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Production Artist

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Seeking for the Ideal candidate to demonstrate a professional and dedicated work ethic, an upbeat attitude, a passion for great design, and the ability to work collaboratively and quickly. He/she will be able to take direction and work within established processes and procedures as well as adhere to brand standards and guidelines. Be able to manage multiple projects at one time while maintaining flawless execution. Must be organized and detail oriented with exceptional written and oral communication skills. Dedication to providing superior customer service by effectively managing project budgets and deadlines is essential. Willingness to contribute to the creative spirit and teamwork of the department encouraged.

Responsible for building print ready and digital files, create templates, collect files for production, manage revisions. Prepare impeccable comprehensive dummies and presentation boards for meetings. Interpret creative concepts into print and digital files (flat and animation) adapting and modifying layouts as required throughout the creative process. Prepare complex graphic files for pre-press and printing according to established industry standards and for conceptual integrity.

Responsibilities include:
• Production of print and digital ads, collateral, and direct mail.
• Proven experience with Flash banner development.
• Creation of presentation boards and comps.
• Correcting, revising, and resizing advertising and design files to pre-press and printer specifications.
• Pre-press experience in: Image density optimization and preparation of Color SWOP proof
• Iterate designs and create supporting assets according to approved look and feel.
• Be highly collaborative and able to effectively receive and apply constructive feedback
• Manage creative assets, including logos, maps/floor plans, and image requests. Collect and gather artwork for pre-press.
• Be proactive and solution oriented when managing issues that arise
• Be a team player that can work well in large cross-functional teams
• Be able to deliver under extreme deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Requirements:
• Knowledge of the principals of design, color theory, and graphics file creation optimized for website and print. Knowledge of printing on web and sheet feed press environments and file preparation required.
• Requires at least 7 years varied experience as a production artist/specialist in a fast-paced agency and/or in-house creative services environment.
• Expert mastery in MAC based programs - Adobe CS5 - , InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and other design applications. Proficiency in Flash, CSS scripting and HTML. Experience is cross-platform Word and Excel environments. Quark Xpress experience a plus.
• A Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design or visual communications, or equivalent professional experience.
• A Professional resume of job history and experience and PDF samples or on-line portfolio of work is required for consideration.
• Impeccable references are required.

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