Production Artist

The Production Artist is an integral part of the Agency.  The Production Artist creates production-ready mechanical files for all client materials and provides other production-related services.  Is resourceful in meeting challenges, responsive, willing to work hard to get the job done (and done right) and has a strong sense of responsibility.  Shows initiative, flexibility, attention to detail, passion for the business and willingness/eagerness to learn.  Through it all, the Production Artist works well under pressure and maintains a positive attitude.  Is a highly motivated, energetic individual with an excellent work ethic and a collaborative, team-oriented attitude.

Responsibilities

  • Creates production/mechanical concepts/physical representations for review and discussion with internal and external customers 
  • Assists with maintaining design standards for internal/external customers
  • Has strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of print production 
  • Provides production services such as production files, photography, and graphics 
  • Handles acquisition of photographs and illustrations 
  • Creates layouts and prepares electronic files to create materials in both print and electronic form
  • Prepares printing specifications for products and solicitation of bids 
  • Checks blue lines, color proofs and press checks
  • Art directs photography when necessary for projects assigned 
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance 

 Strategic Thinking

  • Exhibits intimate product/Client/industry knowledge
  • Generates business building ideas—for both the client and agency
  • Develops creative solutions to problems and ways to complete assignments

Communication Skills

  • Is a good listener
  • Communicates professionally
  • Has mastered responsive, clear, concise, articulate, focused communication skills and presentation style
  • Is confident, persuasive and composed in delivery
  • Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency required in all Adobe CS programs (Photoshop, Quark XPress, Indesign, Illustrator, Acrobat & XD) 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • High-school diploma required
  • Bachelors degree is preferred with 2-5 years of design experience