Our client, the internal agency of a major CPG firm, is seeing an experienced Production Artist to support
its global brands. Corporate/Agency background a must, ability to work in a fast paced environment, same day deadlines! The candidate will work under the direction of the Production Manager and will partner with design staff (Production Manager, Artists, Project Managers and/or designers) on meeting and exceeding client expectations on the overall refinement of a project.
This candidate will be responsible for production mechanics:
Correcting, editing and developing design layouts and graphics for packaging, displays and etc.
Use expertise in design and computer applications to review final designs and layouts.
In finalizing the products, artist will suggest improvements and modify formats to increase the quality of production and ensure that standards are met.
Technical duties will include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and pre-flighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging. (Responsible for archiving and updating graphic files)
Work with Art Director, Production Manager, Designers and Marketing to develop "on strategy" layouts.
(Emphasis on 3D rendering, spot colors, layouts/call outs, appropriate way to name files)
Reviews creative brief with Production Manager to obtain feedback and approval on pages built.
Work with Production Manager to establish and implement procedures for image maintenance to
improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Attend quality control/ review meetings to ensure consistency of service
80% production, 20% other projects (design/concept)
Bachelors or Art Design degree/certification
5+ years of production design experience
5-7 years of experience in packaging, print, (POP displays) and POS
Mechanical techniques: UPC codes/bar codes, scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and pre-flighting
Good sense of perspective, communication, “thick skin” and move forward to find solutions approach
Production design experience in digital (online/e-blasts): not required but a plus
Sound knowledge of computer graphics programs such as: HTML5 and Wordpress
Familiarity of working in a PC and Mac environment
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