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Digital Production Designer

MKG k

New York, NY

Nov 4
Job Description

MKG is a creative agency that specializes in brand experiences. We are looking for a Production Designer to join our team. This designer should have proven professional experience executing final print and final digital files. They will report directly into a Senior Graphic Designer and will work collaboratively with other designers as well as independently. We are looking for a candidate with a strong mix of creative and technical skills, exceptional organization and communication, and meticulous attention to detail.

*Note: This position is remote for the time being with expectation that the position will be in either NY or LA when offices re-open late November.

SAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work in tandem with our internal team as well as our clients to understand requests and make plans for execution and delivery of print and digital design files
- Collaborate closely with art directors, designers, account managers, and developers
- Correspond directly with clients frequently
- Develop a deep understanding of our client’s brand guidelines or brand campaigns and be diligent in following them in the creation of related assets
- Understand and implement print file and digital file requirements / specifications for optimized quality (resolutions, color and size accuracies, CMYK vs. RGB, spot color and process, a vector or a raster, material selections, responsive design, etc)
- Lay out simple web pages and web communications
- Create simple icons or infographics
- Use creative / design thinking to make decisions and troubleshoot problems
- Resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
- Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation as needed
- Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
- Prepare images for online and mobile applications
- Create presentation decks for client review and approvals
- Conduct press checks for printed materials
- Check all provided assets to ensure nothing is missing and all are at the quality required
- Bring a strong point of view and suggest edits where work could be stronger

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL…
- Possess strong typographic and layout skills
- Demonstrate strict attention to detail and precision, with a keen eye for typos or other potential quality issues
- Remain highly organized throughout all phases of a project
- Be an extremely effective communicator—across verbal, written, and active listening
- Have excellent project management skills—tracking and communicating deadlines and anything needed to meet them
- Show stellar time management and follow through
- Remain poised and highly efficient while juggling multiple projects and requests
- Have a desire to grow with the team and agency
- Be authentically their self, have a point of view and communicate their ideas, while bringing a fresh perspective to our team
- Be dog-friendly

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- 2+ years professional experience as a Production Designer or Graphic Designer
- Strong portfolio of creative and technical work across both print and digital

REQUIRED PROGRAMS/KNOWLEDGE:
- Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign at minimum)
- Basic knowledge of HTML and web / app development systems
- Sketch and Invision knowledge is a plus
- Basic motion graphic / animation knowledge is a plus
- Experience using Google Docs/Slides/Spreadsheets or similar applications for project organization

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send your resume to designcareers@thisismkg.com. Please include links to examples of your work/portfolio.

MKG

MKG is a women-owned and operated creative agency specializing in brand action. From moments to movements, our ideas show up, stand out, and drive business.

We believe in action – in doing before saying. We believe that innovative, empathetic, and brave brand actions create growth and positive change. Brand actions – including live experiences, digital and virtual summits and events, employee engagements, and social impact actions – humanize brands through creative storytelling and thoughtful, purpose-driven engagement. Brand action is where shared values and real-world interaction collide.

As consumers, we choose brands that value actions before ads. As an agency, we strive to harness the power of the world’s best brands to drive positive change. We’re proud to be long-standing partners to brands like Google, Target, Netflix, Facebook, lululemon, Delta Air Lines, and Dos Equis.

Let’s do something.