Sr. Production Artist Party Products

Job Title:
Sr. Production Artist Party Products
Job Location:
Mid Atlantic
Relocation:
Limited
Position Level:
Assistant
Position Report To:
Creative Services Manager
Position Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Production Manager - Product, the Senior Production Artist will assist the design team in preparing purchased artwork for development and complete all final files as it relates to product art.  The ability to develop successful die lines is also key to this role.  It is anticipated that, in performing the assigned duties, the Senior Production Artist will demonstrate invention, imagination, originality, and/or talent in a recognized field of artistic or creative endeavor.

 

  • Assist the design team in preparing purchased artwork for development.
  • Prepare organized production files from concept art provided by Product Designers.
  • Prepare organized layout and electronic files according to specifications.
  • Complete pre-production preparation of files by putting them in a format that allows for artwork development.
  • Obtain and retain current product production specifications.
  • Inspect production files prepared by the designers prior to sending it to the vendor to ensure they are correctly set up.
  • Color correct imagery.
  • Prepare layout by placing art and text; specifying print requirements such as bleeds, clear zones, die-cut and coverage.
  • Create successful die lines for customer presentations.
  • Ensure that all electronic product files are prepared properly for appropriate media output and according to relevant style guides and printer requirements.
  • Manage the highest level of quality by proofing all products for accuracy.
  • Assure accurate printability, including traps, overprints, and minimum halftone dots and line weights.
  • Review match-prints and pre-production samples against final files for accuracy.
  • Provide proofs for review; coordinating with the creative team, internal clients; review and implement changes.
  • Back up all final files and maintain a well-organized archive.
  • When necessary, may help with mock-ups and printing files to in-house printers (knowledge of using cutting tools such as an Exacto knife helpful).
  • Keep on the cutting edge of design and production innovations within the industry and in the customer products field.
  • Help train/mentor Associate and Assistant Production Artists.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Percent Travel:
Direct Reports:
No
Experience Required:
  • 4 years of related experience and/or training required; 5 or more years preferred.
  • Excellent follow-up and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. This includes strong time management/prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • A working understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of various printing methods (Offset, Flexo, etc) and how to prepare art for each method.
  • Knowledge of 4 color process printing, as well as spot color printing and various printing techniques.
  • Understanding of the concept of ink gain and how it affects the various printing methods affects the files prepared.
  • Must be skilled in Adobe Creative Suite especially in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to present ideas, and/or facts and recommendations effectively.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Education Required:
BS/BA
Other Remarks:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Base Salary:
62000 (low): 58000 (high): 68000
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