SUMMARY: The Packaging Layout Production Artist will be responsible for preparing a wide range of packaging artwork for final production. The Production Artist will work with Graphic Designers, Director of Marketing, Product Development and Quality Assurance to produce creative assets based on brand guidelines, ensuring quality and consistency of production ready assets. Responsible for working with these various teams to ensure packaging materials meet all set standards and requirements. Manage and produce packaging guidelines for all brands and products. \r \rESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:\r\r Follow packaging guidelines and templates set by the Marketing Graphic Design team\r Revise creative packaging files accurately and efficiently through rounds of review, edits and approvals\r Develop final artwork files from creative layouts for packaging production\r Creation and approval of all barcode information on individual products, inner and master shipping cases\r Work closely with Marketing, Quality, Product Development and Quality Assurance to ensure all packaging meets global standards and requirements\r Create packaging masters for all brands and products\r Maintain an online database of all packaging master files\r Ensure all final packaging artwork files are accurate and error free, including file construction, organization and final production\r Prepare pre-press artwork files and release them to spec for outside vendors\r Submit final packaging artwork files to suppliers\r Review print proofs for accuracy and print quality\r Produce packaging materials for Assembly Team as needed\r Ability to multi-task effectively under pressure, balancing speed and quality\r Other duties may be assigned\r\r \rKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:\r\r Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) applications\r Exceptional communication and team skills\r Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines while effectively managing time\r Project management skills and the ability to work with outside vendors\r Excellent attention to detail and ability to proof work\r Willingness to learn and adapt as job and/or organization change\r
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.\r \rEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree with emphasis in marketing, communications or graphic design; 1-2 years graphic design experience in advertising/marketing.\r \rLANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business literature and/or training materials. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and vendors. Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Must have the ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationship and communicate with persons outside the organization in a professional manner. \r \rMATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts to solve problems. Must be able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages and proportions to practical situations.\r \rREASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Actively looking for ways to help people. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Managing one's own time and the time of others. Must obtain the ability to organize, plan and/or prioritize work.\r \rOTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Must be MAC literate and have strong Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) emphasis. Graphics experience a must. Must have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information. Skilled with working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs. \r \rPHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, While performing the duties of this job, the employee has to occasionally stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee is frequently required to walk; the employee is required to regularly sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. \r \rWORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock.