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Production Artist (CPG)

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JOB DESCRIPTION:
Production Artist

Our client is currently seeking a versatile, organized and talented individual to join the Los Angeles office. As part of the Creative team, this candidate will handle multiple artwork adaptation, mechanical production, photo retouching/manipulation, and pre-press tasks such as:

Adapting established packaging design to new sizes or variants
Photo retouching, image manipulation, and product renders
Working with design to choose and standardize inks and color builds for printing
Obtaining, understanding, and implementing print/production specifications for each job
Building final mechanical files for internal review and release to vendors
Verifying accuracy of copy, regulated package elements, and legal mandatories
Attending pre-production meetings both internally and externally with the client and vendors
Ensuring integrity of design intent throughout the production process

Production Artist duties focus on supporting the design team in the course of their client-
related tasks. In this capacity the candidate will be expected to learn the specifics of our clients and our business and take direction regarding design intent from the design team and contribute technical and production related expertise. Specific areas of responsibility include:

Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
Organizing and maintaining production files and master art as needed
Communicating with vendors regarding specifications and production questions
Proofreading and quality control review

Our ideal candidate:
Will be proactive, hands-on individual with a 5 or more years experience doing packaging production in a fast-paced team environment.
Proficiency in the latest version Adobe Creative Suite a must
Strong emphasis in Adobe Illustrator
Strong written and verbal communication, organization, and a deep understanding of print process and technology is essential.
The environment is fast and the learning curve is often steep.

The client is a strategically driven creative agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

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