Production Designer 2017-12-31T00:27:27+00:00

Production Designer


Riverwoods, IL
Posted April 12
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept is in search of a Production Designer to work for a global financial services client located in Riverwoods, IL. If you’ve got strong production skills and a keen eye for design, this is just the gig for you!

In this position, you’ll be responsible for creating production-ready files and handling light design work for our client’s marketing communications. You’ll also have the opportunity to work across a variety or response-driven materials, formats, and media, while applying expertise in print and digital production. 

What You’ll Do:

  1. Attend project briefings and collaborate with designers and Manager to make edits to existing projects and contribute to new design work when needed, both print and digital.
  2. Be a steward of the client’s Brand Standards and ensure designs have one brand and one voice across all media.
  3. Be an expert at the file release process and prepare production-ready files with accuracy, efficiency and an incredible eye for detail (both print and digital).
  4. Set up spec sheets, layers and packaged files. Work with quality control vendor to ensure file releases are flawless.
  5.  Liaison with the production department, vendors and internal copy center to ensure files are set up appropriately.
  6. Apply production expertise with regard to different formats, unique di-lines, paper stocks and finishes.
  7.  Manage time and produce consistently error-free files for multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  8.  Effectively disseminate client and legal changes and incorporate changes into creative, while complying with company/department requirements, policies and processes.

Must Haves:

  • Education Bachelor’s Degree of Advertising, Graphic Design or Marketing
  • Minimum 3 years Production design experience, print and digital experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite all mediums: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Other capabilities:  

  • HTML5 familiarity (General understanding, not coding)
  • AfterEffects/Gif animations
  • Adobe XD/Sketch o Photoshop/retouching
  • Microsoft Suite (Office, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advertising agency or internship experience preferred
  • Workfront project management experience a plus
  • Portfolio link demonstrating production expertise across a variety of channels and media
  • Total Work Experience In lieu of Education 4-7 years total work experience

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.