Chosen Foods
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Are you fluent in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop? Do you take the ultimate pride in ensuring each print project you send out to a printer has the correct layer structure, that all your links and fonts are always prepared correctly to go out the door? Some might say you have an extreme attention to detail, but you just know that is a requirement for your job to succeed? Do you let the objective of a creative project supersede ego or pride from yourself or your clients to ensure the objective is met? Perhaps you have experience and a love for the Food & Beverage industry and have tackled some packaging projects in the past? You have a passion for organization and understand its importance in the creative field, are used to using a file-naming taxonomy, and perhaps have used a DAM before for file management? And just maybe, you want to work somewhere with a full kitchen, kombucha and coffee bar, with a team of people dedicated to healthy living and wellness, a flexible schedule, within a small in-house creative team at a growing company? If the above seem like a fit for you, we'd love to hear from you for our new Graphic Designer / Production Artist position.

 

As the Graphic Designer / Production Artist, you will be one of the team in our in-house Creative Services Dept. in Marketing, ensuring all artwork aligns to the brand's guidelines, vision and marketing objectives. You will serve as a key in-house design and production resource for the team and company. Responsible for managing assigned creative projects from concept through the production life cycle, working collaboratively with clients, vendors as well as the creative services team and manager. Prepare final production-ready files of supplied or self-developed artwork intended for print or digital production and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production. Put your knowledge to work as the expert on paper & material decisions along with color suggestions for print production and packaging projects. Handle vendor communications, obtain quotes and identify new vendors as needed for print production and apparel production needs. Responsible for production design for Chosen Foods packaging projects, and handling hand-offs to the Production Engineer. Design and produce marketing materials, including but not limited to: packaging design; brochures, flyers and other marketing collateral; templates for internal and external use; print ads; tradeshow and event graphics; digital display ads; website graphics and ecommerce graphics. Responsible for utilizing our Digital Asset Management platform as needed to: handoff assets, archive, maintain version control, file integrity, photography storage, final files archival. Update and maintain existing design templates and related assets. Stay current with technology / software advances and trends in Graphic Design and Print Production. You'll need to be prepared for miscellaneous projects that pop up as we are a fast paced company with growing needs!

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a print and digital design / production role
  • Strong professional portfolio, demonstrating extensive experience with typography, color, layout, print production
  • Expert-level experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro) and MS Office
  • Expert knowledge of prepress, commercial printing and file preparation and strong attention to detail is a must.
  • Experience in packaging design
  • Superior project management skills, can prioritize and organize owned tasks to meet deadlines; exceptional attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solver and solutions-oriented, with the ability to translate feedback visually and audibly
  • Must be team-oriented, dedicated, self-motivated and collaborative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to build relationships across different teams, clients and vendors.
  • Experience working collaboratively and openly, building solid professional relationships and upholding brand standards
  • Resourceful, creative and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability and confidence to take an idea and see it through from concept to completion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Motivated and passionate about design and technology especially packaging design
  • Basic Video editing/digital animation capabilities a plus but not required (After Effects, Cinema4D, Premiere, Final Cut Pro)
  • Basic HTML and Web Development knowledge is a plus but not required
  • Experience working in a CPG company Food & Beverage industry is a plus
  • Experience working with an in-house creative team or marketing team
  • Willingness and ability to innovate as needs and conditions change
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on approach to customer service
  • Sense of humor, ability to leave your ego at the door, are a team-player, have the flexibility to tackle new opportunities in the face of new challenges and have an ongoing curiosity to learn about our company and industry

Education: Required: Bachelor's, Graphic Design or equivalent experience

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