Packaging Design Artworker

Location
West Midlands
Salary
£Attractive
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
08 Sep 2017
Ref
PK4771
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

PK4771 - PACKAGING DESIGN ARTWORKER

WEST MIDLANDS

£Attractive

Our client offers a full range of creative packaging design services and they are currently looking to recruit an Artworker to join their team.

The main purpose of the role is to accurately create artwork for clients, following client’s brand guidelines or design requirements; with the ability to create multilingual artwork whilst maintaining consistency across the complete range and ensure that all images and files are complete and ready for printing according to the printers’ specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all work is completed to client guidelines and to the standards outlined in the process and procedures
  • Ensure artwork interpretation is achievable within print production constraints
  • Prepare accurate artworks from approved design and brief
  • Ensure client guidelines are followed
  • Roll-out artwork across complicated multilingual packs from translation documents
  • Develop and update master artworks and guideline documentation
  • Ability to mentor new and junior staff, provide training to less experienced team members
  • Responsibility for ensuring line and traffic managers are kept informed of the progress of the jobs they are working on, and any impact there is to the production plan
  • To understand the importance of using systems and to record image retouching progress on jobs
  • Providing colour proofs for client sign off
  • To ensure that all images produced and proofed are correct and reviewed in accordance to the quality procedures
  • To ensure all quality control procedures are adhered to and all relevant documents are completed

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Demonstrated ability to plan production to meet timelines
  • Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office setting
  • Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others
  • Proven experience of artwork creation and manipulation to a high standard
  • Effective problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Ability to understand and execute creative direction and instructions
  • Excellent communication skills required for daily interaction with account management / traffic team
  • Must be detail orientated

Advantageous:

  • Strong knowledge of artwork, pre-press and repro procedures
  • A keen eye for colour and colour matching skills
  • You will have solid experience of working within a prepress environment
  • Experience of the print industry and processes