Premedia Artist

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Matthews International Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Line of Business:  SGK APAC

Penang, MY, 14100

Req ID:  11972

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


Working within our dynamic artwork production teams, you will be part of a global organisation, servicing many of the world’s top companies and their brands.

You will be responsible for producing accurate finished print ready artwork in compliance with the client briefs, supplied copy documents and legal/technical requirements.

This role requires exceptional attention to detail, efficient and fast working style, analytical thinking and a strong sense of personal quality and ownership of the work you are doing.


  • Produce artwork in accordance to client's and technical specifications.
  • Develops accurate and high-quality artwork for basic to complex Production assignments to incorporate in final layout.
  • In coordination with the client project team incorporates branding guidelines (e.g. photography, text, legal requirements, etc.) into artwork layout (e.g. packaging, circulars, etc.) per client’s technical specifications.
  • Apply pre-press printing knowledge in daily routine such as colour separation, trapping, stepping, high-resolution image replacement, barcode replacement.
  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality basic to complex level Artwork, effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Print techniques.
  • Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production workflow and assigned budget, according to: Work order specifications, Industry and Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), The Company’s high-quality standards, and The client’s brand guidelines and standards.
  • Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project(s) by logging and maintaining in project tracking system’s accurate records of: Project plan (sub-project or task) information, Time dedicated to specific project(s), Quality issues.
  • Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks.
  • Produce high quality work that meets or exceeds global industry standards.
  • Assist in reviewing all artworks with production team.
  • Proactively anticipate and resolve issues with limited direction.
  • May provide direction to other production colleagues (e.g. Premedia/ Production/ Prepress Artists).


  • Secondary School/ Diploma/ Degree in Art & Design, Graphic Art, Printing Technology, Advertising, Interior Design, Multimedia or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job.
  • Proven working experience in a Pre-press, Printing, Packaging and Advertising industry is preferred.
  • Required skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Desirable skills: Adobe InDesign, Esko.
  • Languages required: English written and spoken.
  • Ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines through to artwork execution (e.g. digital, photographic, etc.).
  • Possess good understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
  • Knowledge in Pre-media and/or Creative Services and solutions.
  • Mature, hardworking and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • On-the-job training will be provided.

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