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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016

Southern Graphic Systems, Inc Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Position Summary:

The Production Artist performs digital page layout functions (Electronic Keylining) using desktop software applications.

Essential Functions:
Review job ticket instructions to determine requirements of job production.
Use required software applications (CS Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) to perform keyline functions for packaging and prepare files for digital production.
Proof output (HP inkjets or Color Lasers).
Build client mock-ups of final files using appropriate substrates.
QC all work performed following the department SOP s. Check, sign-off, and date checklists.
Update the schedulers & Customer Service regarding job status.
Make sure all jobs and materials are properly charged.
When handing off jobs to co-workers, clearly communicate any information for them to complete the job.
Participate in planning meetings when necessary.
Assist in the development of written procedures as new clients and projects are added.

Experience and Education Requirements:
Trade school certificate in Graphic Arts/Printing or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 3 years experience using CS Suite: (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) producing keylines in a prepress environment.
Packaging file experience strongly preferred.
Strong communication skills.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.