Graphic Production Artist

Location
Los Angeles
Posted
May 06, 2013
Closes
Jun 05, 2013
Contact
Ms. Mariam Damaryan
Category
Design, Marketing, Other
Duration
Full Time
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Graphic Production Artist is responsible for providing a high level of graphic art production on all creative services deliverables, print and web-based. The Production Artist will organize design elements and copy for various layout solutions for projects, assembling them for printing and for web use by the AFI Digital Team, while ensuring excellence and accuracy. The Graphic Production Artist is also responsible for implementing the final deliverables of design and concepts of the Chief Marking Officer and Creative Services Team while maintaining AFI's visual identity consistently across all materials.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
-Carry out the creative direction from the Chief Marking Officer and Creative Services Team while collaborating on design as needed;
-Create print design interfaces for web and e-communications and social media;
-Prioritize and meet deadlines/target dates and have the ability to change priorities at moment's notice and deal with high levels of responsibility;
-Setting up and thoroughly communicating the entire procedure and complete design specifications to print vendors and production;
-Conduct press checks and proofread all final deliverables for accuracy;
-Research and share current, competitive industry design and software trends;
-Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
-Associates Degree in Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design or Similar Field, or commensurate work experience;
-Minimum 2 ½ years experience working in a design firm or art department;
-In-dept knowledge of color, paper and printing processes;
-Excellent production skills with quick concept ideas for layouts;
-Hands-on knowledge of basic front end web design;
-Brand appropriate design style with an outstanding sense layout;
-Expert knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop;
-Intermediate experience with Microsoft office suite and Acrobat;
-Ability to multi task and operate in a fast paced working environment while meeting deadlines and maintaining established budgets;
-Knowledge of digital media trends, formats, and technology;
-Flash & Dreamweaver a plus;
-Ability to build strong working partnerships;
-Experience supervising print vendors;
-Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills with attention to detail;
-Knowledge of craft industry and the retail environment are a plus;
-Troubleshooting Mac systems and softrware a plus;
-Javascripting/HTML coding a plus.
SUPERVISION:
The Graphic Production Artist performs duties under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Marking Officer and works in collaboration with the other Creative Services Team and AFI Digital Team.


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