Layout Artist

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Layout Artist will have experience in creative execution with a sense of great design. This position offers a wide variety of creative assignments for digital, print and production projects. The ideal individual is a driven and motivated self-starter with experience in the prepress world. PHOTOGRAPHY AND RETOUCHING SKILLS A PLUS!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Understanding of CMYK and Spot Colors
  • Technical knowledge of various print processes (flexo, offset, inkjet, sublimation and digital)
  • Ability to create accurate and high-quality print ready files
  • Responsible to maintain file accuracy with a high percentage of first pass yields
  • Combination of creative and technical skills to develop final products
  • Ability to collaborate with sales staff to achieve customer approvals
  • Incredibly organized with outstanding attention to detail
  • Knowledge of templates, master pages, libraries and style sheets; including formatting of copy, placing photos and artwork; producing multiple versions
  • Expert skills in image manipulation including color balance adjustments, size and resolution, retouching, and creation of clipping paths
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priority shifts involving both design work and production
  • Work efficiently through high volumes while meeting tight deadlines
  • Desire to troubleshoot issues and find solutions
  • Work within brand standards and guidelines

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Stay current on graphic trends through continued education
  • Accurate typing and proofreading skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Experience with variable data-driven production
  • Assist in finding efficiencies for the department
  • Understanding of general advertising, marketing and media terminology and processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with moderate supervision and regular attendance

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts or related field & 1 year in a Graphic Design role. Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis. Experience in a design studio, agency or pre-press environment.

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general communication and web instructions. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, sales representatives, clients and production staff.

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

  • Computer Skills: Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Camera Raw and Lightroom, DesignMerge and Microsoft Office.

  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Artemax, Inc., a fast growing Milwaukee area company - with remote branches in South Florida and Ohio, is the industry leader in manufacturing and supplying of wristband identification products for the entertainment, recreational and medical markets. All products are engineered from concept design to completion with the utmost quality standards. Steadily growing since 1995, Artemax has risen to the top in the industry and successfully continues to grow and thrive as one of the top wristband manufacturing companies in the world.

In order to get our company and product to the next level, we need passionate employees who are equipped with a willing-to-learn attitude. At Artemax, we take pride in growing our company and our employees every day by giving our employees the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. Employees at Artemax enjoy a fresh and inviting culture where they can see the difference in training, attitudes and atmosphere day in and day out. We also like to have fun; free lunches, company outings and events, company sports leagues, an on-site game room and friendly company contests are just a few ways we like to show some love to our employees!

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors' Degree or equivalent
  • 1 year in a Graphic design role

Our Benefits & Perks

  • Complimentary Lunches, Popcorn, and Beverages!
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay for Full-Time Employees
  • Education & Training Reimbursement
  • Work Performance Recognition Programs
  • Company-Sponsored Social Events and Recreation Room
  • Perfect Attendance Reward Program
  • Employee Referral Incentive
  • 100% Company Paid Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K Enrollment Including Company Match       
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Annual Onsite Flu Clinic