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Digital Prepress/Graphic Designer Graphic Design / Tampa, FL

Job Overview:

 

Digital Prepress/Graphic Designer

 

Position Overview:

 

·      Produce prepress graphics and design layouts to job specifications/requirements for a digital print environment.

·      Executes design, layout and typesetting projects accurately and effectively.

·      Prepare and send files successfully to digital output equipment.

·      Assists inside and outside sales staff in promoting various marketing and design services to clients.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

·      Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (focus on InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop)

·      Perform production requirements in a timely and efficient manner to meet client sensitive schedules.

·      Offer creative graphic design ideas, solutions and alternatives based on client input.

·      Schedule all work to meet client time frame requirements.
Monitor deadlines and report conflicts to supervisor to establish priorities BEFORE the jobs are due.

·      Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions, work independently and focused on task.

·      Responsible for operating and maintaining MacOS computer, and other equipment, including Fiery RIP software.

·      Become proficient in the current technology for creating graphics, documents, and digital files utilizing existing equipment and materials.

·      Recurring follow-ups with clients on all job specifications in an effort to maintain time sensitive schedules.

·      Monitor system for digital files sent by customers via online storefront catalogs and email.

·      Preflight digital files for potential problems, correct any issues prior to printing.

·      Perform daily computer back-ups and archive client files for safekeeping and easy retrieval.
Purge obsolete and outdated files.

·      Output digital files per job specifications.

 

Other Responsibilities:

 

·      Follow systems and procedures as instructed by your supervisor.

·      Provide necessary digital design and image resolution understanding to sales staff when appropriate.

·      Handle frequent priority changes, amongst several client updates and revisions

·      Routine Job Notes regarding every aspect of the job must be written clearly.

·      Ensure all design work has been approved by the client prior to going into production.

·      Coordinate with the digital print operator to ensure that print files meets their expectations/requirements.

·      Reject poor quality or incorrect jobs and notify the supervisor.

·      Organize and maintain clean and orderly work area.

·      Upon closing, follow the shop’s guidelines to ensure equipment and office is shut down properly.

·      Prior to leaving ensure all jobs are in an organized and well understood state.

·      All other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:

 

·      Two years’ education in graphic design, 2-year working experience with 1 year of digital-print production experience.

·      Working understanding of industry standard graphic design software, a MUST. Such as: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

·      Knowledge of PDF and postscript files and PDF plug-ins.

·      General knowledge of utility programs such as file compression, disk repair and print spoolers (RIP).

·      Ability to prepare print files for digital output, as well as manipulate client files to meet the specifications of our digital machines

·      Prepare files accuracy for offset printing, including understanding of spot color, trapping, image resolution, and “packaging a file”.

·      Skilled in proofreading and editing.

 

Working Environment:

 

Intensive computer work and extended use of the computer keyboard and mouse. Sitting for long periods of time. Exposure to airborne particles such as paper dust, chemical fumes, and loud noises. Subject to frequent priority changes where a fast-pace and short notice occur regularly.

 

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Location

5609 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610

Contact

Steve Albritton


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