Pre Production Artist - Print

Recruiter
MCorp
Location
Tyne and Wear
Posted
13 Jun 2018
Closes
19 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Would you like to manage creative projects and finalise designs before publishing them to the world? We offer that and much more...

The Position

We are looking for a Production Artist to manage creative projects, ensuring they meet clients' requirements.
Your role will be to take on designs during the final stages of development to ensure accuracy and prepare them for print or digital publication. To be successful in this position, you should combine strong creative and technical skills to format various images and illustrations. You should also have an eye for detail and project management experience.
Ultimately, you will ensure our print and digital designs meet high quality standards.

Responsibilities

* Liaise with product managers to define design requirements
* Review graphics, layouts and fonts before products are completed
* Finalize designs using image editing software
* Retouch images to improve quality both in print and digital formats
* Suggest and apply image improvements, like creating gradients and layers
* Manage prepress process for print files
* Follow deadlines to ensure timely publications
* Archive produced images and graphics
* Follow up with clients to ensure their requirements are met
* Keep up-to-date with trends in graphic design techniques and software

Requirements

* Proven work experience as a Production Artist, Graphic Designer or similar role
* Portfolio of completed graphic designs and creative projects
* Solid knowledge of the printing process and preflighting tools (e.g. Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress)
* Hands-on experience with graphic design software and image editing tools including Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat...
* Basic knowledge of HTML and web development systems
* An ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
* Creativity skills with attention to detail
* BSc degree in Visual Arts or relevant field
* Additional qualification in Graphic Design is a plus
* Art-working and file processing of mostly print ready files
* with a focus on the technical side within the large format POS sector.
* Experience of large format UV / Latex printers and associated RIP software and Enfocus Switch / PitStop workflow tools

The Company
They are market leading large format / POS / campaign print provider, working primarily in the high street retail sector.

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