Kobalt Design Group is a full-service design group that provides comprehensive design services to a wide variety of clients. From identity, advertising, and corporate brochures, to direct mail, catalogs and the web, talented project managers and designers craft strategic and well-executed ideas to achieve clients' objectives. With offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, Kobalt services many clients in the Pacific Northwest.
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer produces weekly color pages for ad group inserts, coupon books, and other advertising materials.
• Works from client-provided layouts or advertising bulletins to create page design compositions for output via print (web & sheet-fed) and as needed digital optimizations of page layout works
• Procure artwork through variable digital asset management systems, and as require color correction and image optimization on client-supplied artwork
• Creates and/or utilizes licensed 3rd party vendors' image databases for artwork (headings, etc. for thematic work) for output via process color printing
• Typesets each page and places artwork following established styles of kerning, leading and placement
• Proofs each page and double checks corrections
• Maintains current art libraries
• Maintains clean template files and SOP documentation
Shift: Day shift, with some overtime needed to support clients and unanticipated events.
Compensation: Non-exempt (hourly) wage
Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (FSA), paid time off (PTO), 401(k) plan
• Associate's degree (A. A.) in graphic design or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or 3+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 3+ years of computer graphics/design or typesetting production experience using Macintosh in a heavy production-oriented environment.
• Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator
• Extremely detail oriented
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook are required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to speak effectively through email/phone/in-person correspondence with clients (both directly and indirectly) and with organizational employees
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Other duties as assigned
• Manual dexterity
• Use of keyboard and mouse for extended periods
• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
• Color vision
• Sitting for long periods of time
• Staring at a screen for long periods of time