Packaging Production Artist

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #45088 |
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Our client, a branding creative boutique, is looking for a Packaging Production Artist to join their team. You will report to the Production Manager and support the production team.


  • Handle artwork adaptation, mechanical production, photo retouching and manipulation, and pre-press tasks for packaging projects for global CPG brands
  • Adapting established packaging design to new sizes or variants
  • Photo retouching, image manipulation, and product renders
  • Working with design to choose and standardize inks and color builds for printing
  • Obtaining, understanding, and implementing print/production specifications for each job
  • Building final mechanical files for internal review and release to vendors
  • Verifying accuracy of copy, regulated package elements, and legal mandatories
  • Attending pre-production meetings both internally and externally with the client and vendors
  • Ensuring integrity of design intent throughout the production process
  • Supporting the design team in the course of their client-related tasks
  • Learn the specifics of our clients/business and take direction regarding design intent from the design team and contribute technical and production related expertise
  • Organizing and maintaining production files and master art having excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
  • Communicating with vendors regarding specifications and production questions
  • Proofreading and quality control review


  • 5-8 years experience in a production role at an agency focused on packaging
  • Experience with consumer packaging brands (found in a grocery store specifically food, beverage (not alcohol), home care products) featuring well thought out work projects
  • The ideal candidate will be a proactive, versatile, able to perform multiple functions on diverse projects, and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be proficiency in the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite, with a strong emphasis on Illustrator
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization and a deep understanding of print process and technology is essential
  • Having Mac IT experience/background with the ability to troubleshoot file issues, etc.


Apply today, we look forward to reviewing your resume!




  • 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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