Mid-Level Production Artist (SF)

Salt Branding is looking for a talented Production Artist to join our creative team in San Francisco. You'll be a key player in the production process for print and digital communications. You'll work closely with the Production Director, Creative Directors, Designers, Writers and Project Managers.

Your role will be to take on designs during the final stages of development to ensure accuracy and prepare them for print or digital publication. To be successful in this position, you should be open to learning and motivated. You should be able to work quickly, have a keen eye for detail and have at least a basic foundation of creative and technical know-how.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with project managers to understand production and scheduling requirements
  • Collaborate closely with art directors, designers, developers and other team members
  • Review graphics, layouts, color and fonts before projects are completed
  • Finalize designs using image editing and page layout software
  • Retouch images, create image masks and any additional image manipulation to improve quality both in print and digital formats
  • Suggest and apply image / artwork improvements
  • Follow deadlines to ensure timely publications
  • Archive produced artwork files
  • Keep up-to-date with trends in graphic design and production techniques and software

Expectations

  • Be open to learning, motivated and proactive
  • Work in a team-driven, collaborative environment
  • Take on designs during the final stages of development to ensure accuracy and prepare them for print and/or digital publication
  • Understanding of different color spaces (CMYK, RGB, spot color)
  • Ensure the finished product meets organizational branding goals for print and/or digital production
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
  • Work with online developers to ensure a smooth transition of artwork to digital formats
  • Ensure our print and digital designs meet high quality standards
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time

Requirements

  • BS degree in Visual Arts or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a Production Artist
  • Portfolio that demonstrates knowledge of print production and design
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word and PowerPoint)
  • Be detail-oriented, organized and work efficiently
  • Be process-oriented and a self-starter
  • Have the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of HTML5 and web development systems (e.g. Webflow and Sketch) is a plus
  • Additional qualification in Graphic Design is a plus

This is a full-time position. Not contract.

No recruiters please.

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Working at Salt will give you the opportunity to do some of the most influential work in your career for some of the most influential businesses in the world. From start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies, we build brands and digital experiences that will push your strategic, creative and technical capabilities.

With great benefits, a great environment and a desire to push the limits, we are looking for the best talent out there, whether you've got years of experience or you're just out of school.

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San Francisco

1620 Montgomery Street, Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.616.1500