Freelance Production Artist Graphic Designer
2 Folsom St San Francisco, CA 94105
Job Title: FREELANCE Jr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Target Start Date: Immediate
Duration: 3 MonthsContract with possible extensions/or to contract to hire
Work Location San Francisco, CA
Work Schedule: M-F, 9am-6pm (or 8:30am-5:30pm)
Responsible for designing or creating graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, print products, electronic products or logos. Creates layout specifications and animation for electronic products. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Must have knowledge of the latest computer packages and an understanding of material costs and time limits, all of which can impact on the design. Responsible for archiving and retrieving artwork and electronic files as well as burning CDs and DVDs as needed. Manage projects to budget and schedule. Work well in a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists.
The candidate’s main assignment is assist on a range of digital projects: promos, paid media, support EU/UK market; assist other designers prep or modify existing emails and site assets; route files for approval and slice/pass files to production.
Size of the Team: 10
Job Description/Responsibilities: The candidate’s main assignment is assist on a range of digital projects: promos, paid media, support EU/UK market; assist other designers prep or modify existing emails and site assets; route files for approval and slice/pass files to production. This position reports to the Studio Manager.
What are the Top 3-5 Skills needed to perform this role/job?: Must be organized and able to prioritize, multi-task and meet concurrent deadlines as well as work independently through ambiguity. Acute attention to detail including pixel perfect layouts and the ability to follow graphic brand standards.
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, including timely follow-up.
Additional Desired Skills: Acute attention to detail including pixel perfect layouts and the ability to follow graphic brand standards.
Type of background you are looking for (education, # yrs experience, etc.): Graphic/web digital Design. At least 2-3 years of design experience working within a design studio or agency. BA/BFA in Graphic Design.
Software skills required: Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. AfterEffects a plus.
What does a typical day look like for this contractor?: Creating digital assets on the computer; taking instructions for projects; reviewing tasks with manager; and sharing projects for approval/review with business partners.