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Senior Production Artist

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  Schawk
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60612

POSITION SUMMARY

 

SGK is seeking a talented Senior Production Artist to join our team in Chicago, IL working alongside a client in the Loop. The ideal candidate will be nimble and flexible as priorities evolve and solution-oriented to bring organization to ambiguity.

 

The Senior Production Artist is responsible for developing accurate and high-quality artwork for production assignments to incorporate in final layout for Assembly and some lightweight creative adaptation of artwork to new or secondary uses.. This role leverages brand style guides (e.g. photography, text, legal requirements, etc.) as a starting point for design/production into final artwork layout (e.g. e-mail, web, in-store, point of sale, catalogs, etc.) per client’s specifications. 


 

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

 

  • Ensuring high quality standards in all client deliverables?
  • Working with a complex network of external and internal clients and resources to produce meaningful brand stories?
  • Assembling cutting edge content that helps the company drive their acquisition of both retail banners and shoppers?
  • Managing and fostering relationships with clients?
  • Working in a fast-paced environment?
DO YOU ENJOY COLLABORATING WITH?

 

  • Our client, a leader developer of malls and lifestyle centers?
  • Cross functional teams, marketing leaders, and designers?
     
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH?

 

  • Communicating with executive level clients?
  • Ensuring accurate, consistent and timely completion of high quality artwork effectively using the latest Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office platforms?
  • Delivering work that is on-brand, budget and due date within the production workflow?
  • Producing files and assets for marketing communications (including web, e-mail, in store, point of sale, catalogs, etc)?
  • Additional duties as assigned.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

 

  • You will be an embedded production resource with our client team.
  • You will be responsible for getting production files and assets over the finish line to be printed or deployed digitally.
  • You will use pre-established communication strategies and processes to ensure alignment with brand and e-commerce specification/guidelines.
     
QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising or related field.
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred.
  • 5+ years progressive print manufacturing experience in a pre-press, graphic arts or related field required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient computer software skills within Apple Mac equipment and operating systems, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat Pro, and understanding of digital publishing tools.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

 

Schawk, a division of SGK Brand Solutions, produces the brand assets required to represent brands accurately and consistently in print and online to help brands deploy their products to markets worldwide quickly, efficiently and consistently. SGK Brand Solutions is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that helps companies drive brand performance by improving top-line growth and bottom-line efficiency through the delivery of solutions by six sub-brands: Brandimage, Anthem, Equator Design, IDL Worldwide, Schawk and Saueressig. SGK Brand Solutions is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 
 

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 


Nearest Major Market: Chicago