OXO is hiring a Production Artist for our New York City office.
At OXO, we’re on a quest to make the everyday better. For over 25 years, we’ve made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we’re going to make it happen, even if it hasn’t been done before—especially if it hasn’t been done before. If you’ve ever thought, “there’s got to be a better way to do this", you belong here, too.
We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn’t just a buzzword at OXO, it’s a way of life. With a guest speaker series covering topics like service robots and crafting hard-to-write letters, group limoncello making, book and bike clubs, volunteering opportunities, luau-themed happy hours, summer outings to theme parks, and an annual ski trip—we like coming to work every day and think you should, too.
What you'll be doing
As a member of OXO’s Brand Design team, the Production Artist is responsible for the creation of print-ready packaging and marketing materials as well as production of digital communications for web and e-commerce for the OXO brand. The Production Artist works closely with graphic designers, copywriters, photographers, printers, packaging engineers, and project managers. The Production Artist seeks to enhance the level of creativity executed on all projects and works with the Design Director and Creative Director to ensure deliverables meet all brand standards and requirements.
Production Artist Responsibilities:
Produce print-ready package mechanicals and digital marketing materials based on established layouts, sketches, briefs and brand standards
Produce final mechanicals with an eye to design, being sensitive to type, layout, and color
Ensure correct specifications throughout, adhering to brand standards, print specs and packaging guidelines
Communicate with package engineers to guide the creation and refinement of dielines
Make revisions to packaging and marketing materials per stakeholder input, attending live proofreading sessions when needed
Release files to OXO’s Asia office, ensuring smooth transfer of mechanicals to factories
Review packaging throughout manufacturing process, viewing proofs and providing feedback
Produce print-ready and digital-ready layouts for product catalogs, retail signage, trade show collateral and sales materials
Evaluate, evolve and own digital asset management, ensuring files and projects are saved and filed correctly
Responsible for technical specs (2D and 3D) to develop both templated and custom package formats
Maintain and update package and project templates
Be comfortable using hands and tools to mock up pre-production samples and comps
Proof and perform detailed quality control for packaging and print materials
Requirements for Consideration:
Bachelor’s degree in print production, graphic design, or a related field
7+ years of production expertise in packaging and marketing (print and digital) for major consumer products companies and/or branding firms
Mastery of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat; and Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Expertise in preflighting files and thorough understanding of the offset printing process
Outstanding attention to detail and communication skills
Excellent layout and typography skills
Experience working with and executing against brand standards
Understanding of photography and retouching processes
Able to work quickly, managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines
Experienced working within a shared server / network environment
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis
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Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.