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Pre-Press Production Artist

Zeal Concept k

Charlotte, NC | Onsite or Remote Possible

Apr 2
Job Description

We are looking for Pre-Press Production Artist to fill a full-time in-house position in Charlotte, NC and also fill out our freelance roster.

The Pre-Press Production Artist will assist the Zeal Creative team in building & proofing pre-press mechanical files for Zeal Concept products & printed materials. Our product lines include stationery, home décor, kitchen textiles, candles, and more. This role collaborates closely with the Design Manager and Creative Director to ensure final files are accurate and press ready as well as maintaining archives. Qualified candidates must have exemplary proofing skills, solid project management and organizational skills, great attention to detail and drive to meet high expectations of quality, teamwork and performance.

Key contributions: Build & Proof Pre-Press product mechanical files and specifications, Build and Proof Linesheets/Sales Presentations/Marketing Materials, Meeting Deadlines, Clear Communication, Maintain & organize file archives, support Creative Team members (Designers, Design Manager, Creative Director).

This is a mid to experienced-level Pre-Press Production Artist full-time position and/or a freelance position that we would like to bring into our Charlotte, NC office. Work will primarily be remote and over video calls (due to COVID-19) but Designer must be able to come to our Ballantyne office (masked & with social distance protocols) for project & sample reviews.

• 5+ years of experience in pre-press for printed product (such as consumer packaging and
paper goods) and preparing files for production and/or press
• Previous experience proofing press files
• A strong, dynamic portfolio that displays previous work in print, consumer packaged goods, and/or technical packs/mechanicals.
• Expert skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and the latest design software & tools
• High proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office programs, and another required workplace software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong listening skills & experience assimilating feedback with high level of attention-to-detail
• Demonstrate self-motivated, pro-active thinking and problem-solving ability with a growth mindset
• Possess strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
• Experience following workflows and file management systems

To apply, please submit Resume and PDF portfolio or a link to your portfolio website. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Zeal Concept

We are a creative company offering home, gift, office & stationery goods. Design and Product Development are our specialty. Our family of brands offer beautiful products that are thoughtfully designed to inspire joy and simplify your life.