Our client, a world renowned non-profit organization is seeking an experienced Freelance Production Designer to support the in-house Creative Services team on a part time basis (approximately 3 days/week or 24 hours). The ideal candidate will be proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. This position will be a combination of print and digital design.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Responsible for the creation and updating of ongoing graphic needs.
•Be Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including generating mechanical files for production.
•Have a design aesthetic that supports minimal high-end clean design
•Translate designs into layout specifications.
•Cut and organize assets for presentation to stakeholders.
•Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production.
-Have excellent communication and organizational skills Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing
•Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
•Create PDFs for print and client review
•Prepare images for online and mobile applications
•Catalog and reference art for future projects
•Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
•Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printer
•Attend occasional product meetings and have a granular understanding of the organization's goals.
•Understand customer goals, business requirements, technical constraints, and be able to work within project parameters.
•Work on one-off/ad-hoc requests as needed.
•Stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.
•Take high level direction and run with it, with the ability to prioritize projects.
•Manage branded templates in Lucid Press (Will train candidate)
•2+ years of experience as a production designer or designer
•Experience with the latest design software
•Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop
•Solid understanding of how to create assets for multi-resolution platforms using industry standard software packages, such as Adobe Creative Suite
•Exceptional attention to detail
•Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously
•A talent for articulating ideas and presenting your work
•A deep appreciation for finding simple solutions to complex problems
•A strong interest in creating standards and a design system that will change the pace of creation and innovation
•Comfortable working in rapid iteration
•Strong sense of initiative and follow-through
•Strong organizational and operationalizing skills to ensure consistent accuracy of deliverables (print or digital)
•Comfortable working with stakeholders to ensure ideas are expressed appropriately
•Must have a proper sense of urgency, attention to detail and a strong design sense
•Bachelor's degree (preferably in graphic design or advertising)
Required with application:
•Up-to-date resume with samples of print and digital projects
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