Our fast-paced design and advertising agency is seeking an experienced, full-time Production Artist to join our growing Calgary-based office.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced creative problem-solver able to handle multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
You will be responsible for developing mechanical files accurately and efficiently for print and digital projects, and will be integral in the management of our day-to-day studio worklflow.
- Work directly with Traffic to forecast daily and short-term studio workload, troubleshoot layout to mechanical execution, and ensure that deadlines are met and projects are managed efficiently
- Build print-ready mechanicals for a wide variety of mediums - advertising, collateral, direct mail, out-of-home and large format signage
- Work with designers and developers on digital projects and build vendor-ready digital mechanicals
- Conduct pre-flight and technical integrity checks on all files originating from the agency, including final review of file specifications prior to release
- Coordinate with production vendors to ensure project goals, details and deadlines are met
- Maintain digital files, font libraries, and image collections on studio file server
- Comp, prototype and presentation material assembly and execution
- Provide studio support to all agency departments
- Advanced/Expert in Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac Environment
- Ability to work with precision under rigorous deadlines and extended daily schedules when necessary
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to operate with minimal supervision
- Possess an outstanding level of production ability; ability to take an approved master creative composition into various sizes and formats, while keeping the original intent of the approved creative intact
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with art directors, account managers, production managers and vendors
- Experience with Dreamweaver / HTML / Flash an asset, but not required
• 3+ years experience as a Production Artist in an advertising agency, print vendor or design agency setting