• Production Designer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2018 3:56 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Overview

    Are you a creative-production loving-Adobe mastering Homebody (psst - we're all Homebodies here at Pier1!)?  If so, we're looking for a Production Designer to join our Creative team!  In this role, you will create and produce layouts and print production files under the direction of Art Directors, Designers and the Visual Graphics Manager for direct marketing, credit marketing, special events, store associate product reference materials and special segment marketing ads and collateral. 

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Work with Art Directors, Designers and Production Managers to produce prepress ready version files based on the creative concept layout provided and maintaining the creative integrity of the original concept. Follow brand guidelines as applies to logo usage, approved fonts and their formatting to ensure that standards are met. Input copy content when needed. Recommend layout changes when needed for formatting, copy fit or cost savings issues. Plan and forecast to manager the workflow to meet project deadlines based upon marketing master calendar.
    • Route all files to appropriate business partners for revisions and approvals. Review final proof to ensure that requested changes and corrections are made.
    • Work with various project managers to gather and exchange information regarding specific content and project updates. Communicate changes in content and/or graphic design elements to all necessary business partners as per program SOPs. 
    • Partner with Prepress in order to prepare files using techniques and file preparation methods to expedite the accuracy of design files during processing to ensure that required technical standards are met and achieve cost savings. Work with the photo studio team to manage photo images used in mechanicals. Work with Prepress and Print Production Manager to determine specs for versions, CMYK/spot colors, 5th color plates changes, etc. and complete art file spec form with final, confirmed accurate information.

    Education & Experience

    • Proficient in Adobe CC, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop and Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of 4-color process, litho printing techniques, WorkFront and ProofHQ
    • Ability to work to produce multiple, overlapping, large volume projects
    • Ability to work outside of normal business hours as required to accommodate production needs
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