Production Designer Job Description

Production Designer Job Description

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Production designer provides expertise in the software used by creative at Intouch (eg, Sketch, Photoshop, InDesign, etc).

Production Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective production designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included production designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Build, maintain, and release InDesign print files for pre-press from design team
Responsible for developing and executing the Creative Director’s vision through the production of integrated, constructible design drawings
Assumes primary responsibility for all design interface with the Technical Managers and Show Managers
Leads the model and mockup efforts, keeping the Creative Director appraised of their development
Initiates and organizes design reviews as often as needed during the process and assists Creative Director in getting approvals
Design marketing pieces, display banners utilizing our brand guidelines
Execute changes to type and layout
Place and style copy to spec or as otherwise directed
Manage production aspects of jobs handed off from art directors/designers
Manage and place images, including swatches

Production Designer Qualifications

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

Education for Production Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the production designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Graphic Design, Design, Education, Fine Arts, Visual Communications, Art, Visual Design, Digital Design, Marketing, Illustration

Skills for Production Designer

Desired skills for production designer include:

Adobe Creative Suite
Illustrator
Photoshop
Sketch
InDesign
HTML
Microsoft Office
CSS
Typography
Adobe Illustrator

Desired experience for production designer includes:

3DS Max - Importing and working with large CAD data sets, modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging (bones, BIPED, CAT), animation, particle effects, rendering
Maya - modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, particle/fluid/cloth effects, rendering
After Effects - compositing, 3D layers and 3D cameras, Max/Maya integration, motion graphics, keying, tracking, visual effects
Flash (timeline and/or code-based animation)
Check layout specs, including bleed, trim, resolution, color space, and file management
Stay keenly aware of production deadlines and manage time accordingly

Production Designer Examples

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Production Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of production designer. 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 designer
  • Assume all production support activities for the UI Patterns library
  • Partner with Art Directors to create a clear visual communication program for the primary categories of the business
  • Interpret the needs of the design, marketing and internal teams to create DEKs from concept stage to finished product
  • Conduct art and innovation research to find more effective ways of progression and brand enhancement
  • Set-up cohesive archiving systems for branded identities and surrounding jobs with coordination team to be shared and utilized with internal brand
  • Help increase the community awareness of the brand with clear interpretation and execution
  • Develop a more focused specialized intention behind all presentations, while building and maintaining a consistent message
  • Work will include the unification and execution of branding, identity, logos, presentations, invitations, stationary and more for print and web programs
  • Help with guidance in the work being generated by the Graphic Designers in the department from created documents
  • Ensure clear presentation design and delivery consistency that is unified throughout all communication with the brand internally and externally
Qualifications for production designer
  • Photoshop - texture map creation (color, bump, specular, etc), layout, photo manipulation
  • Illustrator - modify/create splines for 3D extrusions, vector art
  • Any knowledge of ActionScript, HTML, JavaScript or CSS is a plus
  • The ideal candidate will have 3 years experience in Production Design, preferably in a publishing environment
  • Expert skill levels in Adobe Creative Cloud and Power Point
  • Detail oriented and the ability to work under tight deadlines
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Production Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a production designer. 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 designer
  • Create mechanical files ready for press without errors
  • Maintain and archive released files / uploads / transfers
  • Mock-up Direct Mail or similar packages when necessary
  • Partner closely with creative team to obtain key messaging / objectives for all graphic projects
  • As directed by the Executive Show Producer, responsible for developing and executing the Creative Director’s vision through the production of integrated, constructible design drawings
  • Develops and presents appropriate project presentations to both internal and external audiences to communicate project concept, content and status and to gain approvals
  • As directed by the Show Producer, responsible for developing and executing the Creative Director’s vision through the production of integrated, constructible design drawings
  • Must thrive on multi-tasking
  • Expected maximum number of formal reviews is three
  • Perform design review of all placed artwork, photography, and widgets
Qualifications for production designer
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a project manager for multiple simultaneous projects
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in graphic design/production for live
  • Efficient in all Adobe Creative programs
  • A good understanding of the Microsoft and Apple presentation programs
  • Extensive knowledge of design, typography and layout
  • Ability to create, inspire and execute a broad creative vision
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Production Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a production designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production designer
  • Create and upload assets for daily and weekly site updates and e-blasts
  • Formatting assets for all social media platforms
  • Formatting assets for digital banners
  • Adapt printed collateral to digital formats
  • Review and make adjustments to widgets based on client feedback as directed
  • Use humor, creativity, and energy to maintain personal and team momentum
  • Maintain seasonal refreshes of our International websites, adhering to existing design templates
  • Translate business and marketing needs into creative that is clear, compelling, visually interesting, intuitive and emotionally engaging
  • Create customer-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions, creative exploration and development of seasonal/promotional themes that support Brand visual standards, style guides, color palettes and templates
Qualifications for production designer
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and presentation skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Multitask on several projects and work with tight schedules from concept through execution
  • Strong conceptual thinking with proven ability to apply and perform design skills (including typographic sensitivity, color theory, layout, spacing/scale, ) and utilize these skills in ways, which elevate the overall online brand experience
  • Stays abreast of industry-wide changes in market and design trends new tools and technologies being used for web design
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Including
  • Able to work independently on multiple projects in a fast paced environment
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Production Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of production designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production designer
  • Help maintain creative asset library, and assist in supporting evolving brand design standards
  • Working in a wide variety of media including print, web, on-line education, mobile platforms, electronic books/magazines, and other multimedia
  • Creates and finalizes web ready assets based on concepts and templates provided by Penn’s agency for digital media marketing and advertising to include website graphics for desktop and mobile websites, emails, social media posts, online display advertising gifs, video and animations
  • Responsible for effectively communicating with and hand-off assets to appropriate website Managers and Specialists within the department
  • Produces finished, creative content artwork in appropriate sizes and formats in a timely and accurate manner, as directed and prioritized by the Digital Production Design Manager
  • Manages graphic templates by updating and archiving them as necessary
  • Maintains daily assigned workflow and deliver pieces as required by assigned deadlines
  • Produces creative designs for projects as necessary
  • Coordinates the creative design and production of materials for marketing programs, ad campaigns, and on-property collateral as directed and assigned by the Digital Production Design Manager
  • Communicates and interfaces effectively with internal clients to determine the scope of a project
Qualifications for production designer
  • Touch up and color correct as needed for production
  • Knowledge of FTP/uploading, file compression and optimization for both print and web
  • Minimum 5-10 years experience with multimedia production
  • Extensive working knowledge of software programs such as the Adobe Cloud products
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Graphic Design, environmental design or 4 years equivalent design experience
  • Must have theatre, scenic design, and/or architecture experience and training
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Production Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a production designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production designer
  • Reviews designs for errors before printing and publishing them
  • The digital production designer at Ann Taylor will support the brand creative team in executing both print and digital marketing projects
  • The production designer will be responsible for the iteration and versioning of existing programs
  • The production designer will be responsible for building and prepping mechanical files for release to production
  • Stay current on graphic trends through continued education, trade shows, seminars, special courses
  • Use Creative Suite software to execute assets
  • Work with editorial team and proofreader to accurately input all content
  • Work with retoucher to properly color correct images for print
  • Preflight/check files to make sure files are properly setup for printing, and prepare files to send to vendor
  • Work with Project Manager to set and maintain production schedule
Qualifications for production designer
  • Strong knowledge of InDesign
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask, move quickly between projects, effectively receive feedback and criticism from senior design staff, and put it into practice on future projects
  • Knowledge of computer programs including, Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop, and relevant 3-D rendering programs, and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with JIRA - managing a ticket queue is required
  • Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Proven ability to create and work with templates and style sheets

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