Position: Production Artist

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Website: Karma Agency

Production Artist
The production artists work alongside the designers, writers and creative directors to tackle layout design, photo retouching, mechanical file prep, asset requests and more. Ideal candidates for this role are organized, efficient, creative problem solvers with excellent technical skills and a strong design sensibility.

  • Comprehensive understanding of graphic design, typography and production with technical proficiency using the current (Mac) versions of InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Photo retouching and manipulation
  • Deep understanding of mechanical file preparations and pre-press production
  • Experience across different mediums such as print, packaging, large format graphics and digital
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while remaining detail-oriented and organized
  • Possess eye for design, good taste and judgment

  • Collaborate closely with design team on a variety of projects, which includes implementing designs & ideas
  • Working within approved concepts & brand guidelines
  • Layout design, photo retouching, asset management
  • Creating specs for projects (paper, printing techniques, binding, etc)
  • Confidence in all pre-flight / printer prep processes and ability to make recommendations to produce our best work
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Work intelligently with print vendors and demonstrate a masterful understanding of how work is produced
Characteristics and Qualifications:

  • Self-disciplined and possessed of a cool head
  • Pride in attention to detail, file organization, efficiency and error-free work
  • A love for learning, creative thinking and problem solving
  • Recognition that hard work is part of the job
  • 3-5+ years experience in graphic design and/or production design
  • Bachelor’s degree or more in Graphic Design or related field, or equivalent work experience
To Apply:
Send your resume and portfolio to ldebevec@karmaagency.com.