Jr. Production Artist

AmerTac

AmerTac offers complete lines of distinctive decorative home accent products, including trend-forward Wallplates, cost-effective LED Nite Lites, innovative Under Cabinet Lighting, LED Battery Operated Lights, energy-saving Timers, Dimmers and Lighting Controls. We distribute to leading home centers, lighting showrooms, mass merchandisers, and drug & supermarket chains throughout North America.

http://www.amertac.com


Position Details

Jr. Production Artist
Job
Full-time
7/26/2019
Southeast Wisconsin
Brookfield, WI

AmerTac is adding a Junior Production Artist to the team! This position significantly contributes to assisting the design team primarily in producing print, packaging, and point-of-purchase. This role will be to take on the designs during the final stages of development to ensure accuracy and prepare them for print or digital publication.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate closely with the marketing manager, designers and developers
  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for packaging
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Provide image retouching, line drawings, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
  • Package and preflight files for release to printers or suppliers
  • Create PDFs for print and client review
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • Work within brand requirements for a cohesive design
  • Partner with third party printing and translation services
  • Create product user manuals
  • Liaise with product managers to define design requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Excellent attention to detail with solid communication and collaboration skills
  • Highly proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team
  • Self-starter confident in prioritizing skills and working under tight deadlines
  • Aware of industry design trends and how this knowledge applies to each brand and channel
  • Ability to collaborate, establish priorities and solve problems with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in Graphic Design, Production Artist or a similar role.
  • College graduate with a design degree (BFA)
  • Interested candidates strongly encouraged to provide a portfolio online or print that demonstrates their design layout and past experience

Competitive compensation package based on experience and education.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with partial matching
  • Paid vacation and holidays


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