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Senior Production Designer

Chicago, IL
Posted January 09
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.

Freelance opportunity with a unique client located in the city! Looking for a Senior Production Artist with a strong eye for design! About 60% print, 40% digital.

Must have technical ability, and design eye – a creative communications problem solver. Also must be able to update content, add additional layers to already built out pages, move between cross-platforms, moving content over from print to digital, etc., and have strong layout capabilities.

Wish List:

  • Supremely proficient in InDesign and Photoshop—including intermediate to advanced experience with InDesign style sheets
  • Very high photo shopping skills and an efficient design eye (being able to resize out art for different purposes super-fast)
  • Ability to assess logic behind setup of InDesign + Photoshop (built by others) and work within that structure/improve as needed
  • Experience saving files for digital and print, with a strong understanding of what is required for each
  • An incredibly quick, efficient worker (InDesign: do they work with keyboard shortcuts, text-frame options, quick-fit bounding box to content, speedy ways to align items; Photoshop: using mask to manipulate layers, working with smart objects, sharpen filters, etc.)
  • Keen eye for detail as to what makes a design “click,” and proven success in maintaining the consistency of that design across multiple sizes and platforms (print ad to poster to small take-one to digital ads of various sizes, etc)
  • Ability to take general ideas about a project and its goals and create strong graphic communication solutions—working through roadblocks to maintain design and brand standards independently
  • Demonstrated experience managing hierarchy of message within design
  • Comfortable working independently or with someone giving on-screen direction
  • Able to articulate their ideas
  • Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience with a solid mixture of projects in their portfolio (direct mail, advertisements, posters, signage, email headers, digital ads, website graphics)
  • Mac environment

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