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Print Production Designer + Pre-Press Proofer
***This position is about 50% pre-press proofing, 50% print production design, no concepting or art direction, no digital or motion design; freelance to start with great permanent hire long term potential for the right designer***

Papyrus creative, owned by American Greetings as Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC, is looking for a full time Technical Design Specialist (Print Production Designer + Pre-press Proofer) to work onsite in Napa, CA. You will report to the Production Design Manager, and work with a team of three full time designers. All software and equipment will be provided. Daily duties include working directly with the Art Direction team to fully execute the production ready files for all Papyrus and Paper Rebel printed product (counter cards, stationery, bags, stationery, entertaining, etc.). Designer is also responsible for proofing all production files for delivery to global sourcing teams and vendor distribution. All custom Papyrus production training required to be provided onsite, but please be armed with extensive knowledge in basic print production practices and Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop.

Entry to intermediate level print production designers only should apply; this is not a senior position, no concepting or art direction skill required. Looking for a solid understanding of print production and file prep methods (offset litho, process plates experience a bonus - glitter/foil/flocking/tip-ons*) and a very strong attention to detail. While this position does not concept any artwork, you will be working directly with Art Directors to flesh out ideas, some very rough that require a designer's eye and talent. Excellent type layout skills required – matching fonts to art styles, minimal copy page layouts, with little direction required.

This is an onsite only position, but offers flexibility to work from home up to two days per month, to be reviewed after initial training period complete. As a freelance employee, all health, dental, and vision coverage benefits are available, as is our company 401k. Once full time, you earn competitive package annual paid vacation + sick leave + paid holidays.

Education Requirements:  Degree in Graphic Design or similar field
Experience Requirements:  1+ year in print production minimum with portfolio and references
Software Skills:  Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (Intermediate-Expert level understanding and practical use), Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), Google docs
Other Skills:  Strong attention to detail, Color correction skills (adjustment layers/soft proofing), Type layout skills, File organization, Able to take direction and provide concise feedback, Project / Time Management to execute multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, Able to work on quick turnaround deadlines in a fast-paced atmosphere, Strong communicator in a small office environment

Looking forward to meeting you!
Job Details
Napa, CA 94558
Employment Status
Full-time, On-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Junior, Mid-level
Production, Design
Print, Fashion
POST DATE: 11.15.2019
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC
Cristina De Santis
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