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Senior Production Artist

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Aquent is currently seeking a Production Artist for our valued client in North Austin. This is a long term contract position with excellent and very affordable medical and 401k benefits.

The successful candidate will work in our clients in-house advertising agency and be a technically-adept print production artist to join their studio team. We’re looking for a detail-oriented person who can accurately produce complex print collateral and personalized communications, as well as interactive PDFs and emails. Good time management is also important when the workload is heavy and meeting tight deadlines is necessary.

As an agency, they encourage forward thinking. So, this position will also challenge the artist to use their expertise in design and computer applications to implement improvements that will increase production quality and ensure that standards are met.

Brief Description of Role:
• Use of project management system to manage assigned projects and collaborate with other agency partners in tracking and reviewing the work.
• Make edits to copy and layout accurately and within deadlines as the work is reviewed.
• Perform image adjustments such as changing resolution, scaling, cropping, and retouching as necessary.
• Produce print-ready and electronic files based on a creative concept while maintaining the integrity of the original design.
• Communicate as necessary with studio or project manager to eliminate and prevent errors and problems.
• Check files for completeness and ensure adherence to standards. Perform preflight on print files.
• Monitor art preparation guidelines. Recommend technical and procedural updates and changes as needed.
• Assist in the collection and distribution of assets for preparation of production artwork as necessary.
• Assist in organizing, monitoring, archiving, and maintaining files on the server.

Technical/Functional Qualities:
• Expert level mastery of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Basic knowledge of HTML tags and/or JavaScript
• Ability to build fillable fields and manage tags in Adobe Acrobat
• Experience in the print industry valuable
• Interest in technical solutions

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