On-Site Freelance Package Production Artist in Egg Harbor Township, NJ at Spencer's and Spirit Halloween

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come work with us at Spencer's & Spirit Halloween, where you’ll be working with the best and brightest colleagues as you help us deliver the most fun experience and product possible to our guests. We’re fast-paced and take our work seriously, but we always have a good laugh at the end of the day. Walk through our stores or the halls of our corporate office and you’ll see firsthand that we’re laidback and irreverent. We’re firm believers in being true to YOU, so tattoos and piercings are as common as water cooler convos.  Whether it’s critiquing our new exclusive costumes or quality testing newly implemented software technology, our teams understand the importance of working collaboratively to challenge status quo and achieve our goals. We keep pushing ourselves to go above and beyond and are looking for top talent to become a part of our team!


POSITION SUMMARY

Seeking an individual who has consumer product packaging production and print ready design skills. You will be the final checkpoint in the creative process, creating production mechanical files for print ready release from approved design templates. Must be able to work under constant deadlines, have the ability to manage tasks under stress. Must be meticulous and goal oriented with a keen eye for the smallest details. Work will include reviewing design specifications, creating layered Adobe Illustrator files, placing high resolution images and creating line extensions based on designer templates. Outstanding organizational, project management, file organization and archiving skills are a must.

 Job Responsibilities (include the following): Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ability to be precise, detailed and flawless in the development of packaging mechanical building.
  • Prepares final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for packaging.
  • Follows established templates, style guides and mechanical creation processes to ensure brand consistency and deliver accurate final print ready files.
  • Required to be well versed with resolution/DPI requirements and size accuracies.
  • Understands and identifies the set up and proper usage of CMYK and spot colors Pantone matching system and conversion to CMYK when applicable.
  • Trouble shoots any issues, such as font size, color, file set up, and image resolution quality and copy or image inaccuracies.
  • Create PDF’s for print and client review.
  • Works directly with the print production team to output proofs, preflight files, and release to printers or factories.
  • Catalog and reference art for future projects.
  • Ability to follow established timelines and ensure completion of tasks regardless of project details, ever-changing deadlines and overall workload.
  • Licensing experience a plus.
  • Hight color perception.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent experience.
  • Three plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of pre-press and post production process.
  • Great interpersonal skills, able to make effective decisions, and positively influence people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Tenacious and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient Computer Software Skills: Apple Mac equipment and operating systems. Adobe Creative Suite (Strong concentration in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office.
  • Extensive knowledge of pre-press & post production processes
  • Multi-tasker who works effectively and flexibly in a rapidly changing, fast paced environment.