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Senior Production Lead

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One of San Francisco's boutique packaging design agencies is looking for a senior Production Lead to take over their production department.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
• Take design concepts to full mechanical release
• Photo editing and color correction
• Adapt designs to appropriate print technologies
• Work with client print vendors to achieve design intent and establish color standards across all manufacturing channels, including press checks
• Manage full-time and freelance production specialists including: Accuracy, efficiency, quality control, adherence to production standards
• Maintain proofing devices and RIP software
• Manage color proofing, advise and maintain client color standards
• Establish, maintain and improve production standards
• Keep abreast of industry standards, inform and recommend hardware, software and process improvements
• Manage studio inventory for comping and presentation supplies
• 5+ years experience managing packaging production in a design studio environment
• Thorough experience with press checks and various printing technologies (e.g., offset litho, flexo, roto). Occasional travel required.
• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
• Superior attention to detail and ability to deliver error-free deliverables
• Ability to manage your time wisely across multiple projects and manage others’ time to ensure that production deliverables are on time and under budget
• Ability to take action and change, create and/or implement processes to eliminate inefficiencies and errors
• Ability to work with creative team to realize design intent in final product
• Mastery of Mac OS X software and Apple hardware
• Mastery of MS Office Suite, Acrobat, FTP, Server Admin software, archiving and backup, file and folder organization
• Must be able to multitask and think creatively to achieve desired results efficiently

WHAT YOU NEED:
Experience working in an agency or design studios for 5+ years
Ability to be hands on-executional, as well as have a managerial drive

TERMS:
All candidates must be Bay Area locals to be considered
This is a temp-perm contract

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