Production Artist

Charlie's Chalk Dust k

Costa Mesa, CA

Mar 20
Job Description


Strong typographic and layout skills, strict attention to detail, and outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization and archiving skills.

Collaborate closely with creative director, production manager, operations and vendors
Prepare final press-ready files based on vendor-supplied specifications for several types of printing
Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
Provide image retouching and formatting for multiple uses
Package and preflight files for release to printers, customers and media partners
Conduct press checks
Catalog and reference art for current and future products or projects
Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team, print vendor and/ or customers


A bachelor’s degree in design or other related positions is preferred for the production artist position. Significant course work in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with an outstanding portfolio and experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.

A production artist must have a solid knowledge of printing processes and should be adept with software applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.

Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns may be required, along with basic knowledge of Basecamp or equivalent project management s systems.

A production artist should have strong analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. These creative professionals should also be process-oriented self-starters. And they must stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.