Production Artist Job Description

Production Artist Job Description

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Production artist provides support in the manipulation and preparation of high resolution image files (Photoshop) for print.

Production Artist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work on production of packaging
Work closely with the color design and merchandising team for assigned category(s) in creating color ways on a style-by style basis
Process all external art request from SLD reps and communicate through email
Work with the Composition Production Managers and staff to complete and/or develop product files for printing
Prepare and send file to production and print vendors for printing
Prepare final files for Telescope archiving using prescribed standard for format and file naming conventions
The primary focus for this role will be to design, model and texture low fantasy armor and weapon assets for an MMO
Produce accurate and quality packaging mechanicals with full specifications
Follow all departmental protocols, server protocols, TeamCenter routing, and archiving procedures
Package final mechanicals with specifications including color breaks, sizes, through TeamCenter

Production Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Production Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the production artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Graphic Design, Design, Education, Art, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Associates, Technical, Fine Arts, Advertising

Skills for Production Artist

Desired skills for production artist include:

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop
Illustrator
Creating and working with templates and style sheets
Placing photos and artwork
Producing multiple versions
Steps for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery
Typography
Adobe Photoshop
InDesign

Desired experience for production artist includes:

Candidate must have had formal training in design/art at trade school or college
Experience as a graphic artist in a professional graphic design environment is preferred
Excellent design skills (animation skills preferred)
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays
One year + work experience in apparel development, apparel illustration, graphic production, or graphic design field
College degree or equivalent with course work in apparel, merchandising, graphics or related experience

Production Artist Examples

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Production Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a production artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production artist
  • Generating freehand drawings for orders, as needed
  • Generating Team Services flyers and online web store images
  • Working directly with the Customization Department, as needed, to resolve any artwork issues that arise during production, ensuring orders flow through in an efficient manner
  • Following a production timeline to ensure tasks are being completed by their scheduled due dates
  • Participating in the creative development of additional assigned projects based upon pre-established guidelines, instructions and aesthetic design concepts
  • Support & assist Director in the mechanical execution and pre-press production of DC comic book covers (periodicals)
  • Scale, crop, retouch, reposition, and preflight images and files
  • Eliminate defective and excessive imaging
  • Archive and update files
  • Work with layout and photo shoot edits
Qualifications for production artist
  • Knowledge of screen print production and color separations processes a plus
  • Servicing the requests of associates in marketing and other departments
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to work independently, shows strong initative collaborative and team-oriented work style
  • Excellent design and conceptual capabilities
  • This is a contract position that does not require the candidate to work on site
  • A degree in related field or equivalent work experience required
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Production Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of production artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production artist
  • Complete layout of in-store signage, point-of-sale and other print marketing collateral
  • Prepare art for print production
  • Create presentation documents
  • Work with and support senior designer
  • Partner with traffic, retouching and marketing to manage deliverables
  • Complete light retouching
  • Assist the art department as needed
  • Provide assistance to producers with trafficking, scheduling and reinforcement of workflow
  • Responsible for supporting the production of high quality print-ready files and apply proficiency of print and preflight/prepress process
  • Effectively communicate project status, challenges and issues to project with Sr
Qualifications for production artist
  • Previous comic book/narrative experience strongly preferred
  • Must be able to meet deadlines under strict time constraints
  • Must show attentiveness to detail
  • Must have proficient proofreading skills
  • Design skills preferred
  • Associate’s degree in Arts/Fine Arts, Design or equivalent
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a production artist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for production artist
  • Accurately create color components in Flex PLM from design generated BOM post style review
  • Work with manager on identification and communication of cost challenges
  • Compile time and actions for all styles in development and discuss risk with Manager
  • Monitor status of raw materials for color samples and partner with Raw Material Design and manager on identification of raw materials that are not meeting cost or quality standards
  • Request color samples for Style Review meetings
  • Work with manager to ensure product meets QA and FFP standards by partnering with Bra Product Development team for launch pathway styles and vendors for core/fashion styles
  • Work with manager on vendor hind-sighting regarding on-time sample performance, quality and communication
  • Close working relationship with New York Design, Design Operations, Print, Color and Concept, Raw Material Design Merchandising, Textile Technology, Production and Sourcing, regional offices and vendors
  • Creation of highly polished, print ready art assets
  • 3D asset manipulation and rendering
Qualifications for production artist
  • 3 years’ experience in the publishing, graphics, or
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team independently
  • Must be able to take direction, conceptualize, design, and organize marketing projects on your own when needed
  • 1+ year professional experience in digital production and pre-press preparation
  • 1-2 years experience in digital production and pre-press preparation
  • Candidate must be a team player and contribute to meeting the objectives set by the department
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Production Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of production artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production artist
  • Retouching in-game imagery for print
  • Graphical design including logo design, layout, presentation design
  • High volume product image clipping, liquefy, color and skin tone correction, and web optimization
  • Performs production art duties that entail clipping, liquefy, color correction, skin tone retouching, compositing and web optimizing
  • Tracks special launch product lifecycle from photography to live on site
  • Manages product image archive on local and Scene 7 Image servers
  • Communicates with web merchandising and copy team on daily upload item list and upload finished product images to the website
  • Performs layout of monthly and quarterly publications for specified print deadlines
  • Serves as back-up in layout of the weekly Investment Alert as needed
  • Gathers and assembles mailers, ads, invitations, and other materials as requested
Qualifications for production artist
  • Ability to draw a plus
  • Must have submitted an online portfolio demonstrating a strong graphic design background in order to be considered
  • Job entails producing hang tags, packaging, catalogs, data sheets, sales collateral material, creating clipping paths, retouching product images, working with dielines, producing point-of-sale displays and maintaining the image asset library
  • Our ideal candidate has exceptional relationship-building skills and will be able to maintain productive, collaborative relationships with both vendors and internal team members
  • Strong multitasker who is highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop (retouch, color correct, write scripts)
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Production Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of production artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production artist
  • Obtains pricing quotes from the printers based on project and communicates pricing and options with the ordering individual
  • Work collaboratively with engineers, game designers and other artists
  • Honor the original Graphic Designer’s intent when converting artwork into effective mechanical files suitable for manufacturing
  • Implement markup changes without error when fully actionable
  • Understand the manufacturing processes by which a given design/mechanical will be made/distributed (as communicated by the Production Manager) and be able to create files that facilitate that manufacturing/distribution without error
  • Compare incoming samples against specifications to evaluate adherence to critical product elements (color, finish, texture)
  • Write print specifications, source suppliers and material samples, release artwork, improve version control, review supplier proofs and archive finished product standards
  • Work independently and efficiently, with superb attention to detail, while under pressure, within aggressive deadlines
  • Photograph pre-production samples for directive notes, and final production samples for design award submissions
  • Responsible for release of all high resolution imagery
Qualifications for production artist
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop, Maya and Zbrush or comparable
  • Knowledge of up to and including the most recent version of Illustrator (Macintosh) required
  • Good command of typography
  • Adobe Creative Cloud InDesign (style sheets, understanding of 4C process, master pages, packaging layouts)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 6 Illustrator
  • Thorough understanding of our workflow and our manufacturing capabilities in order to analyze and solve complex graphic art design/production problems

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