Graphic Production Artist

Graphic Production Artist

Job category: Design

Job Type: Full Time

Location:
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Closes on:
10/04/2019

Position Overview:

We’re a leading global fitness company seeking a talented, passionate production artist to join our internal marketing team. Under the direction of the graphic production manager, the production artist is responsible for developing final mechanical files from creative layouts for print and digital production on assigned projects. You will work on a wide range of integrated marketing materials across multiple brands; execute feedback and changes while building final mechanical print or digital files for release to our global teams and vendors including catalogs, banners, ads, product launches, brand platforms, style guides, and web assets/deliverables.

Responsibilities:

Design Process:

  • Organizes and refines design projects handed off from graphic & digital designers
  • Facilitates the production of design solutions from creative team
  • Encourage/enable design team to produce quality release files
  • Works with graphic designers and production manager to determine appropriate production handoff points
  • Works with marketing managers to determine appropriate final deliverables needed for projects
  • Ensures proof rounds and final mechanicals are accurate and error free, including file construction, organization and prepping of files for printing or digital output
  • Attends press checks as needed; helps approve printer proofs

Digital Design

  • Assists in providing web optimized graphic support for all digital properties
  • Works with marketing managers and user experience/digital design team to produce effective final content for our global brands and relevant e-commerce initiatives

Project Management:

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of evaluating, organizing and integrating projects
  • Encourage designers, marketing managers, product managers and copywriter to communicate and provide accurate content for purposes of production efficiency
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan, organize and accomplish goals
  • Assists graphics team as needed in overseeing the completion of projects and project management

Develop Industry Knowledge and Network:

  • Strives to constantly improve skill sets: production best practices, layout, printing processes, digital processes and communication
  • Stays up to date on industry trends and styles
  • Participates with peers in professional development, classes or associations

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Completes special projects as required
  • Enforces the routing and approving of artwork proofs and/or samples
  • Assists marketing/sales teams with image/digital requests

Qualifications:

Education:

  • College degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • 3-5+ years experience as a graphic/communication production artist
  • Ability to deliver best-in-class production for mechanical print and digital files
  • Knowledge of layout principles, aesthetic design concepts, branding and typography
  • Competent with Adobe Creative Suite and related design tools
  • Ability to quickly grasp project parameters, brand standards and templates of established creative
  • Must be able to organize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Intense attention to detail and prepress production knowledge
  • Digital asset management organizing, storing and retrieval of internal image database
  • Agency or in-house agency experience is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Mac-based: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point required
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required

Other Competencies

The successful candidate should possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Achieves high percent of task target dates without sacrificing quality
  • Willing to assist others while juggling multiple projects/tasks
  • Able to carry out assigned duties and tasks as needed while maintaining high quality work and work ethic
  • The flexibility to adjust to changes in project priorities while welcoming new challenges
  • Skilled in planning, organizing resources and establishing priorities for work assignments for optimum results
  • Able to handle multiple projects while being consistently accurate
  • Clear understanding of PDF workflows
  • Works under general supervision and communicates well with others in a team environment
  • Knowledge of business, technology and design strategies, tools, techniques and trends
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office or related software
  • Able to effectively present ideas and information through oral, visual and written communication skills
  • Suggests, develops and improves current work processes and best practices

Ideally, candidates also possess:

  • Strong print production knowledge and accurate creation of final file deliverables
  • Photo retouching proficiency
  • Experience maintaining, improving and archiving photography files associated with a Digital Asset Management system

Benefits:

We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.

Some of our outstanding benefits include:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off benefits
  • Free access to our state-of-the-art onsite workout facility
  • Product discounts
  • Wellness programs

EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability

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Company name:
Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc.

Position filled: Open

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