Production Designer (Remote)
Our client is large medical device brand seeking their next Production Designer for an ongoing/open-ended , remote contract (W2 and benefits-eligible). The Production Designer will be responsible for supporting the graphic design staff in executing marketing projects. The ideal candidate is a technical expert in developing graphics, retouching imagery, and preparing final design files. The Production Designer will support the product design manager in producing marketing collateral and internal communications materials for clients, including working with existing templates and assets, ensuring technically accurate and industry-standard production-ready files. Production Designer Responsibilities Execute design solutions as directed against established creative, or repurpose existing designs and artwork for new uses Revise and update existing design deliverables Prepare production-ready files to appropriate production specifications Responsible for pre-flighting all production files assigned to ensure quality Responsible for QC to ensure all files contain all correct elements needed for production of final deliverables Check files to ensure that all settings are correct including color, image resolution and output settings Correct all inconsistencies and mistakes in the art file before its release, including typesetting revisions, scaling artwork, photo retouching, correcting vector artwork, color corrections/adjustments and page sequence/imposition revisions Take direction from art directors and graphic designers while meeting deadlines on various projects occurring at the same time Work with print management team and vendors to troubleshoot and problem solve production issues on files Ensure all files are correct and final before archiving Provide technical guidance based on project needs/complexity to meet production specifications and standards Maintain and update images, photos, videos and work products in appropriate asset management system Adhere to brand standards Perform other duties as assigned by manager Production Designer Requirements Expert-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software, specifically: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Sound understanding of MS Office Detail-oriented, highly organized and committed to quality control Consistently produces accurate artwork in a timely manner Ability to interpret and implement client changes to artwork during proof cycles Experience working across Mac and Windows platforms Strong typographic skills in print and digital channels Ability to create high quality CMYK or RGB images for print or multimedia. Understanding of dot gain, color separations, trapping, Pantone to CMYK conversions, imposition work and retouching Knowledgeable on how to troubleshoot problem art files Good written, oral and listening skills and undertakes actions to develop them further Ability to manage and prioritize multiple quick turn projects Effectively and professionally interacts with others Excellent communication and diplomacy skills. Proactive - anticipates needs, problems, opportunities Flexible problem-solving approach Process-oriented with an uncanny ability to get things done Portfolio is required! Any HTML / HTML5 experience a plus. Job ID: 324804MB Cella is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.