Position Print Production Artist (Fashion / Luxury)
Location Manhattan
Starts Early Jan
Duration Ongoing
Status Freelance/ possible Full Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a well-known luxury fashion brand is seeking a Print Production Artist to join their team.

In this role, the Print Production Artist will be reporting directly into the Executive Director of Production. You will be part of the creative services team who's job it is to produce technical art and mechanical specs based on pre-defined visual language guides for a variety of print applications.

Responsibilities:
- Building print-ready mechanicals for publication print advertising (magazines, newspaper), print collateral, books, out-of-home / large format units, packaging, and specialty print items.
- Conduct pre-flight and technical integrity checks on all files originating from Creative department, including final review of file specifications prior to release and ensuring adherence to standards of department and vendors.
- Work closely with art directors and production team to develop and troubleshoot layout to mechanical execution process.
- Assist with retouching for presentation and internal needs.
- Hands-on packaging comping / prototype assembly and presentation material assembly.
- Work directly with project managers, production managers, and art directors to forecast daily and short-term studio workload, and ensure that creative studio deadlines are maintained and workload is managed efficiently.
- Monitoring and maintenance of digital assets, font libraries, and image collections on department servers and archives.

Requirements:
- 5+ Years of experience as a production artist or production designer.
- Strong typography skills, and experience with high-caliber design content.
- Excellent proficiency in all Adobe Creative Suite programs.
- Experience with Epson output devices, color proofing, and fine print / exhibition quality digital printing.
- Excellent visual acuity, and ability to interpret/communicate color comments.
- Experience with precision hand-work; including trimming, mounting, comping, hand assembly, and binding.
- Thorough understanding of print-mechanical specifications, ad material specs, and workflow.
- Understanding of color profiles and color CMYK & RGB color workflows.

JAN. 2020

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc275@jobalert.creativecircle.com