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Jr. Graphic Production Artist
Columbus, Ohio  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2022
Job Id #60579 Posted November 16, 2022


SUMMARY

  • The Production Graphic Designer is a detail-oriented designer/technician who is responsible for the timely and accurate release of InDesign and Illustrator files to the client's Visual/Marketing team and various other internal and external partners. This role is junior level and part of the Marketing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs quality control (QC) checks on packaging mechanicals for accuracy to ensure it complies with brand standards and technical specifications
  • Troubleshoots and resolves any discrepancies with marketing files
  • Executes timely and accurate art releases of final InDesign and Illustrator files
  • Owns the Magazine process; works to build 12-13 magazines (floorset support execution/standards documents stores use as a visual guide to set instore fixtures and cabinets with seasonal/core products with corresponding marketing.) a year across multiple formats for international release
  • Archives released files on internal servers and digital asset management system (DAM)
  • Remains current on industry standard processes and technologies
  • Assists with updates to client's Concrete (file share website) and FileMaker system as needed  
  • Owns and maintains a library of templates and die-lines
  • Collaborates with Creative, Copy, Marketing Operations, Traffic, and Procurement teams to properly execute each project
  • Partners with all Graphic designers to improve projects, processes, and standards

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and functional knowledge of additional Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Ability to initiate/apply advanced file & image processing techniques, i.e., batch process, write scripts, work with layers, masking, channels, etc.
  • Understanding of basic color separation, page layout, art manipulation
  • Strong knowledge of graphic design, creative design, production artwork, and print services preferred
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, efficient, and agile in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment, while working on multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills and capable of tracking down image links across server paths while keeping large InDesign based projects streamlined.
  • Able to create a visual hierarchy effectively and clearly within large format documents.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a large cross-functional team
  • Ability to work both in an office environment and remotely
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Meticulous note taker able to communicate effectively with merchants to make on the go edits to the Magazine
  • Enthusiastic about the creative and technical processes 
  • Able to work in a matrix environment

BONUS SKILLS

  • Pre-Press/Print/Video experience
  • Photo/Video processing or editing
  • Experience with FileMaker
  • Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Knowledge of Color Theory
  • Knowledge of Typography
  • REPORTS TO: Senior Graphic Designer

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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