Title: Production Artist

Job Description

While a Creative director comes up with creative concepts and a graphic designer executes them, it's the production artist who brings them to life. That's why strong typographic and layout skills, strict attention to detail, and outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization and archiving skills are a must.


  • Collaborate closely with art directors, designers and developers
  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
  • Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
  • Create PDFs for print and client review
  • Conduct press checks
  • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
  • Catalog and reference art for future projects
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printer


  • A bachelor's degree in design or other related positions is preferred for the production artist position. Significant course work in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with an outstanding portfolio and experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.
  • A production artist must have a solid knowledge of printing processes and should be adept with software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns may be required, along with basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects and web-development software.
  • A production artist should have strong analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. These creative professionals should also be process-oriented self-starters. And they must stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.