Production Artist/Studio Artist

Type of work: Full-Time
Location: Boulder, CO
Date Posted: July 2nd, 2014

Department: Marketing Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level
Sphero is seeking an experienced and detail-driven Production Artist who thrives working in a creative fast moving environment. This individual will work closely under the guidance of our talented art director / concept artist, ultimately bringing his concepts to life

Sphero is a venture backed startup with a vision that fun and inspirational robots will change the way people play, learn and explore. We’re looking for a high-energy Production Artist. Join our small but hardcore team to help establish the processes and procedures that will bring our next generation products into the marketplace which started with Sphero, a powerful robotic entertainment platform.

The Production Artist will need to be organized and efficient, pay close attention to detail, manage multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines. You have an eye for design and take pride in shaping projects of any size. You are able to support multiple project and are extremely organized. Most important, you thrive in a production role. This is not a designer position.

Some of the fun things you will do:

Layout, design and prepress everything from trade-show banners to on-shelf packaging, to point-of-sale displays to print ads. And then a few more things.
Regular communication with vendors to ensure files are set up correctly for production
Supports overall efforts of supervising art director / concept artist
Develop design solutions and prepare all final files for print
Trouble-shoot issues early in the process and fix them before they become problems
You'll be working on projects that typically involve online elements and traditional media
Skills we would like you to have:

Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and/or a killer portfolio showing off executions as well as concepts.
2+ years experience within an advertising or communications agency, graphic design firm, print house, or something of that nature
Masterful command of Adobe Creative Suite
Must possess strong pre-press skills with more focus on the final execution than the initial concept.
Possess strong layout skills and incredible typography skills (with extensive knowledge of visual hierarchies)
Expert knowledge of printing practices; paper stocks, color processes, coatings, die-cuts, varnishes, embossing, debossing, foils etc.
Capable of managing multiple projects at once and meeting deadlines with complex production schedules
Capable of bringing a sketch to life within the brand guidelines.
Ability to follow the rules and seamlessly bend them when necessary.
Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and willingness to do what it takes
Maintain visual integrity of the established brand in all materials.
Must be able to move from landing pages, email template layouts and web banner ad resizes, to direct mail layouts, brochures, and other mediums. Prior experience with packaging a plus.
Expertise using Pantone, CMYK, and RGB color space
You are self-sufficient, proactive, organized and confident (not afraid to ask questions). Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Where do all of these amazing things take place you might ask: In our amazing office in beautiful Boulder.

Still asking yourself Why Sphero?

We are a fun company that produces fun awesome products, we think you’ll have a blast with us. As a bonus you’ll get to play with robots, games and mobile devices as part of the job. We offer a fun environment and we will help you hone your accounting skills while working in a collaborative, creative, supportive environment.

While we’re still relatively small with 40ish peeps now and growing, we’re not a fly-by-night startup. We’re an established international player in a massive toy market with the vision to succeed in other markets as well. We have a proven revenue model with an experienced and fun management team, solid funding and a strong plan moving forward.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and grow with a company that is passionate about your growth and ideas, then we’d love to hear from you.

For more information and to apply go to: http://www.gosphero.com/company/jobs/

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