Production Designer

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This is a temp., freelance position, 40 hours/week. 5/8/13—6/14/13

Production Designer (PD) sits within the Creative Department, which is part of the larger Marketing and Visual Merchandising team. The department is responsible for all campaign development, window and in-store signage, emails and landing pages, direct mail, advertising, packaging and store support related design needs. PD is managed by Production Artist (PA).


Responsibilities:
• Following the creative process, Production Designer (PD) is responsible for creating mechanical files and releasing all packaging for our global markets.
• PD interfaces with Creative Team and Translator to ensure that all content is translated and laid out in appropriate languages (English/French text, US/Canada/Euro/Japan/China sizing.)
• Builds, owns and maintains packaging indices for global markets.
• Maintains project job folders and is responsible for routing work, per creative process.
• Attends and actively participates in all departmental status meetings and touch base meetings. Keeps PA updated on project status, initiatives and key issues.


Qualifications:
Key qualifications are denoted in red. The division is an extraordinarily fast-faced division where workload and expectations are high and deadlines are tight.

• Minimum 3-5 years graphic design and or production design experience for print
• Must have strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Must maintain a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment
• Must have great attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external business partners.
• Must have expert knowledge of Adobe CS5, Microsoft Office and Mac platform.
• BA/BS degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience at agency or design firm/in-house creative department required
• Retail experience preferred