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Production Designer

at Schawk! Inc in Chicago, IL   —   Jul 07, 2014   |  
Summary The Production Designer role provides production mechanical building expertise combined with a great sense of design and consistency. This is a hybrid production and design role that provides a critical link between the layout and the mechanical phases of print and some interactive projects.
Directly supports Creative Design staff
Builds layouts for posters, banners, signage, collateral, web banner, web dm and fixture graphics using sketches, rough digital layouts and verbal communication
Creates design adaptations at different aspect ratios and scales
Uses production experience to anticipate and problem-solve executional issues such as resolution, function, color, reproduction and finishing
Incorporates clients brand, typography, and identity guidelines
Creates working overview document and pre-production layouts for hand-off to Production Studio with notes on allowable design and content variations
Reviews final deliverable overview when completed by Production Studio
Consults with Production Studio and Print Production Managers if questions arise during the mechanical building phase
Creates templates and guidelines for distribution to partners and Geos
Supports the goals of the team, helps to communicate design priorities and direction to the Production Studio
Assists in improving workflow, tools and process
BA or BS degree in Marketing Communications or similar field
8-10 years production design experience in an agency and/or in-house corporate graphic design environment •Expert level in the following design tools: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and
familiarity with production and design for web banners, web pages and digital email marketing
Communicates fully, effectively, and diplomatically, and exhibits proactive, solution-oriented thinking and execution Works well in partnership with others, particularly Creative and Production Design personnel, and maintains professional demeanor under pressure and in situations of ambiguity
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