The Pre-Press Graphic Designer will work under close supervision to assist in the creation and rebuild of electronic and/or printed graphic materials. This individual will have knowledge of specialized design concepts, media, and software tools to develop comprehensive layouts and the production of marketing collateral. The candidate needs to be knowledgeable in operating printing presses, and monitoring printing quality to ensure that it is adequate.
Assist in the design of electronic and printed materials for folding cartons, set up boxes, trade exhibits, displays, and other channels
Co-ordinate production (vector) artwork and virtual samples as each order dictates
Assist Manager with the rebuilding artwork files from clients (eg. Creating embossing, coating/ varnish, stamping layers, scaling, cropping, retouching, and repositioning)
Responsible for archiving and updating graphic files for future access
As directed modify files to increase the quality of production and ensure that standards are met
Assist in the development specifications and standards for printing and other production
As assigned inspect proofs for accuracy and adherence to corporate standards
Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with 2 years of art/graphic design experience.
Must have experience in vector-based software Adobe Illustrator.
While Illustrator is the primary program used for 90% of our jobs, high-level knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is also desirable. Specifically, color separating art in Photoshop and working in the area of the channel of the program.
Working knowledge of inks and print properties on various substrates.
Understanding of design and conceptual skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to respond quickly to changing situations as well as multitask.