Production Artist: 

The primary responsibility of the Production Artist is to aid in the production of Design Missoula marketing print collateral, client keytags and ticket designs, client catalog design, brochure design and various other print projects. The production artist often works as a team with a designated Project Manager and receives written copy and places it within a specific form of advertising (e.g. print ad, page layout, packaging mechanical etc.).

The Production Artist reports directly to the Project Manager.

Job Responsibilities:
– Responsible for building print-ready files, making edits, and preparing mechs for final production
– Collects files for output/delivery based on supplied production specs
– Proofs files for text formatting, layout accuracy, and consistency
– Acts as point of contact with printers when file questions arise

The Production Artist will have a high-quality knowledge of the print production process, degree in Graphic Design preferred, 1-2 years in the design and/or production industry, proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office, and strong layout skills with aptitude within InDesign style sheets, data merge automation, and revision requests.

Additional Skills Required:
– High proficiency in Adobe CS5 or CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and MS Office
– Understanding of all phases of design, layout, and production (including output and pre-press preparation)
– Knowledge of color, paper, all printing processes (four-color, PMS, digital)
– Well-organized with good problem-solving, time management, and communication skills
– Fast and detail-oriented with a good design sense
– Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with changing priorities
– Related work experience in either an agency or production facility environment

Not Required But Helpful Skills:
– Design layouts for web using photoshop or illustrator
– WordPress experience to update websites with content/images as needed for various clients

– This is a contract job. Pay DOE.
– Local Missoula, Montana only. You can work from home but must be available to meet.

Please email Design Missoula a resume and examples of work.