SENIOR ARTWORKER – Milton Keynes office.

Added 04.09.17

SENIOR ARTWORKER

Responsible to the Studio Group Head in Milton Keynes, this role in our central Milton Keynes office at Phoenix House provides excellent opportunities to produce top-end work for our clients.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Experience as an Artworker/Creative Artworker, in a Mac environment, preferably in a busy, fast-moving setting combining print and press production.

Thorough knowledge of the latest production/print techniques is vital.

Accuracy and attention to detail is essential, along with good typography skills and an eye for design.

Must be experienced in creating artwork from scamps or verbal briefs.

Must be familiar with image retouching and manipulation to repro standard.

Knowledge of web applications and HTML technologies is desirable.

 

THE ROLE AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES

General preparation of design files to a digital reprographic standard ready for pre-press production.

Artwork production of any combination of press ads, point-of-sale, brochures, leaflets and direct mail pieces on a daily basis.

Be capable of producing 50+ page brochures to a high standard, utilising recognised timesaving working practices – e.g. style sheets, master pages and layers.

Regularly required to manipulate or retouch imagery under direction from Creative.

Creative artworking, often from scamps or verbal briefs from Creative, sometimes generating a full suite of campaign pieces; also occasional creative development of Mac visuals generated by Design.

Occasional training of more junior staff members to increase and develop their skills. Occasionally required to produce web banners and email templates using Photoshop.

Mounting artwork for presentation and producing mock-ups of items for printer/client reference.

Liaising closely with Creative and Account Teams on a regular basis.

Very occasional client contact either in person or via phone/email.

Requirement to work outside standard office hours when necessary.

 

QUALITIES

Be a well-organised, reliable, hard-working individual, able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Be highly conscientious, professional and thorough; a confident and adaptable member of Studio with good communication skills.

Must be able to deliver accurate, high quality work, under pressure to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining full attention to detail.

Self-motivated and enthusiastic about continually improving your standard of work and skillsets.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Must be fully conversant with the latest Mac hardware and system software, and also with current industry standard applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat).

Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have a thorough understanding of PDF technologies.

Be able to artwork quickly and comprehensively to a high standard.

Experience of varying methods of artwork despatch (e.g. Quickcut/Adfast/FTP) is highly desirable.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATES

English Language and Maths GCSEs or equivalent – grade C or above.

OND or HND/Degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communications desirable but not essential, as equivalent experience is of equal value.

If you think this role matches your experience and ambitions, please send your CV to careers.mccanncentral@mccann.com. Due to the high number of applications we get, we can’t guarantee you’ll hear from us.

Work with us.

We’re always on the look out for exciting new talent across all disciplines, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to careers.mccanncentral@mccann.com.

McCann Birmingham do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not send or apply unsolicited CVs to any of our job opportunities advertised on our website or directly to any employee of McCann. McCann Birmingham will not be responsible for any fees that may relate to unsolicited CVs.

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