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Production Artist (On-Going Freelance)

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Our client in Irvine is a marketing strategy firm for organizations in the medical professionals and healthcare consumers field. They have served dozens of medical device, biotech, and life science companies in the United States and around the world. The team has launched over 500 healthcare brands and been recognized with dozens of awards for marketing strategy, marketing campaign effectiveness, medical advertising, direct-to-consumer advertising, digital and interactive media, and creative excellence.

They are in need of freelance production artists. They would like the candidates to sit onsite at first but can be offsite after the first couple successful days. The freelance will be fluctuating hours and on-going on an as needed basis. Pay is negotiable.

Duties to include:
o Confirm accuracy of all file settings including color, image resolution, and output settings
• Correct file errors and/or inconsistencies prior to final print production release, including:
o Typesetting revisions
o Resizing artwork
o Photo retouching
o Correct vector artwork
o Image color correction and/or adjustments
o Page sequence/imposition revisions
• Layout and assemble working dummy comps
• Work with print specialist/design team to identify and correct any production issues

Skills and Knowledge Desired:
• Must be proficient in all major desktop publishing applications including: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). Candidate should also be familiar using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent command of graphic design principles, practices, formats, typography, printing, and layout
• Ability to produce graphic design materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment
• Good understanding of the conversion issues present when using applications across the Mac and Windows platforms
• Good understanding of how to troubleshoot problem files
• Possess a clear understanding of computer networks, both new and existing server technologies
• Excellent project management skills, with an ability to multitask and prioritize projects based on tight deadlines
• Proven team player with good interpersonal skills
• Ability to accept feedback/direction from Studio Manager/Art Director and incorporate changes into production design

Position Requirements:
• Associates degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 5 years production design experience
• Must be proficient in all current major desktop publishing software and technologies

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