Production Designer

Minneapolis, Minnesota /
Brand / Creative /
Full-Time
As a Production Designer, you’ll be working collaboratively with designers, project managers, and our digital team to format content, organize assets, construct layouts, and preflight files that meet specifications required for the production or distribution of final assets. You’ll help implement design vision ensuring files are produced accurately and on time. 

The ideal candidate has 4-8 years of production design experience, an in-depth knowledge of print, a love of order, and eye for the details. This person must view their role as an asset to all agency teams approaching each task, big or small, with a solution and growth mindset helping the team to develop stronger processes and create their best work. 

THE TASK AT HAND 
Support teams in completing updates and revisions to existing files and creating production-ready artwork for design, digital, and other projects
Translate creative concepts and direction into production-ready files
Troubleshooting problems and delivering solutions to ensure deliverables are of quality and effectively produced 
Maintain process-related tools and systems for planning, scheduling and trafficking projects and managing digital assets
Build and review files adhering to production requirements of the agency and vendors
Develop and maintain organizational systems for creative production (i.e. naming conventions, collecting, processing, filing, archiving protocols)
The organization, distribution of images and assets to our clients via digital asset management platform
Proofing and press-checking designs, maintaining the integrity and quality of the work
Taking accountability and ownership of projects from start to finish
Constantly collaborating and sharing knowledge with team members
Training and managing contract freelancers 

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
Active engagement from planning to completion
Achieve deadlines through all phases of the project
Building and improving needed processes related to creative production
An eagerness and curiosity for new skills, efficiencies, and a desire to help improve our work output
Self-managing project load and deadlines working with teams to secure the needed resources to complete the project on time and within budget

WHO ARE YOU
4-8 years as a production designer or production artist in advertising or marketing
A critical thinker, detail-oriented, passionate, motivated, ambitious and resourceful
Obsessed with organization, detail oriented, open-minded, and capable of delivering tangible results in a fast-paced environment
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat) 
Knowledge of file formats and understanding of the optimal format to use in particular applications 
Knowledge of industry-standard printing prepress practices, materials and treatments
Strong understanding of typography, color reproduction, image manipulation and resizing 
Ability and eagerness to stay on top of current trends, industry knowledge, and develop new technical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication
Willing and open to work on creative in the hunting/fishing space, including gear, firearms and ammunition 

WHO WE ARE
Driven, genuine, fearless, spontaneous, positive and hardworking; these are the qualities we hold with the highest regard. We make ourselves indispensable to our teams by tackling challenges head-on and crossing the finish line together.