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Production Designer

Mettawa, IL 60064

Posted: 09/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Creative & Digital Marketing Job Number: 579062 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Title: Production Designer
Location: Hybrid in Mettawa, IL
Pay Rate: $25-30/hr depending on experience


Planet Technology
 is seeking a Production Designer to join one of our well-known global pharmaceutical clients.

As a studio Production Designer on a long-term contract, you will execute tactical design projects and implement text/content changes in preparing files to be released for production. Able to stay on brand while making appropriate decisions regarding tactical design/production projects. You will join a culturally diverse group of 100+ strategic and creative explorers at an in-house advertising agency for a biopharmaceutical company with 48,000+ employees. You’ll be part of a close-knit team—senior designers, web developers, motion artists, writers, editors, and account managers—that partners with cross-functional stakeholders to support 30+ leading brands. Together, you’ll develop multichannel materials for affiliates in 80+ countries. 

Production Designer Responsibilities:
  • Communicate with creative, account, and project managers to evaluate requests, negotiate deadlines, and continually reprioritize requests as they are received.
  • Edit existing creative materials: make type and art edits, including complex data-based charts and tables.
  • Evaluate and clean-up files for consistency across multiple pieces and projects and through a pre-flight process to prepare files for release to third-party vendors.
  • Provide technical support to the design team by editing and preparing files that meet graphic standards.
  • Prepare artwork for production: scale images, adjust resolution, create packaging schematics and deadlines.
  • Retouch images in Photoshop and apply special effects to a wide range of photography.
  • Add interactive functionality to PDFs.
  • Assist in providing project and printing specifications.
  • Identify issues regarding high-risk designs that could potentially delay final deliverables.
  • Perform artwork searches on stock photo websites and internal databases.
  • Work with creative managers and writers to prepare presentations; creates comps.
  • Work overtime when needed to complete time-sensitive projects.
Production Designer Qualifications:
  • Education + experience: Bachelor’s degree in design or related discipline; 5+ years of experience working in a creative agency environment; strong portfolio demonstrating creativity and related expertise.
  • Technical skills: Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; PowerPoint as well as a thorough working knowledge of print production.
  • Soft skills: High degree of initiative to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment; ability to absorb and respond to constructive feedback and turn projects around quickly when off course.
  • Portfolio: Must provide samples of work to be considered, including before-and-after retouched photos.
  • Working knowledge of Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Keynote.
  • Experience creating 3D models/renderings for conceptual presentations.
  • Experience creating websites in Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Experience creating emails in Knak and SalesForce Marketing Cloud.
  • Experience creating ads in Google Web Developer.
  • Pharmaceutical experience: working in a highly regulated environment.
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