Our client, a growing beauty company is looking for a Production Designer. This is a freelance position through the end of the year that is offsite flexible. You must have your own laptop and be able to go onsite 1-2 days a week in the LA area as needed.
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This position is responsible for the Execution and Implementation of print & digital artwork based off of defined concepts, direction and brand/graphic standards. This position will report to the Art Director. The Production Designer will support the Omnichannel Creative & Production team in executing creative for existing brands that meets the set graphic standards. The Production Designer is expected to produce the highest quality creative work that will meet or exceed the expectations of both internal and external clients in a timely and efficient manner.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Prepare final press-ready files for print & packaging projects such as catalogs, inserts, retail displays, and primary/secondary packaging • Design & produce creative content/layouts for E-Commerce websites, Social Media, and Email Campaigns • Maintain and organize file structure for collaborative use • Ability to build files that are meticulously organized and handoff/dev ready; requires extensive knowledge of resolution, optimized file formats, workflow best practices, etc. • Pre-flight projects, including review of proofs, color correction and production changes • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation • Proactively communicate status of projects to keep team & stakeholders well informed • UAT Digital deliverables and work with the Development team to eliminate defects • Collect documents and send to Collaborators and Developers as needed. • Maintain positive relationships with external suppliers and internal customers • Monitor industry trends and apply learning to creative work • Ensure brand guidelines are consistently met Essential Knowledge: • Excellent design skills demonstrating knowledge of visual design principals; graphic design, layout, typography, color and branding. • Understanding of industry best practices related to digital design and motion graphics. • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities and effectively developing timelines. • Understanding of UX principles and best practices preferred. • Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to resolve unexpected issues.
Requirements/ Experience: • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience in the field of Graphic Design • 5+ years experience of professional studio/agency experience • Expertise in a Macintosh environment using Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro are used daily.) • Superior production graphics skills with a demonstrable portfolio • Expertise using Adobe’s Cloud features (i.e. Collaboration, Shared Libraries, etc.) • Experience with Sketch & responsive design principles • Experience with OTC and Cosmetics is a plus • Extensive experience designing email and landing page content preferred • Ability to lead a meeting and drive collaborators toward a schedule • Ability to meet deadlines in fast paced environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and keep track of details; we operate in an Agile, SCRUM-Driven environment • Strong project management skills with ability to effectively prioritize • Excellent Interpersonal, Oral, and Written communication skills Personal Characteristics: • Excellent problem solving skills – creative, practical, thorough • Actively seeks ways to streamline design timelines and improve productivity. • Highly Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Team player with “can-do” spirit (flexible for whatever needs to be done) • Displays initiative in all areas of responsibility • Effective project and timeline manager • Team player; works well in collaborative projects environments • Exercises sound judgment in communications and decision-making • Takes direction well; can work independently in most situations • Consistently demonstrates the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct • Must be comfortable working under tight deadlines and on multiple projects • Strong judgment and problem-solving ability • Highly flexible with ability to adapt to processes quickly • Precise, accountable, detail-oriented and highly organized • Creative self-starter with strong work ethic
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