Learning Without Tears
  • 15-Jan-2018 to 16-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Creative
  • Cabin John, MD, USA
  • DOE
  • Full Time

Job Title                Production Artist


The Production Artist is responsible for supporting the Creative Services team through  assisting in updates, final layout,  proofing, and pre-flighting files for a range of Learning Without Tears assets including publications, packaging, presentations, and other collateral in support of marketing and product development initiatives.

Job Duties:             

  • Use knowledge of current design software to produce graphic art and visual materials for a wide variety of print and digital collateral, through a variety of media outlets.
  • Produce basic graphic sketches, designs, and copy layouts for products, and publications utilizing typography, layout, production and editing skills.
  • Process images and graphics for production according to provided specifications.
  • Check artwork for completeness and assure adherence to both design industry and LWT standards before production or distribution of assets.
    • Follow an approved design to create production files for a range of print- and web-based marketing communication tools.
    • Maintains digital assets including production files, digital photography, illustrations, and logos.
  • Monitor art preparation guidelines and recommend technical and procedural updates as needed to maintain consistency and quality control.
  • Collaborate with designers to develop new designs for materials of various scope, as well as laying out text in existing templates.
  • Produce art files that adhere to and help ensure the integrity of the LWT brand.
  • Provide high-quality, completed assignments according to output specifications including dimensions, bleeds, resolution, color space, size, format, image compression and file optimization, etc., ensuring that all layouts are aesthetically correct while maintaining graphic standards and a consistent appearance.
  • Perform production rework (cleanup and/or recreation) of preexisting materials and designs in order to update information of the piece within specified time frame.
  • Proof, preflight, prepare, and press check final files.
  • At times, participate in brainstorming and discussion of concepts and creative ideas for product development and marketing related to look, feel and visual impact.


Required Education/Skills:         

  • Associate Degree, Certificate or equivalent; B.A. or B.S. preferred.
  • 1+ years related experience in art production or graphic design.
  • Solid artistic aptitude for type, design, color and concept.
  • Knowledge of all stages of graphic design from conception to production required.
  • Understanding of design expectations of the education industry preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong creative skills.
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at once while completing quality work on a timely basis.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to excel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), Knowledge of Sketch or additional Adobe Creative Cloud applications a plus.
  • Experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to work on PC and Mac platforms.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to access, input, and retrieve information from the computer.
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