the organization of large image/asset libraries.
-Assist in the archival and cataloging of digital assets.
-Investigate, test, and recommend alternative production methods, both technical and process-oriented, as needed, to supervisor.
-Assist in the technical development of Creative Production team.
-Continually manage, and work to improve the quality of department deliverables.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-BA/BS degree in Graphic Design or related field
-4+ years production experience marketing/advertising/design studio environment.
-3+ years experience with Mac OSX-based knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
-3+ years experience with Mac OSX fonts, both PostScript and OpenType; as well as Extensis Suitcase Fusion, or equivalent, e.g. FontReserve or Font Agent Pro.
-Design skills required to execute iterative mechanical versions.
-Must have superior decision making, troubleshooting, negotiating, influencing and interpersonal skills
-Ability to work within a team environment.
-Ability to work and function in ambiguity.
-Strong attention to detail.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
-Prototyping Experience
-Experience creating multiple sizes for deliverables
-Familiar with Android and iOS
-Documentation and Redlines experience

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