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Production Artist

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Our client is a Minneapolis based agency and they are looking for a freelance Production Artist to sit onsite at one of their clients in Brentwood. This is a month long assignment, but could easily turn into a permanent role for the right fit.

For this assignment, the Production Artist will be responsible for understanding/interpreting creative direction and current style guides for building layouts at the concept stage through to the final file distribution. Ideal candidates must be able to work within a Retail Advertising creative environment, be proficient in prepress, demonstrate proficiency with the latest graphic design software (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) and possess strong organizational and project management skills with strict attention to detail.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Work closely with design team as well as client’s marketing groups to collaborate on creative direction
• Preflight and release final art files to printer efficiently and accurately
• Maintain confidentiality as required and other incidental duties as assigned
• Working knowledge of Adobe CS5 applications and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Working knowledge of how to create die lines

REQUIREMENTS:
• Retail Advertising experience preferred
• A strong eye for design and page composition and layout
• Demonstrates proficiency utilizing InDesign and the remainder of the Adobe Creative Software Suite
• Ability to build and maintain InDesign Style Sheets throughout projects
• Must have retouching experience utilizing Adobe Photoshop
• Thorough understanding of current Apple Mac operating systems
• Extremely detail-oriented
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment – work overtime as needed
• At least 2 years of experience in an agency or in-house creative department as a production designer/digital artist with experience in print design and basic web graphics; minimum of Associates degree in Graphic Arts or related field is preferred

Interested candidates please respond with samples of relevant work. Retail Advertising experience is preferred. Thank you.

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