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Production Designer

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Responsibilities:
• According to production specifications, conduct all phases of project execution required for project release to printers, service bureaus, etc.
• Maintain job folders and documentation
• Keep abreast of technology and software advances in the field and apply such advances to daily tasks
• Partner with other disciplines (account, traffic, production) to provide comprehensive and inclusive project management

Attributes:
• Solid understanding of printing and production processes, pre-press, proofing and specifications
• Solid working experience building files for print and digital
• Consistently communicate with team regarding project details, specifications and status.
• Although this is not specifically a design role, you must understand and support creative objectives.
• Has solid typography knowledge:
- Style sheets
- Paragraph styles
• Has solid working knowledge of info graphics:
- Building charts and tables
- Pulling data from Excel to Illustrator and InDesign
• Is a self-starter

Requirements:
• 5-6 years advertising/graphic arts-related/production work experience
• Strong understanding of printing process and pre-press proofing and specifications
• Proficient in required software applications (below)
• Is organized and has a keen attention to detail and proofing of own work
• Has strong communication and organization skills
• Basic knowledge of financial/banking advertising
• Has experience in financial services (a plus but not required)
• Has a degree or its equivalent (a plus but not required)
• Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment
• Comfortable working in a collaborative manner in a matrix environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication

Software Must-Haves:
• CS5 Suite - including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro
• Mid to High-level PowerPoint
• MS Office Suite – including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
• HTML

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