Junior Prepress Production Designer

The Prepress Production Designer for Sprout Studios is detail-oriented with excellent layout,  and proofing skills with focus on prepress processes. Works with multiple projects, multiple product SKUs, and performs within tight deadlines. Experience with production packaging and working with die lines is a must, as is attention to detail; not only as it pertains to Print Production but in file-naming conventions and server organization.

Familiarity with Mac-based programs and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency are a must. Press-checking experience and on-press problem solving for both digital and offset are a huge plus. This role is a junior, mid-level opportunity located in the Boston, Massachusetts area. 3-4 years of pre-press/production-specific experience required.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create designs and layouts for an array of printed projects
  • Anticipate and prepare files for a wide range of printing/substrate types
  • Self-Proofing content from copy to color break-downs and file types
  • Version track and execute numerous revisions as needed
  • Follow, prepare, and create style/production guides
  • Create mock-ups and design comps as needed
  • Accurate typing and data entry skills via Macintosh
  • Rollout layouts for SKU extensions across multiple families of products
  • Prioritize and juggle multiple projects and works with aggressive turnaround times
  • Accurately and consistently follow file naming nomenclatures, and maintain an immaculate file structure
  • Manage and upload working files via google drive, dropbox, and/or other online tools
  • Reviewing and marking up press-proofs as necessary
  • Results-oriented, deadline-driven and used to working in a fast-paced, team-focused environment
  • Communicates effectively with management, co-workers, and customers
  • Additional responsibilities/tasks within the position’s purpose may be assigned