Production Designer

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Looking for a production artist for temp-to-perm position in Jacksonville.

Critical Skills:
-Minimum 3+ years consumer goods packaging experience. Extensive Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop based production skills. Thorough understanding of typography, design, color theory, pre-press and print production. Intermediate Macintosh computer systems experience a must.

-Must be analytical, organized, detail oriented and motivated. Possess strong written and oral communication skills, also be a team player, capable of prioritizing and highly proficient at performing multiple tasks. Basic comprehension of design business practices.

-Must be comfortable working in a corporate environment

Position Overview:

-Artwork Modification and Preparation for Release

The opportunity exists to deliver artwork (design files) that is more easily interpreted for supplier execution. All electronic artwork that is released requires review and any necessary reformatting and compilation to meet established company standards. Understanding of proofing printer equipment necessary.

-Mechanical Production

Preparation of extensive volume of electronic mechanical artwork for multiple customers and all print substrates based on approved design files, printer requirements, supplier regulatory data to meet client's production artwork standards. This pertains to new jobs using Illustrator and Photoshop workflows, revisions and disk releases. Stronger understanding of Photoshop file building is essential to the position.

-Design Review for Printability

Position will require more frequent dialog with packaging development managers. When beneficial, employee will attend conference calls between Production Manager and/or Senior Production Designer to supplier, pre-press or print vendors regarding reproducibility of design artwork.

-FDA/USDA Regulatory

Understanding of FDA and USDA regulations as they pertain to the execution of packaging artwork.



Secondary:
-Artwork Creation and Face Panel Development

The opportunity exists to deliver conceptual face panels based on established brand guidelines as well as internal stakeholder comments on design strategy deliverables

Reports to Senior Brand Manager