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Graphic Artist - Digital Art

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC168813889
Company Name
Advantage Solutions
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60684
Job Description

Summary

Graphic Artist – Digital

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!We are seeking a talented and creative Graphic Artist who is highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. The Graphic Artist Digital plays a key role in the overall creative process, taking the Art Director’s creative layouts to produce technically correct high-quality printer and web ready files. He or she must have an advanced knowledge of relevant computer programs and an understanding of print production, image compression, color correction, web banners and optimization techniques to ensure the highest quality product.

The Graphic Artist Digital will originate the mechanical stage of all layouts, determines photo and web asset quality standards, retouching and color proofing needs as well as overall quality control checks. He or she will provide instructions or directly assembles and prepares final layouts for printer.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

+ Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

+ 401(k) with company match

+ Training and Career Development

+ Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

+ Collaborate with Creative and Production to build technically correct high-quality printer-ready files.

+ Hands-on computer operator (MAC) working with relevant MAC Adobe design software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, MS Suite, Preflight, HTML5, layout and design.

+ Show flexibility in executing mechanicals with a wide range of creative styles and brands, both client and agency focused.

+ Take direction and see a job through from concept to completion.

Qualifications:

+ High School Diploma or GED required; Associate’s Degree preferred or equivalent job-related experience; Trade Degree

+ 2-4 years of experience in Shopper and/or Digital Marketing – agency experience is a plus.

+ Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

+ Use of computer tools/design tools used to perform role; ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC) which programs include Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

+ Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

+ Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

This is a support position to the Sr. Graphic Artist, and/or Studio Manager. The Graphic Artist is highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. The Graphic Artist plays a key role in the overall creative process, taking the Art Director’s creative layouts to produce technically correct high-quality printer-ready files. He/she must have an advanced knowledge of relevant computer programs and an understanding of print production, image compression, color correction and optimization techniques to ensure the highest quality product.

The Graphic Artist will utilize current graphic design technology and computer software packages to produce advertisements, sales promotions and public relations material for visual communications media. He/she will originate the mechanical stage of all layouts, determines photo quality standards, retouching and color proofing needs as well as overall quality control checks. He/she will provide instructions or directly assembles and prepares final layouts for printer.

85% of the time this position is working in a creative capacity. Examples include retouching, color adjusting, file clean-up and ensuring quality standards are upheld.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

+ Collaborate with Creative and Production to build technically correct high-quality printer-ready files

+ Hands on computer operator (MAC) working with relevant MAC Adobe design software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Express, Acrobat, MS Suite, Preflight, layout and design

+ Show flexibility in executing mechanicals with a wide range of creative styles and brands, both client and agency focused

+ Take direction and see a job through from concept to completion

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

+ Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level:

( Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

(Preferred) Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Trade Degree

+ 2-4 years of experience in similar industry

+ Use of computer tools/design tools used to perform role

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

+ Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC) which programs include Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Acrobat and MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

+ Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

+ Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associa


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