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Production Artist w/ strong design skills

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Our client in San Francisco's Presidio is a fresh new start-up working to bring simplicity and delight to the world of nutritional supplements. They are looking for a Production Artist in a temp-to-perm capacity.


YOU:

You are a kick-ass Production Artist with a keen eye for beautiful design and all of its delicate details. You work collaboratively and seamlessly with designers and printers to bring projects brilliantly to life from start to finish. You’re not afraid of a design challenge or two, and are thrilled to jump in when the baton is passed your way. You are meticulous with every detail and effortlessly create pixel perfect work. When it comes to printing, you know the tricks of the trade and can navigate your way through packaging dielines, color proofs and a Pantone book like nobody’s business. You’re a delight to be around, super self-motivated and proud of the work you do.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support Art Director and Designers across all areas of packaging design, collateral, marketing materials, in-store signage, and digital assets, etc.
• Finalize all artwork, create mechanical files, and prepare for production.
• Release files, coordinate with printers, and review color proofs.
• Build digital and physical mock-ups.
• Photo editing, clipping, and retouching.
• Contribute to our culture and make life in the park better for us all!

SKILLS:

• A strong portfolio.
• 3–5+ years experience as a Production Artist/Designer.
• Extensive knowledge of typography, layout, color sense, and design aesthetic.
• Highly proficient in Adobe CC and an expert in Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Organizational guru with extreme attention to detail and good file management skills.
• Experience with packaging structures including cartons, labels, boxes, bottles etc.
• Ability to create high quality, technically accurate electronic files for print.
• Design chops are a huge plus.
• A true team player. Duh.

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