Production Artist

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #52071 |
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Our client, a small and mighty agency in the Loop, is seeking a designer to join their team for a quick month long contract (although business is growing, so could this role!).

The ideal candidate will be able to deliver a finished product that is error-free and meets client's brand standards across both print and digital.


  • Prepare final files based on supplied specifications for all types of printing and digital deliverables
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Execute image retouching, clipping paths, and any additional image manipulation; expertly preparing image assets for print, online and mobile applications
  • Efficient and productive completion of creative executions, based on direction from Art Directors
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team, printers or dev team
  • Clear knowledge and expertise of print production, digital layouts and design best practices
  • A keen eye for detail along with a healthy mix of creative and technical know-how
  • Adept with software applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and Microsoft Office
  • Strong familiarity with marketing automation software (working knowledge of Active Campaign a plus) and execute email cut ups, testing, and launches
  • Experience with executing on content for websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong, unwavering attention to detail


  • Meticulous with a keen eye for the smallest details
  • Skilled listener able to execute a concept while collaborating closely with other members of the creative team
  • Working knowledge of HTML and digital interfaces—whether it be WordPress CMS or a marketing automation program
  • Master at Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • 3 + year experience, with some of that in an agency
  • Pro at working under multiple deadlines with the ability to manage tasks under stress.
  • Strong understanding of the basics: image resolutions, color and size accuracies, production values, a strong knowledge of the difference between CMYK and RBG, spot color and process, vector vs. raster, etc.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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