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Production Artist

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Seeking a Production Artist for a 2 month contract opportunity at a in-house agency with a large Pharmaceutical client.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
Builds mechanicals according to designer direction and preflight requirements and printing specs.
Extends agreed upon concepts developed by designers or agencies, according to specs and brand standards.
Ensures all deadlines are met.
Works with Preflight and Print Specialists, troubleshooting and problem solving production issues.

Skills and Knowledge Desired
Must be able to skillfully operate Mac and Windows based platforms
Possess a clear understanding of computer network and new and existing server technologies.
Must be proficient in all major desktop publishing applications:
• Adobe CS4 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
• Adobe Acrobat
• Quark Xpress
• PowerPoint
• Word
Good understanding of the conversion issues when using these apps across Mac and Windows
platforms.
Excellent command of formats, typography, graphics and layout.
Ability to create high quality CMYK or RGB images. Understands dot gain, color separations, trapping,
Pantone to CMYK conversions, imposition work, and photo retouching.
Good understanding on how to troubleshoot problem art files.
Operates effectively in a high-volume, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
Excellent project management skills, highly organized and ability to multitask effectively.
Proven team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.

Position Requirements
Associates degree or equivalent experience.
3-5 yrs. experience working as a Production Artist, supporting a design team in agency setting.
Must be proficient in all current major desktop publishing software and technologies.
Should be able to operate/troubleshoot problems on all prepress equipment and artwork.
Previous pharmaceutical experience preferred.

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