Production Artist

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #43378 |

Onward Search is hiring a Production Artist for an Agency Client in Atlanta! IMMEDIATE START!

Job Summary:

Work closely with the designer and art director to execute the design. This position will involve a range of imaginative and critical thinking processes through which you will create digital and print images and or objects.

Other technical duties may include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and preflighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging. May also be responsible for archiving and updating graphic files.

Candidate will be working on major campaign and some duties may include:

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate closely with art directors, designers and developers
  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
  • Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
  • Create PDFs for print and client review
  • Conduct press checks
  • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
  • Catalog and reference art for future projects
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printer
  • Editing emails
  • Editing headlines
  • Updating work
  • Packaging jobs
  • Not a lot of design work (just some)

Job Qualifications:

  • Adobe Acrobat for PDF manipulation
  • Adobe Illustrator for drawing
  • Adobe Indesign for page layout
  • Adobe Photoshop for image editing
  • Dreamweaver for design
  • Interwoven TeamSite for content management
  • Macromedia Flash for video editing
  • Microsoft Project for task management
  • Quark Xpress for page layout
  • Detail orientated
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Follow direction
  • Working in a fast paced environment


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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