Production Artist

Core Creative

Core Creative offers a full range of integrated marketing communications services to leading brands and health care systems. We believe that the most valuable, attractive brands are those that inspire both customers and employees alike. We help companies "say it" and "live it" to create total brand alignment. Core is constantly on the lookout for the right talent. And to us, “right” means marketing-savvy, passionate, “we”-focused individuals. As a top place to work in Milwaukee, we have a healthy, creative environment where people come – and STAY. It’s a place that often times feels more like “play” than work … because our people make it that way.

Position Details

Production Artist
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Core is seeking a full-time Production Artist who is experienced in advertising art production, with in-depth knowledge of printing techniques and requirements, and is able to use current software programs to create digital artwork that meets pre-press standards.


  • Produces all artwork according to art director’s/designer’s specifications; works with assigned art director/designer to achieve desired results.
  • Advises creative on best way to achieve approved concept via computer layout/illustration/pre-press technique.
  • Generates proofs for review by creative director, assigned art director, account service personnel, proofreader/copywriter or client.
  • Generates final production layouts prior to release
  • Confirms all production deadlines with account executives
  • Reviews all work for errors/omissions prior to turning in work for creative/account executive/client approval
  • Makes all requested changes/corrections promptly and correctly
  • Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work.
  • Prepares digital images for use by the interactive department
  • Produces mockups and mounts artwork to boards for presentations
  • Helps to maintain the production area and advises production manager on needed supplies

Skills required for this position include expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other industry design and production software as well as a working knowledge of typography, photo cropping/sizing, image manipulation, digital illustration skills, 3D rendering and retouching skills, digital and print color specification, etc. Knowledge of interactive/web requirements for preparing images and icons for applications is desirable. They must be highly organized and detail-oriented to ensure quality and efficiency.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Vacation: 2 weeks per year
  • Sick time: 6 days per year
  • Parking
  • 50% health insurance coverage
  • Dental
  • 401K matching
  • Profit-sharing
  • Continuing education fund

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