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Production Designer - Milwaukee Art Museum

Production Designer - Milwaukee Art Museum

Translate the work of the creative team to execute a finished product that meets organizational goals. Meticulous and goal-oriented, this person scales and crops, retouches, and adjust layouts for content in print or digital forms, ensuring brand standards across color, font, production quality. Enthusiasm for established brand standards, accuracy and consistency are key. A skilled listener, excellent communicator, and inter-departmental collaborator, the Production Designer must have the ability to manage tasks within time constraints and deliver on deadline.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Three or more years of production experience, preferably in a deadline-driven publication or agency setting. The applicant should possess a thorough knowledge of printing processes and be adept with software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs/G Suite, and Microsoft Office. Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising, and email campaigns preferred. Strong foundation and understanding of typography and layout a must.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with designers and visitor experience team members

  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for a variety of print and digital applications

  • Iterate on design projects across a campaign’s life cycle

  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production.

  • Create templates for non-designers to use

  • Provide image retouching, clipping paths, and additional image manipulation. Prepare images for online and mobile applications

  • Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners

  • Check all artwork for commitment to brand standards and company guidelines

  • Conduct press checks and oversee installation of graphics in the Museum space

  • Catalog and reference content and art for future projects

  • Follow a structured timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time

  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the creative team, printer and/or media partner

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field a plus


Physical Requirements:

  • Sit up to six hours per day

  • Stand up to two hours per day

  • Walk about the museum campus

  • Lift 10–20 pounds

  • Lift above shoulders 10 pounds

  • Close and accurate color vision

  • Ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Temperament:
Excellent interpersonal skills, systematic, meticulous, patient, self-starter and works well under pressure. Manages time efficiently, analyze and solve problems independently and if necessary, collaboratively. Ability to be flexible and embrace changes within this position due to departmental priorities. Ability to work with a wide variety of people to achieve the goals of the Museum.

The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a competitive compensation package including Health and Dental benefits, Vision Plan, Flex/Dependent Spending Account, Health Spending Account, Group Term Life and Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Cancer Protection Assurance, Accident Only Insurance, Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance, Critical Care Protection, Long Term Disability, Retirement Plan, Vacation and Holidays, Parking Discount, Museum Membership and Museum Discounts.

Milwaukee Art Museum is an EOE/M/W/Vets/Disability Employer.

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