Freelance Artworker - Part Time

Recruiter
Downtown Recruitment
Location
Long Crendon
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
03 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
My Long Crendon based client is seeking a talented Artworker to join our in-house studio in a freelance capacity with a possible 2 days a week/8 days a month commitment.

You will support the Design team in helping produce print ready artwork following established brand guidelines and amending existing material across our brands.

Responsibilities:

Working closely with the design team to help them produce high quality production-ready artwork across all disciplines using Mac based Adobe Creative Cloud applications;
Using your extensive experience and technical knowledge to help set and maintain artworking standards for the team across all creative projects ensuring a high level of accuracy is maintained;
Producing necessary product & POS mock-ups and retouching of images, in line with the existing online product image catalogue as required;
Liaising with our print partners regarding supplied print specifications and cutter guides to ensure that we always adhere to best industry practice;
Ensuring that all artwork is compliant to brand guidelines across all UK and International markets;
Adhering to critical paths to manage and deliver multiple projects on time.

Skills and experience:

Mac proficient with excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign;
A good technical understanding of designing layouts and preparing artwork for print with experience of optimising images and banners for digital deployment;
Excellent layout, colour and typography skills combined with an overall passion for good layout;
Brand standards aware, switching between branded environments with ease;
At least 3-4 year’s experience within a studio environment;
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to proof-read own work accurately and able to liaise with suppliers, printers and repro houses;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional Suite;
Self motivated and driven with the ability to multi-task and hit deadlines;
Good team player who enjoys a fun, fast-paced environment;
Photo editing and manipulation skills would be desirable (taking photos, re-touching, editing and creating product and POS mock-ups).

Standard hours of work are 8.30am to 4.30pm with half an hour for lunch. Own transport essential due to rural location.
Daily rate - £180 to £220 depending on skills and experience

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