Production Designer (Print Studio)

Hogwarth Worldwide Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Who we are:

Hogarth is a global marketing implementation agency that produces, creates and adapts advertising for brands across all media, (Video, Print and Digital), delivering multi-level national and international campaigns.

We are a culturally diverse organization with around 2,000 employees globally and are made up of over 50 nationalities who speak over 100 languages. At the same time we share a common set of values about how we behave, why we do what we do and how we work with each other and our Clients.

Our Hogarth values:

Heart and Soul: We love what we do. We bring energy and enthusiasm to all our work. We push boundaries, we are never satisfied and always want to find a better way

Hands On: We don't wait for things to happen, we get on with it. We are pragmatic and don't have an ego. We do what it takes to get the job done to the highest standards

Honest: We are straightforward, constructive and speak openly and clearly. We operate with integrity and live up to our promises.

Happy Family: We enjoy working together. We look out for our colleagues. We are supportive and collaborative across all our teams. Even when things get tough, we don't lose perspective or our sense of humor.

Role summary:

We are seeking a Lead Mechanical Artist to join us at an exciting time for Hogarth Worldwide. As a Lead Mechanical Artist, you will be guiding the high quality production of mechanicals for printed materials to be viewed by the world. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of all aspects of print design and production, and will be working alongside a talented team of technical and creative Mechanical Artists and Project Managers. This is a role for a collaborative individual and a creative problem-solver who is extremely detail oriented and capable of working with high expectations within flexible and demanding deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with the Production Design team to gain practical knowledge of each creative campaign. Leverage key art to extend campaign tenets and strategy to a myriad of additional layouts.

  • Create print and digital layouts that align with campaign direction from the Creative team.

  • Strategize the implementation of a project's creative campaign across a full suite of print and digital deliverables.

  • Work closely with the Studio Manager to achieve the highest level of quality.

  • Be the point of contact for design-related communications. Communicate clearly and diplomatically across multiple Marcom teams, including Creative, Production Design, Project Management, Creative Producer, Print Production Management, etc.

  • Become a subject matter expert for the Channel category. Envision end use and apply strategies that result in quality and relevant execution.

  • Advise and direct Mechanical Artists during the mechanical build phase. Be flexible and collaborative in offering guidance while ensuring the highest level of quality and accuracy. Review layouts and provide feedback. Ensure creative changes are fully understood and implemented.

  • Work with Print Studio Management to create a production plan and make adjustments as needed. Document, use, and champion best practices.

  • Maintain meticulous quality control over mechanicals, ensuring element placement, text treatments, live area, etc. are aligned with campaign creative and brand guidelines. Conduct team critiques as appropriate.

  • Assist the team with preparation for reviews. Ensure layouts have been internally QC'd.

  • Contribute to the team's philosophy of continuous improvement.

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of fundamental design principles. Well-honed eye for sophisticated design, quality, and consistency. Able to extend the creative body of work in a production environment.

  • 10+ years' experience in print design at an agency, studio, or similar environment.

  • Expert in InDesign and highly skilled in the full Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Able to communicate ideas and directions to others clearly, diplomatically, and concisely.

  • Strategic thinker

Proactive, creative, and solution-oriented thinking and execution.

  • Assist in constant evaluation of process, workflow and quality control between Production Design and Studio teams.

  • Trustworthy in a highly confidential environment. Supportive of company values.

  • Able to distill scope and plan for success. Able to understand and interpret complex processes and to accept and learn from creative and constructive criticism.

  • Proven working knowledge of print and digital production processes and principles. Expert knowledge with file setup and print and digital file preparation.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and a discerning eye for quality and accurate work. Employs the highest standards to team work.

  • Well versed in print production language and processes, asset management, and production design processes.

  • Resourceful and adapts easily to shifting priorities and timelines while valuing the importance of process.

  • Open to new ideas and taking on new responsibilities. Takes initiative to drive continuous improvement.

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Calm and empathetic demeanor under work pressure. Flexible during high-volume periods where some longer hours are required. Highly effective time manager.

  • Collaborative team player.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Production Studio Manager

Hogwarth Worldwide

Posted 2 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-05T00:00 Overview Hogarth is a global marketing implementation agency that produces, creates and adapts advertising for brands across all media, delivering multi-level national and international campaigns. We are a culturally diverse organization with around 3,000 employees globally and are made up of over 50 nationalities who speak over 100 languages. At the same time we share a common set of values about how we behave, why we do what we do and how we work with each other and our Clients. Our Hogarth values: Heart and Soul: We love what we do. We bring energy and enthusiasm to all our work. We push boundaries, we are never satisfied and always want to find a better way Hands On: We don't wait for things to happen, we get on with it. We are pragmatic and don't have an ego. We do what it takes to get the job done to the highest standards Honest: We are straightforward, constructive and speak openly and clearly. We operate with integrity and live up to our promises Happy Family: We enjoy working together. We look out for our colleagues. We are supportive and collaborative across all our teams. Even when things get tough, we don't lose perspective or our sense of humor. Role summary: This role will be hands-on managing onsite creative production and localization teams servicing the Retail arm of a prestigious blue-chip Technology client. As the PSM, this role holds responsibility for the local relationships and and will oversee the performance of the Hogarth team. They will play an active role in running the regional operation, and partnering globally with the Hogarth team. The ideal candidate will have an appetite to help shape a new team, establishing relationships, driving process and helping define future expansion. A keen eye for detail, strong problem-solving skills and love of data analytics will be essential. The PSM will need a strong understanding of the digital and social space, their design and production requirements. With potential growth in content capture, experience in this area would also be beneficial but isn't essential. Given the nature of the content we produce, a natural curiosity for local and global trends in art, music and technology would make for a solid foundation. The role offers a unique opportunity to be one step ahead of the curve with exposure to the latest and greatest creative talent. Responsibilities * Team leadership and day to day management of a thriving account * Client management and local ownership * Operational planning and review * Engagement with creative production process and promotion of continuous improvement * Financial health monitoring to ensure account sustainability * Regular forecasting, billing and estimating * Linking Hogarth CA into wider Global activity, representing the region and ensuring alignment * Resource Management, monitoring utilization and productivity * Working with senior management to ensure teams are engaged and motivated to perform * Assist in recruiting and staffing * Plan and coordinate training/onboarding for incoming and existing teams * One-on-one management and mentoring Qualifications * Minimum of 8 years client service experience in a Creative, Production or In-house Agency * Prior people management experience/studio experience * Exposure to working as part of a global team leveraging a hub based or offshore model, ideally in a management role * Solid background working across mixed media campaigns * Ideally with a deep rooted understanding of creative production * Ability to deal with ambiguity and an evolving business model * Confident juggling multiple stakeholders * Strong resource planning and management background with an ability to analysis outputs and drive efficiencies * Expert user of spreadsheet tools and experience rolling-out new systems and championing adoption amongst teams * Demonstrable commercial acumen * A strong understanding of a contractual obligations, commercial arrangements, KPIs and SLAs * Excellent negotiation skills * High level of organization and attention to detail * Great networking skills * Linguistic or localization experience beneficial * With a second language helpful but non-essential Hogwarth Worldwide Sunnyvale CA

Production Designer (Print Studio)

Hogwarth Worldwide