Production Artist

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Responsible for preparing and quality-checking final art files. Hands-off files to vendors and provides any pre-press guidance needed.

• Prepares and quality-checks final design mechanicals across all marketing programs; partners with Creative lead to approve final files before release
• Packages final mechanicals with fonts, etc. and provides to vendor. Provides any pre-press guidance needed
• Manages all customization and versioning of design layouts
• Prepares window Animation Book (store installation instructions)
• Designs and finalizes layouts for select templatized programs; collaborates with Creative lead for direction and approval
• Supports manager by:
o Helping to enforce proper folder and data storage hierarchies and naming conventions
o Maintaining scanning stations for creative department
• Works with Manager to evaluate, maintain and improve production workflow and identify process gaps and provide solutions for improvement

• College degree; BA or BFA preferred
• 2+ years of graphic production experience
• Proficient knowledge of computer programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photo Shop and Adobe InDesign
• Good understanding of production (printing and pre-press) processes
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented; time management skills, ability to juggle priorities
• Strong relationship-building skills; ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines
• Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet very tight deadlines
• The drive to excel and succeed; self-motivated
• Can-do positive attitude and a roll-up-your-sleeves approach