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Senior Packaging Production Artist

FAI Design Group k

Irvington, NY

Apr 23
Job Description

FAI Design Group is an Award Winning Brand Design Agency based in Irvington, New York. We are offering an exciting opportunity to join an established organization with many high profile clients. The ideal candidate is responsible for supporting the creative team’s print production needs. The Senior Packaging/Print Production Artist would adapt established designs into the construction of visually consistent, print-ready Adobe Illustrator / InDesign mechanical files. The challenge of this position lies in the Production Designer's ability to adapt designs and build mechanicals simultaneously, which requires equal parts design sense and technical proficiency.

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EXPERIENCE & SKILL SET REQUIREMENTS (we need you to have)

Must be an experienced Senior Packaging/Print Production Artist who can seamlessly join a highly productive and fast paced studio environment, juggling multiple projects within tight deadlines while producing technically correct, print-ready mechanicals. Must be a team player that is fast, meticulous and organized. You will be working closely with Creative Team and Account Management. This role requires an understanding and strong foundation of design principles, a keen eye for detail, and the ability of making sure the creative vision is carried out efficiently, consistently and accurately.

Minimum 8+ years of experience as a Senior Packaging/Print Production Artist with extensive experience in Private Label, Licensed & Home Brands, Food & Beverage, Retail Packaging, Retail Signage & Environments. Must have agency, in-house or retail print production experience.

Undergraduate college degree required
Expert Adobe Illustrator production skills
Expert level proficiency in MAC environment
Extensive experience in print production
Designer's sensibility for typography and layout
Love for the technical side of design
Ability to produce independently in a team environment
Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn existing and new workflows

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JOB RESPONSIBILITY (we need you to do)

Ensure design objectives and print specifications align with project requirements and technical parameters
Take ownership, lead initiatives and maintain & organize large projects
Review client provided dielines for accuracy
Revisions / corrections to existing mechanicals
Creating print test with variables to assess quality and color on various substrates
Some direct client contact
Able to create mechanical templates for line extensions
Skilled at reviewing print production proofs and attending press runs
Reports directly to Design Director

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PERSONAL PROFILE (we need you to be)

We are interested in individuals who contribute toward a team approach and work well in collaborative environment. They must be comfortable attacking the more challenging projects and assisting on all assignments big and small. Specifically, we identify the ideal candidates as possessing the following traits.

Highly technical, motivated team player with excellent, versatile problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Extensive experience in retail packaging mechanical design & construction, experience in retail signage graphics a plus
Understanding of printing processes, capabilities and limitations
Easy disposition, dedicated, strong work ethic, personable
Work effectively in team environment and manage pressure well to maintain a focus on the job at hand
Flexible to meet client driven deadlines
Expert at retouching and color correcting photographs
Able to create mechanical templates for line extensions
3-D rendering of packaging designs
Comping (Hand-made packaging samples)

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OUR STUDIO

Located in the historic Stanford White building overlooking the Hudson River in Irvington, New York and within walking distance from the Irvington NY train station on the Metro North Hudson Line.

APPLICANTS SEEKING PRIMARILY CREATIVE WORK NEED NOT APPLY. FREELANCERS NEED NOT APPLY.

Please include salary requirements resume and at least 5 samples of retail packaging in PDF format when responding to this ad. Submissions lacking salary requirements and samples will not be considered.

FAI Design Group

FAI Design Group is a brand + package design agency providing successful package design solutions & strategic branding initiatives for brands development, including private brands, licensed+home brands, food+beverage & health+beauty. This includes creating strategic consumer branding, package design, retail signage & environments that deliver invaluable results & lasting relationships. Bringing brands to life™