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Freelance Production Artist

Apply Job ID 21056 Date posted Nov.. 19, 2021 Location Sidney, Nebraska Full Time / Part Time Part time (PT)


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.

The Freelance Production Artist collaborates with the Art Directors and Prepress team within the internal creative team to produce master design layouts of the artwork, on-brand, for the retail packaging channel.


  • Produce well-designed, cohesive, dynamic packaging for a variety of consumer products
  • Understand client’s brands and properly adhere to guidelines/requirements
  • Present choices during internal reviews with consumer consideration and persuasiveness of design principles and client requirements
  • Study, use and fully understand creative and executional briefs 
  • Ensure the overall quality of deliverables, ensuring accurate and timely completion on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines 
  • Maintain the creative and quality standards of our Packaging and Prepress teams 
  • Ability to create roughs and collaborate on conceptual/exploratory ideas 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Own assigned projects from initiation to pre-media handoff by proactively engaging with Workfront to manage project tasks and track-time
  • Maintain archive of professional records/ detailed housekeeping (email, timekeeping, expenses, etc.) 

Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

  • Associates degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • 1-3+ years of experience in graphic design 
  • Proficiency in all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Workfront (work mgmt. tool) experience a plus 
  • Expertise in constructing clean, layered files, and knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets
  • Possesses skilled typographic and clear, concise solution-based design skill
  • Basic knowledge of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery 
  • Proactive, appropriate and timely communication skills across department, agency and clients
  • Holds high regard for personal performance and professional accountability
  • Adapts as needed to clients’ needs, changes, feedback and critiques 
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist with the Prepress/Preflight process to prepare files for print delivery would be a plus


Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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