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Production Designercontract-remote-$42/hr

Payrate: $42/hr
6 month Contract with potential to extend or convert

Portfolios for the production designer should include:
  • Campaign samples
  • Animation samples (Using After Effects)

The Production Designer works primarily with the Creative Studio design and account management teams, in addition to our corporate, brand and production partners. They work on B2C and B2B communications in digital and print, for use in consumer brand campaigns, owned-channel content and on-property at hotels.

More specifically as the production designer you will support the:
  • Prepare all projects to release, including making final changes, pre-flighting, collecting, making PDFs and slices
  • Implement quality control - Consistently apply and enforce style/brand guidelines; Proof and review all work before releasing; Final check for flaws in the form and functionality of design; check the design for visual missteps
  • Retouch and manipulate images
  • Catalog and reference art for future projects
  • Digital Asset Management - Maintain, organize and update files on our file storage system
  • Work and partner with internal shared-publishing services such as Hilton's proprietary platform, marKIT, and The Exchange (Digital Asset Manager), which are mediums to post files for Team Members, Hotels and third-party vendors
  • Work with vendors as needed when works get outsourced, to ensure clear communication and consistency in delivery of assets
  • Up to date with the latest software advancements
  • Assist in the onboarding and training of the Creative Studio team members on production requirements, ways of working and file and asset management
What are we looking for as a production designer:
  • The ability to discern a design choice from a mistake; A strong understanding of and demonstrated skills in the areas of layout, content design, type, color, and pre-press
  • Works quickly but accurately; Meticulous and goal-oriented with an eye for even the most minor details
  • Initiate solutions for strategic and tactical challenges; The ability to suggests improvements and recommend modified formats to increase the quality of the final product and standards are achieved within scope
  • Excellent communicators and inter-departmental collaborators; Skilled listeners able to execute a concept
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under stress and tight deadlines
  • The best production designers catch the typos, are concerned with resolutions, color and size accuracies, production values and know the difference between CMYK and RBG, spot color and process, a vector or a raster, and more.
  • Problem solver, strategic intellect, collaborative spirit
  • Ability to share knowledge with the rest of the team and also learn from and handle critiques
  • Anticipate issues before they occur and learn how to work through them
  • Foster effective relationships with peer teams and other departments
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Resourceful, self-motivated, flexible, and able to adapt
  • Helpful and service-oriented by nature. You will step up to solve challenges and solve problems before others even notice them.
To fulfill the production designer role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in either graphic design, print production, visual arts or equivalent work experience and portfolio that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design
  • Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years of experience in Graphic Design or Production
  • Application Skills: Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat)
It would be helpful in the production designer role to have the following:
  • Application Skills: Adobe AfterEffects; Cinema 4D
  • Technical Skills: Knowledge of web development languages like JavaScript and HTML
  • Years of Experience: 8 years of experience in Production

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