Senior Production Designer

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NYC branding agency is seeking a Senior Production Design specializing in branding and print, for a contract-to-hire role. The Production Designer will report to the Director of Creative Services and focus on the production of client deliverables. Knowledge of graphic production applications, problem-solving skills, multi-tasking and working with tight deadlines is a must for this role. This assignment will be full-time and 100% on-site. **Branding firm experience is a must.**

Additional Responsibilities Include:
- Working with Photoshop layers, gradients, color schemes, color correction, fonts, clipping paths, filters, multiple channels and photo retouching.
- Working with Illustrator to pinpoint accuracy, paths, masks, layers, colors, fonts, die lines and filters.
- Prepare and collect files for final output to commercial printers including knowledge of separation set-up.
- Proof and perform quality control on your own and other’s work in detail.
- Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure, track details of multiple projects, and interact with people at all levels internally and with vendors.
- Manage, train and mentor junior production staff.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- 7+ years experience in Creative Services, Marketing Communications or Agency industries.
- Advanced/Expert Macintosh computer skills with the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office.
- Experience in print and pre press production and web graphics.
- Experience with vendor coordination and on press coordination. Offset, web, branding, packaging, and credit cards is a plus.
- Knowledge of ability to build brand guidelines and accents (print and web) from conception to delivery.
- Knowledge of correct typography using kerning, tracking and special characters.
- Must be able to work quickly within a “tight deadline” environment.
- Must be organized and experienced in working within a shared server/network environment.
- Experience managing multiple priorities and creative problem-solving under tight deadlines.
- Ability to travel if needed.

Interested candidates please respond with examples and portfolios that demonstrate relevant experience. Thanks!