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Production Artist

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Our client, a leader in the financial services industry, is looking for a Production Artist on a 6+ month contract basis. The right candidate will have experience creating charts/graphs/tables in Excel/Indesign/Illustrator for PDF books.

Overview:
- 50% GPA Desktopping in InDesign from Excel + updating charts in Excel and/or Illustrator.
- 30% Content updating. Pulling data from various sources and entering the information into InDesign files.
- 20% Production work that may include printing, shipping, filing, scanning, archiving electronic files, creating PDFs, compiling PDFs, proofing books that are compiled in PDFs. Skill needed: open attitude to pitch in wherever they are needed.

-Updates formatting, layout, design and content for print, PDF and presentation materials based on established templates
-May create layout and design for new materials following specified guidelines
-Updates and creates charts, graphs, templates, and exhibits to be used in communications materials, websites, and/or presentations
-May prepare and package files to send to outside printers and vendors
-May prepare presentation and notes files for use in meetings and webcasts
-May perform graphic searches on stock photo websites, stock photo CDs, and internal sources to be used in projects

REQUIREMENTS:
-Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the following software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (advanced), Microsoft Excel (intermediate; primarily charting), InDesign (CS 5.5) (advanced), Illustrator (intermediate; charting, infographics, and icons), PhotoShop (intermediate; photo retouching/manipulation).
-Demonstrates strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines
-Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment; initiative to work and learn independently and proactively contribute to department goals; and ability to lead others while maintaining effective business relationships with associates throughout the organization.
-Demonstrates the ability to learn new applications, as needed
-Demonstrates the ability to be flexible within deadline driven due dates
-Demonstrates the ability to work within established brand guidelines
-Demonstrates a working knowledge of graphic design concepts and ability to apply it to work assignments
-Requires at least 3-5 years of experience working in a creative, corporate environment

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