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Graphics Account Specialist/Production Artist

Express Employment Professionals
Shawnee, KS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

PRODUCTION ARTIST (See description for Graphics Account Specialist below)

Job Summary:

The role of the Production Artist is to adapt art files to press specifications while ensuring customer expectations are met and to produce flexo-friendly separations for plating. The Production Artist may work directly with the client or through the Graphics Account Specialist or Sales staff. A successful Production Artist must possess a mix of both creative and technical skills. They must be able to work quickly but also remain extremely detail-oriented. They must also adhere to company standards and policies relating to quality and cost efficiencies.

Pay: $50K-$69, depending upon experience level

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Flexo Experience (5 years)
  • Separation experience
  • Esko experience
  • Trapping experience
  • Kodak experience okay as well

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate as needed to determine best approach for building flexo-friendly separations while meeting customer expectations
  • Create PDFs for print review and customer approval
  • Retouch process images to match customer-provided target
  • Output contract proof to be used for customer approval and adjust color as needed per customer feedback
  • Clean, trap and separate 1-up art files
  • Create dielines, step & repeat 1-up artwork to approved dielines, and add press marks such as microdots, guidelines, bearer bars, control strips, etc.
  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with Graphics and/or Printing
  • Communicate informational changes to the Graphics Account Specialist as they relate to design-specific work instructions

Minimal Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications
  • 5 years of production art experience in packaging graphics
  • Esko experience preferred

Required Skills:

  • Design software experience (Adobe CC, Photoshop, Art Pro+, etc)
  • Color retouching/editing experience (must pass color shades test)
  • Separation software experience, preferably Esko’s Automation Engine
  • Strong understanding of artwork requirements for flexographic printing
  • Willing and able to learn new graphic design tools and adapt to new procedures
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of organization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment to ensure customer deadlines are met
  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)

GRAPHICS ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Job Summary:
The role of the Graphics Account Specialist is to maintain positive customer relations through active engagement with the customer through all stages of the art and flexo plate process. The responsibility of the Graphics Account Specialist is to manage design projects to ensure art approvals meet client specifications and align with production requirements. The Graphics Account Specialist may work directly with the client or through the sales staff and must adhere to company standards and policies relating to quality and cost efficiencies.

Pay: $45K-$54, depending upon experience level

Requirements:

  • 5 years of customer service experience
  • Must have Flexo experience (at least 2 years)
  • Esko experience
  • Project Manager experience needed as well

Responsibilities and Duties:
 Communicate clearly and professionally with customers, sales, designers, production artists, plate techs, prepress, printing, and leadership
 Download and pre-flight incoming graphic files to ensure they are workable and all links/fonts are available
 Provide job detail, complete design review and layout approval in client’s online proofing sites
 Prepare art and plate estimates per customer request
 Estimate production art time and/or job complexity and initiate new artwork through the Graphics workflow
 Manage multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner
 Accurately document correspondence relating to each job
 Read and understand production order specifications and finished product requirements
 Initiate and/or update information in the Radius Tool Library

Minimal Job requirements:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications or Printing
 3 years of customer service and/or packaging graphics experience

Required Skills:
 Working knowledge of computer graphics programs, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and Esko platform.
 Strong understanding of graphic requirements for flexographic printing
 Willingness and ability to learn new graphic design tools and adapt to new procedures
 Strong customer service skills
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Detail-oriented with a high level of organization
 Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment to ensure customer deadlines are met
 Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)

 

    Company Description
    We partner with local businesses, in all industries, to help match the clients needs with candidates who are ready to find their next career. We have dedicated teams that specialize in office services, professional/direct hire, light industrial, manufacturing, search among others. Express Employment Shawnee/Olathe are a part of a network of 830 individually owned offices in US and Canada with far reaching recruiting abilities. Please trust us to find your next dedicated employer.

    Express Employment Professionals

    We partner with local businesses, in all industries, to help match the clients needs with candidates who are ready to find their next career. We have dedicated teams that specialize in office services, professional/direct hire, light industrial, manufacturing, search among others. Express Employment Shawnee/Olathe are a part of a network of 830 individually owned offices in US and Canada with far reaching recruiting abilities. Please trust us to find your next dedicated employer.

    Address

    Shawnee, KS
    USA

    Industry

    Arts and Entertainment

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