Production Artist

WS Development Chestnut Hill , MA 02467

Posted 4 weeks ago

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country.

What to expect

WS Development is seeking an experienced Production Artist to work with our Integrated Marketing team. We need a creative problem solver able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will have a background in graphic design and/or as a production artist and have the aptitude to bring our in-house marketing and creative teams ideas to life efficiently and successfully. Familiarity with map design and a background in retail and/or real estate is a bonus.

This position will be relied on for a keen attention to detail, brand implementation, visual graphic creation, deck assembly, type format, digital asset creation, development of print-ready mechanicals for a wide variety of media (e.g., zines, out of home and direct mail) as well as pitch materials used to assist in the leasing of our real estate. This person also has an integral part in the creation of email templates and basic HTML projects in support of both B2C and B2B marketing efforts.

This role will interact and coordinate with marketing managers, business unit leaders and project leads to ensure project goals, details, and deadlines are met. Its important that this person is able to prioritize projects as needed and flex as priorities shift.

Immediate Opportunity/Initial Success

Success will be driven by this candidates ability to quickly become acclimated to our portfolio and the vast marketing needs and formats leveraged to support it. Keen communication, quick response and efficiency are greatly valued in this role.

Potential for Growth/Longer Term Success

We are seeking a curious, tenured professional who leads by seeing the need for and being prepared to implement new process and product solutions to make us better. This role interacts with individuals up and down the organization and has the opportunity to make Marketings impact even more valued and integral to the business.

Requirements

  • Degree in graphic design or similar with a minimum of five years of experience as a production artist, ideally in an agency, retail or real estate setting
  • Advanced/Expert in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional; Keynote and PowerPoint are a plus
  • Ability to work with precision under rigorous deadlines
  • Precise copy-flowing and typography skills
  • Outstanding production ability, i.e., the ability to take approved creative and lay it out into various sizes and formats while keeping the original intent of the design intact
  • Has strong visual awareness/aesthetic and design skills
  • Displays creative/innovative thinking (thinking on your feet)
  • Adapts well to change and demonstrates flexibility
  • Works collaboratively (team player)
  • Has a sense of urgency and conveys a positive, can-do attitude
  • Exhibits strong communication skills with the ability to guide employees in other departments toward a better understanding of the production/design/creative process
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