Production Designer

Posted 30-12-2014, wanted

Job Description

Production designers work closely with art directors to execute an established design with a strong understanding of layout, type and color. Able to take instruction from an art director and/or creative director to create and finalize a complete layout for final production and client proofing. Working proficiently in all Creative Suite applications, responsibilities also include producing all production-ready files fit for pre-press.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Requires related work experience
• Formal design education, training or experience
• Knowledge of principles of design, including: layout, typography, color, balance, composition and current design trends
• Ability and experience working with VERY large files
• Able to recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency
• Aptitude to work constructively under stress in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
• Ability to learn from and handle critiques
• Must be able to take direction, as well as conceptualize, design, and organize marketing projects on your own when needed.
• Consistently apply and enforce style/brand guidelines
• Working with various graphic formats for print and web, knowledge of optimal format to use based on the particular application

Job Qualifications:

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related area
• 3-5 years of graphic design experience, preferably in a deadline-driven environment
• Good communication skills
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlines
• High level of interpersonal and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated expertise in Adobe Creative Suite 5 or higher
• Detail-oriented with excellent organizational/communication skills
• Familiarity with production requirements and working with outside vendors, e.g., printers, exhibit vendors, other agencies
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Must be a team player
• Must be able to work on Mac-based computer
• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat

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