Graphic Designer - For Print

Clementine Paper in Culver City, CA

Clementine Paper creates fresh, fun and fashionable eco-friendly notebooks, social stationery, gift wrap, paper storage, and various office products for mass retailers such as Target and TJ Maxx. We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer / Print Production Manager who has a strong background in graphic design/layout or surface design as well as offset printing production.

This position is somewhat a hybrid of design and production management. It requires both hands on layout of artwork for production, working with art created by our talented design team, and taking the lead on print production, driving the process in order to meet internal deadlines. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, technically skilled, and self-motivated person who has an outstanding attention to detail, as well as a great design sensibility.

The print production manager's focus will be on creating art production files, and will be the main point of contact (regarding artwork) with the factories, to ensure our products are produced accurately and on time. In addition to interacting with the art team, the print production manager will work alongside a product development person who handles the pricing and timelines for product deliveries. We are a relatively small company, so everyone pitches in on both design and production, depending on work load.

We prefer to hire someone with a thorough understanding of offset printing, and also a great sense of design and color, who has previous experience designing for consumer products and knowledge of surface design, rather than web, agency or catalog background. Position Responsibilities:

Prepare production files for paper products using artwork created by our design team, using Illustrator and Photoshop on a Mac platform

Create binders with color references and specs to communicate project requirements to factory

Checking pre-production and production samples for accuracy Color matching and correction

Creating pattern repeats and manipulating existing art.

Managing digital assets

Establishing best practices for production process

Creating product mockups as needed

Qualifications:

8+ years of print production experience

Thorough knowledge of printing processes and requirements.

Highly proficient in Adobe Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform

Excellent communication skills

Great can-do, positive attitude, ready to chip in on any project as needed.