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Jul 17, 2017

Oakland

Temp To Perm

Agent: Terry D.

Job #: 120600

Job Description

Vitamin T is currently seeking a Production Artist to work with our East Bay client. This position is contract-to-hire with a great company!

Duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to:

  • Handle all production assignments using existing templates including: product packaging, marketing, collateral, website, online marketing, advertisements, sales tools and event graphics.
  • Mockup packages as necessary.
  • Work on monthly e-blasts and newsletters using templates.
  • Handle all daily design requests: image & logo requests, image formatting, uploads & downloads, proofing.
  • Provide updates to their website. Work with Marketing, external web programmers and e-com partners.
  • Make image touchups and do image research as necessary.
  • Assist Graphic Designer with all production projects especially production edit phase of project.
  • Multi-task and handle multiple projects at once with ease and grace. Shift priorities as needed.
  • Communicate and collaborate with multiple departments to attain feedback and direction.
  • Meet deadlines and tight timelines for all projects. Maintains production flow by staying on schedule. Keep track of schedule to ensure the production flow is maintained.
  • Improve production workflow process and procedures on projects
  • Works under direction of Graphic Designer and Chief Brand Officer (CBO) on all projects, meeting Brand Style Guide and messaging hierarchies.
  • Study other tea companies and the general organic, natural category to understand the marketplace.
  • Maintain organized files and cleanup of unnecessary files on a consistent and regular basis.
  • Brainstorm product, packaging and campaign ideas with Design, Sales and Marketing teams.

Qualifications:

  • Keen attention to detail. Must pick up on all edits in production phase of project and ensure streamlined approach to projects.
  • Understand client's positioning, target markets, and target demographics.
  • Graphic Design degree
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • 2+ years professional Graphic Production experience and agency experience.
  • Attention to Detail
  • High level proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and WordPress​
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of layout, type, and color and able to take instructions from CBO/Design
  • Manager with minimal direction; Completes layouts with little or no supervision. Ability to work with templates and creative briefs.
  • Experience in drafting professional documents in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working successfully with a team.
  • Accepts feedback and direction with professionalism, and meets challenges with creativity and aplomb.
  • Basic Project Management skills
  • Strong proofreading skills; Basic copywriting skills for collateral, packaging and ad copy
  • Quick turnaround of production projects coming up with better techniques and efficiencies.
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Current digital portfolio required.
  • Experience in sourcing material, obtaining quotes, and maintaining vendor relationships a plus.
  • KEY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • The ideal candidate:
  • Possesses an acute attention to detail and has strong organization skills.
  • Has the ability to take and follow direction easily and work collaboratively with multiple team stakeholders.
  • An individual who is a good listener and excellent communicator.
  • Takes initiative and has a do-it- yourself, results-oriented attitude. Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas and practices self-development.
  • Works well in a fluid environment, adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities,
  • handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Has a proven track record managing multiple, simultaneous, high priority tasks with deadlines.
  • Has a strong work ethic, has strong focus and follow-through and will do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Has the ability to problem solve with solutions oriented approach. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Has an ease in handling stress and multiple projects thrown their way.
  • Knows office PC platform computers and applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and
  • Power Point. High-level knowledge of Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, & WordPress.

Want more details about this and other Oakland opportunities? Meet Terry Dyer!

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