Privateer Press is hiring for a Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
From their announcement:
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will produce high level, detail oriented print and web materials including book, magazine, packaging, logo, photographic, website, flash, and content artwork. The Production Artist/Graphic Designer must be proficient with industry standard creative software on an Apple platform and possess a strong knowledge of production layout and printing standards.
Production of high quality materials
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be expected to produce high quality, detail oriented print and web materials on time and accurately which include packaging, book, magazine, banner, media, prize support, branded clothing, and web graphics. This will require the ability to coordinate with other crewmembers on art direction, content, job specs, job quoting, legal content, and editing. Production of all materials should be done with a keen eye for design, consideration for the target audience, and a strong knowledge of print production and web design standards.
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be required to photograph our line of tabletop miniatures for packaging, marketing, and web usage. This will require knowledge of macro photography, strong composition, and PhotoShop image manipulation.
Creation of art assets
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will be required to create high quality art assets including logos, graphic elements, backgrounds, textures, typefaces, and other artwork for use in print and web projects. These elements must be branded to the worlds in which our games are set. These art assets will require both digital and traditional art skills. The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will also photograph miniatures for rulebooks, No Quarter Magazine, and other marketing uses.
Management of art library and resources
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer is responsible for properly archiving completed projects on internal servers. They will also have to answer solicitations for previous art assets and prepare files for delivery to outside partners.
Delivery of finished product to vendor
The Production Artist/Graphic Designer will possess a strong knowledge of file preparation for delivery to vendors. They will troubleshoot issues that arise and will work with internal editors to achieve a quick proofing turnaround to ensure all print projects are delivered on schedule.
The ideal candidate will possess the following desired skills:
- A keen eye for graphic design and a strong passion for art and design culture
- Experience with photography, the use of studio equipment, and photo composition
- Strong passion for gaming culture and the tabletop gaming hobby
- Proficiency in use and troubleshooting of Apple computers, design software, and necessary peripheral hardware
- High level of technical print knowledge for application in print projects
- Knowledge of graphic production for web and flash media
- Ability to work in an organized and responsible manner to meet scheduled deadlines
- Acute attention to detail
- Capacity to work independently
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Preferred, but not required, a college level education in art / graphic / web design and industry experience
- Familiarity with Privateer Press products is a plus, but it is not necessary.
- Start Date: Immediate
- Compensation: Negotiable
To Apply for the position:
Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be either .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
Prepare a PDF of your portfolio no larger than 5 megabytes. The filename of the PDF should be your first and last name followed by “PF”, all separated by underscores. The file must be a .PDF file. Example: John_Doe_PF.doc
Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure the subject line says “Graphic Designer – [your name]”. Example: Graphic Designer – John Doe.
Please note that this is a full-time salaried position at our Bellevue location. Applicants must either live in the Seattle area or be willing to relocate.