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Production Artist

Apply Job ID 12982 Date posted Mar. 29, 2019 Location Commerce, California Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.
Quad has an exciting opportunity for a Production Artist to work on-site with one of our clients in Commerce, CA. A successful candidate will use their experience in desktop layout design to exceed client expectations and interpret client directions to create layouts and requested corrections within our fast paced environment. The purpose of this position is to assemble and process high-resolution layouts to provide our customers with superior quality press ready files. Qualified candidates will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to thrive in a team environment and work independently with minimal supervision. Attention to detail and exceptional communication skills is a must. Previous file management and customer service experience preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Enter new items in ad pages, including copy and images. Use sources provided to add images to pages as necessary. 
  • Revise ads as required through the proofing process, checking for missing elements, re-arranging copy blocks and other ad elements as needed. 
  • Advise Manager/Director on copy legibility and discrepancy issue in ad plans. 
  • Understand the printing process to ensure that pages are built correctly for printing.
  • Following established proofing procedures on all jobs proofing with associates as required, initial proof approval form as required. 
  • Follow established check-off procedures; drop completed files to prepress Out-Put Coordinators. 
  • Provide additional creative client support on special projects as needed.
  • Work efficiently through high volumes, meeting tight deadlines within established budgets
  • 2-year degree in Design or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience designing and producing marketing support materials
  • Knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets; including page formatting of copy, placing photos and artwork; producing multiple versions
  • Proficiency in all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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