Avery Dennison Production Artist in Miamisburg, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Produces high resolution images, redraws and enhances art, and recommends changes and alternatives as appropriate to improve the end product, fit the customer’s cost limitations, or correct for errors. Responsibilities include Systems proofing and assembly. The degree of art manipulation and quality elements involved will vary according to the nature of the art/information required for the product/customer.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Using several graphics programs, (E.g. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) to create and convert artwork to production art and produce negatives, color proofs, electronic files etc.

  • Proofread art from other artists to eliminate errors in finished art for production.

  • Using printing knowledge, decide what changes need to be made to artwork in order to maximize printing quality wherever possible.

  • Maintain art department equipment and change chemistry in processors. Remain current in knowledge of software and techniques to produce art .

  • Coordinate with applicable functional areas about jobs and specifications to ensure good communication and accuracy.

  • Uses applicable operating system and applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Filemaker, and prepress related software for production ready art files. Utilizing Esko products and relative software packages, and peripheral equipment to create production-ready proofs from customer art files.

  • Produce finished electronic art for digital proofing and printing. Concept to final print is developed from supplied electronic data or traditional hard copies of artwork. Achieve customer product specifications and requirements to final printed product.

  • Maintain electronic computer files and systems as required. Follow procedures for numbering and logging work, etc.

  • Change or recreate hard copy art into electronic digital files.

  • Applies knowledge of production equipment tolerances and manipulates files to meet these specs in regards to traps, color manipulation, reverses, etc.

  • Labels proofs, card files and plates with the correct information, colors, etc

  • Creates digital production-ready files for plateroom production; may create & process plates. Reads job order and layouts to deliver the proper output.

  • Prints and loads files to output devices, including imagesetters, color proofers, printers, and CTP (computer-to-plate) units.

  • Checks plate layout, and/or orders and verifies that content is correct. Verifies density, traps, size, and bleeds.

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or certificate program in Commercial or Graphic Arts or equivalent knowledge and experience in those areas.

  • 3+ year of experience in related field.

  • Proficiency in use of MAC OS, Illustrator, Photoshop and other applicable software required.

  • Experience producing production art for specific area assigned, such as: printed labels and tags for Flexographic & Digital Printing.

  • High level of PC proficiency required, including Microsoft Office, Google Applications and Internet.

  • Knowledge and capability with the processes for receiving and handling customer files and creating production-ready proofs.

  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of production equipment tolerances (internal and external) and be able to manipulate files to meet these specs.

  • Skill in understanding, performing, and applying calculations necessary to complete work and utilize software applications, such as amounts, proportions, percentages, surface area, circumference, quantities, etc.

  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from co-workers and management, as well as from Sales or customers as needed.

  • High degree of visual attention and accuracy skills to read, interpret, apply, and utilize colors, details, font sizes, label sizes.

  • Skills in effectively planning and organizing own work and managing time to complete work according to tight schedules.

EDUCATION:

Associate Degree, certificate in Commercial or Graphic Arts or equivalent in those areas.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled