Job Description

Graphic Artist


Position Summary                                                 

This is a support position to the Sr. Graphic Artist, and/or Studio Manager. The Graphic Artist is highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. The Graphic Artist plays a key role in the overall creative process, taking the Art Director’s creative layouts to produce technically correct high-quality printer-ready files. He/she must have an advanced knowledge of relevant computer programs and an understanding of print production, image compression, color correction and optimization techniques to ensure the highest quality product.


The Graphic Artist will utilize current graphic design technology and computer software packages to produce advertisements, sales promotions and public relations material for visual communications media. He/she will originate the mechanical stage of all layouts, determines photo quality standards, retouching and color proofing needs as well as overall quality control checks.   He/she will provide instructions or directly assembles and prepares final layouts for printer.

85% of the time this position is working in a creative capacity.  Examples include retouching, color adjusting, file clean-up and ensuring quality standards are upheld.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Describe the major duties of the job. List the Essential Duties and Responsibilities in order of most time spent to least.  To the right under the % column, include the % for each item or group of items that are to total 100%)

Job Duty


·       Collaborate with Creative and Production to build technically correct  high-quality printer-ready files


·       Hands on computer operator (MAC) working with relevant MAC Adobe design software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Express, Acrobat, MS Suite, Preflight, layout and design


·       Show flexibility in executing mechanicals with a wide range of creative styles and brands, both client and agency focused


·       Take direction and see a job through from concept to completion
















Supervisory Responsibilities


Direct Reports

- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports


Indirect Reports

- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports


Travel and/or Driving Requirements


- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job 

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Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required)      High School Diploma or GED    or equivalent experience


      (Preferred)             Associate's Degree  or equivalent experience                     


Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Trade Degree


- 2-4 years of experience in similar industry

- Use of computer tools/design tools used to perform role


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC) which programs include Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Acrobat and MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment


Environmental & Physical Requirements


Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.


Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions


Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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