Freelance Pre-Press Production Artist

Carlstadt, New Jersey | Freelance | Job ID #50295 |
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Our client, a leading provider of visual marketing solutions, is looking for a PRE-PRESS Designer to join a rapidly growing team in Northern New Jersey, close to Manhattan. This role is not your typical production artist. It is your typical PrePress Production artist however. The right candidate has the technical knowledge of the prepress, print, digital and packaging industry.

This job begins as a freelance position starting immediately in Northern NJ and will eventually convert to fulltime.


  • Loading fonts, linking imagery and building production ready files across print and digital mediums.
  • Exporting PDF's for a range of specific output devices.
  • Executing QA for finished files with a strong attention to detail.
  • Retouching files as necessary.
  • Setting spot colors for cutters.
  • Other tasks may apply.


  • 2+ years doing large format prepress production (mechanical builds, color corrections, etc.).
  • Expert in Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign.
  • Solid understanding of trapping, file and plate output, color management, PDF workflows, contract proofing and fingerprinting.
  • Experience with these types of printers: Litho, gravure and offset.
  • Able to QA files and determine/perform trapping, ripping, output, color.
  • Team Player who enjoys working with others and solving problems.
  • Resourceful self-starter.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with challenging deadline driven customer requirements.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment.
  • BONUS: Makeup brand experience (Sephora, MAC Cosmetics. etc.).

Interested? Please apply today!



  • 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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