compensation: $15/Hr and up plus performance based bonuses based on actual performance. employment type: full-time
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Graphic Designer (Rockville, MD)
compensation: $15/Hr and up plus performance based bonuses based on actual performance.
employment type: full-time
As a Graphic Designer / Production Specialist, you will have a dual role working in the computer room and production room when time permits.
In the computer room, you will be responsible for creating computer generated vinyl and/or full color graphics output that can be weeded, cut, and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. In the production room, you will be responsible for all aspects of the physical construction and assembling of signs from computer cut vinyl and wide format full color printouts, which includes proofreading and conducting quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of signs. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated team player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and who is determined to make every project his or her absolute best.
Prioritizes each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow
Works with co-workers and customers with file transfers, FTP access, photo library options, online proofs, etc.
Inspects jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer
Maintains all equipment including computers, plotters, and printers (water-soluble printers, thermal transfer printers, solvent ink printers, etc.)
Maintains accurate electronic and paper record of File Storage and Disks
Follows a layout to place computer-generated vinyl or full color graphic images on a pre-determined substrate or medium
Maintains production rate consistency and meets or exceeds established minimum rates per hour
Works on different projects simultaneously
Establishes and maintains effective team relationships with all support departments
Follows all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes
Provides proofs for all orders.
Helps unload raw materials and clean and maintains storage areas
Loads materials on/into printer and/or laminator, which may require some heavy lifting
Performs routine machine maintenance and minor repairs when necessary
Reports inventory levels and stock to be reordered to the center manager/production manager or franchise partner
Schedules the center's workflow
High school diploma or GED required; advanced education degree preferred
Adobe Creative Suite fluency is required, Corel Draw knowledge is value added.
Previous experience as a graphic designer, sign-related computer operator, or in desktop publishing required, including an advanced level of experience using Adobe applications
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions and converting fractions to decimals and vice versa)
Able to work well under pressure to output high volume, high quality work
Able to sit and view a computer screen for long periods
Able to lift 75 or more pounds
Must have the flexibility to lean over a waist-high table and use back forth hand motions to apply vinyl letters and graphics to a substrate
Able to use light power equipment
Casual and creative work environment
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