Production Artist

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My client is looking for a talented Production Artist to provide production support for a wide range of internal clients focusing on the development of best in class marketing and communications materials while incorporating the branding system. Individual will perform all desktop publishing functions (including art prep, layout, typography and file collection) bringing designs to completion while honoring the integrity of the original artwork. This position requires a highly technical, detailed oriented professional with extensive knowledge of layout and production.

Responsibilities:
• Perform layout and production activities required to produce graphic design artwork; Assisting in design when appropriate.
• Transfer client provided content and design concepts into high quality print and electronic communications.
• Partner with the Production Manager to meet all project deliverables.
• Collaborate with the Design and Account Executive staff to fully understand projects and develop materials to the highest standards.
• Utilize professional layout techniques to enhance readability and effectiveness of material.
• Keep projects moving forward by heading off problems and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
• Prepare high quality mockups and proofs to reflect end product as closely as possible.
• Prepare final print ready files along with printer mock-ups.
• Assure design adheres to corporate ID standards.
• Use and maintain department project management software.
• Follow departmental processes and procedures.
• Develop and maintain a portfolio for quarterly review.
• Other duties as needed

Skill/Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience.
• Possess a full understanding of professional layout techniques and typography.
• Ability to create high quality, technically accurate electronic files for print.
• Must display a technical understanding of graphic files.
• Complete knowledge of industry standard software (Quark, Illustrator, PhotoShop).
• Detailed oriented and accurate in layout and production.
• Strong trouble shooting skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Ability to multi-task and function in a fast paced, deadline critical environment.
• Experience in a customer driven and a continuous improvement environment.
• Design knowledge a plus.