Digital Artist (Dallas, Texas)

Location: Dallas, TX

Department: Idea Production

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

GENERAL SUMMARY

The primary focus of a Digital Artist (DA) is executing the creative ideas, making the impossible, possible. Responsibilities include providing quality work partnering with the creative teams and print/interactive producers. The DA takes ownership and provides technical expertise in print and digital production. Must be team-oriented and a creative problem solver. The DA exercises best production practices in the network. Additionally, the DA must keep current with industry trends and systems.

 

­Day to Day:

Traditional/Digital Production:

•  Print production: Build mechanicals for ads, OOH, POS, collateral, etc.

•  Digital production: Create assets for website, emails, banners, asset pack & style guides for web, tablet and mobile devices

•  Retouching and image manipulations

•  Logo and artwork clean up

•  Scanning

 

Conventional Production:

•  Make folding dummies and props

•  Mock up brochure comps

•  Print and mount posters and presentation boards

•  Print and bind presentation books

 

Administrative Tasks:

•  Accurately record studio time (billable & non-billable)

•  Accurately record unit charges (hard cost)

•  Track active job costs

•  Maintain active job folders in the Digital Studio server space

•  Maintain hard drive

•  Archive completed jobs

•  Manage server space allocated to Digital Studio

•  Assist with maintaining Digital Studio equipment and art supplies

 

Experience: 3-5 years of solid production knowledge and experience in advertising or design studio is required.

 

Education: A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

 

Skills and Abilities:  This person must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. Must have strong design, typography and technical skills. Must be a self-starter, meticulous, detail-oriented and highly organized. Must be able to juggle priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, efficiently and effectively. Must be a team player who possess strong interpersonal skills and maintains successful and respectful relationship within agency. Must foster a positive group culture and displays a calm presence and also be flexible.

 

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