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.
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
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.
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.