Production Designer, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Created 11/08/2018
Reference 105453396
Job type Full Time
Experience 3-5 Years
Education BA/BS/Undergraduate
Country United States
State Wisconsin
City Cottage Grove
Zip 53527
Salary - 1

Position Overview:

We're a leading global fitness company seeking a talented, passionate production designer to join our internal marketing team. Under the direction of the graphic production manager, the production designer is responsible for developing final mechanical files from creative layouts for print and digital production on assigned projects. You will work on a wide range of integrated marketing materials across multiple brands; execute feedback and changes while building final mechanical print or digital files for release to our global teams and vendors including catalogs, banners, ads, product launches, brand platforms, style guides, and web assets/deliverables.

Responsibilities:

Design Process:

  • Organizes and refines the visual design of projects
  • Facilitates the production of design solutions from creative team
  • Teach/enable design team to produce quality release files

Collateral Creation:

  • Works with designers and production manager to determine appropriate production handoff points
  • Works with marketing managers to determine appropriate final deliverables needed for projects
  • Ensures rounds and final mechanicals are accurate and error free, including file construction, organization and prepping of files for printing or digital output
  • Attends press checks as needed; helps approve printer proofs

Digital Design

  • Assists in providing web optimized graphic support for all digital properties
  • Works with marketing managers and user experience team to produce effective final content for our global brands and relevant ecommerce initiatives

Project Management:

  • Project management responsibilities including planning, evaluating, organizing, and integrating projects
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Assists graphics team as needed in overseeing projects and project management

Develop Industry Knowledge and Network:

  • Stays up to date on industry trends and styles
  • Participates with peers in professional development, classes or associations
  • Strives to constantly improve skill sets: production best practices, layout, printing processes and communication

Project Management and Leadership Functions:

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of planning, evaluating, organizing and integrating a project
  • Encourages designers, marketing managers, product managers and copywriter to communicate and provide accurate content for purposes of production efficiency

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Completes special projects as required
  • Enforces the routing and approving of artwork samples
  • Assists marketing/sales teams with image/digital requests



Qualifications:

Education:

  • College degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • 3-5+ years experience as a graphic/communication production designer
  • Ability to deliver best-in-class production for mechanical print and digital files
  • Knowledge of layout principles, aesthetic design concepts, branding and typography
  • Competent with Adobe Creative Suite and related design tools
  • Ability to quickly grasp project parameters, brand standards and templates of established creative
  • Must be able to organize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Agency or in-house agency experience is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Mac-based: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point required
  • Intense attention to detail and prepress knowledge
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required

Other Competencies:

The successful candidate should possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Achieves high percent of task target dates without sacrificing quality
  • Suggests, develops and improves current work processes and best practices
  • Willing to assist others when his/her tasks are complete
  • Able to carry out assigned duties and tasks as needed while maintaining high quality work and work ethic
  • Works under general supervision and communicates well with others in a team environment
  • Knowledge of business, technology and design strategies, tools, techniques and trends
  • The flexibility to adjust to changes in project priorities while welcoming new challenges
  • Skilled in planning, organizing resources and establishing priorities for work assignments for optimum results
  • Able to handle multiple projects while being consistently accurate
  • Clear understanding of PDF workflows
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, Microsoft Office or related software
  • Able to effectively present ideas and information through oral, visual and written communication skills

Ideally, candidates also possess:

  • Experience maintaining, improving and archiving photography files associated with a Digital Asset Management system
  • Photo retouching capabilities
  • Strong print production knowledge

Benefits:

We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.

Some of our outstanding benefits include:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off benefits
  • Free access to our state-of-the-art onsite workout facility
  • Product discounts
  • Wellness programs

EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability
Employer Johnson Health Tech North America Inc

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