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Production Artist

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Position Summary:
The Production Artist will support the Global Creative team on a variety of print projects to ensure that all artwork is ready for print production per set standards and pre-determined timelines. Although this position requires a solid understanding of good design and typography, most of the work is production-based including updating pre-existing files from designers, preparing artwork for printing, and other related tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
Partner closely with Design, Visual Merchandising and Project Management teams on a daily basis in order to complete work with the utmost efficiency and accuracy
Build digital mechanical files of graphics for various retail channels
Follow established style guidelines for brands
Prioritize a large volume of projects, most with tight deadlines
Review revisions and comments for multiple projects simultaneously via an online proofing system
Make edits to digital files based on revisions with a high level of accuracy
Understand printing processes in order to prepare digital files
Prepare, package and release a large volume of digital mechanical files according to vendor specifications
Archive packaged digital files upon completion of projects for future retrieval
Review both digital and printed proofs of projects with an attention to detail
Occasionally design print collateral


Job Qualifications:
BA in Graphic Design or other relevant education
2-5 years of professional experience (preferably within an in-house creative team)
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5, specifically InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
High level of technical knowledge and skill (e.g., font management, vector artwork creation, keyboard shortcuts, creating physical comps)
Independently work to prepare and release small and large format files
Ability to distinguish good layout and typography
Strong communication and written skills
Willingness to be friendly, motivated and a team player
Ability to handle many projects at once, while maintaining quality control on all of them
Maintain a positive and open attitude while making many rounds of revisions to projects
Acute attention to detail
Ability to troubleshoot minor problems with fonts, applications and computer hardware
Being multilingual is a plus

*Must be able to perform essential functions (with or without an accommodation) without posing a "direct threat" to the health and safety to self or others.

The Company reserves the right to alter, change, abolish and even combine jobs depending upon changing conditions and needs.

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