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Print Production Designer
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC
***This position is strictly print production design; no concepting, art direction, illustration, digital, marketing, social, or motion design; 8 - 10 months ongoing freelance expected with potential for full-time hire***

Papyrus Creative, owned by American Greetings as Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC, is looking for a freelance Print Production Designer, 20 - 40 hours per week for an 8 - 10-month long program, with potential for full time hire. This will be remote during COVID with probable future onsite work in our Napa office; some onsite training up front is expected, following strict CDC and company-wide safety guidelines. You will report to the Production Design Manager, and work with a team of three full time designers. All software and hardware equipment will be provided. Daily duties include working directly with our Product Development Department, and likely Art Direction team to fully execute the production ready files for Papyrus printed product (counter cards, potential to include non-card product, such as bags, stationery, entertaining, etc.). Designer is also responsible for thoroughly proofing their own and teammate production files for delivery to global sourcing teams and vendor distribution. All custom Papyrus production training required to be provided, 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 may be working directly with Art Directors to flesh out ideas, some from very rough art 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.

As a freelance employee, all health, dental, and vision coverage benefits are available, as is our company 401k. If transitioned to full time, you will 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 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, OneDrive, OneNote), 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-p
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC
Job Details
Napa, CA 94558
Employment Status
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Junior, Mid-level
Production, Design
Print, Advertising
POST DATE: 03.30.2021
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, LLC
Cristina De Santis

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