Graphic DesignerApply Job ID 14797 Date posted Aug. 07, 2019 Location Eden Prairie, Minnesota Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)
Quad is seeking a Graphic Designer II to be based in our Eden Prairie, MN facility. The Graphic Designer II is expected to possess a level and an aptitude for production/design that allow for independent thinking and originality in the field of graphic design. He/she must also demonstrate an awareness of the Company’s production/design capabilities, an understanding of industry standards and practices related to Graphic Arts, and the ability to work with clients (internal and external) to coordinate project flow and deadlines. Additionally, the Graphic Designer II must have the experience/ability to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role.
Demonstrate the ability to take direction and then use creativity and imagination to develop original creative art work
Create original concepts/layout comps based on direction from the Art Director or Sr. Graphic Designer and presentation material as requested
Electronically build, create and assemble various print projects in accordance with agency and client specifications. This includes, but not limited to data entry and type setting, image manipulation, art creation or modification
Prepare digital assets using scanners and or digital cameras
Prepare client proofs for approval
Make corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested
Assist in project and/or client customer service needs. This includes direct communications with the client
Have the ability to develop and execute a project from concept to print
Mentor junior staff and Production personnel to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency of the team, including but not limited to hard skill improvement and work habits
Perform other responsibilities, as they are developed/defined
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
4+ years of experience as a Mac Operator, Graphic Designer or Graphic Artist
Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio
Accuracy in page building
Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organized under pressure and tight deadlines
Knowledge of printing, prepress, digital output
Preflight and packaging of files if necessary
Knowledge of the web, internet, and online research tools
Knowledge of POS and store signage
Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques
Intermediate knowledge of visual design process and visual design principles
Familiarity with digital proofing systems (Network and Online)
MAC OS based hardware/software systems
Understanding of presentation materials (hard and soft (i.e. PowerPoint/Keynote), light production for mock-ups, etc.
Standard Graphic Design Software: CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office, familiarity with Digital/Social Production (authoring solutions/HTML/Flash)
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