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We're Hiring a Production Artist

by Traction

We're Hiring a Production Artist

Position: Production Artist

 Department: Creative Services

Reports to: Creative Director

Location: San Francisco with occassional on-site assignments on the Peninsula

Duration: Temp to Hire

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

About Traction:

Traction is an interactive agency in every sense of the word. More than digital, we fully engage every medium necessary to transform human behavior into consumer action. For more information, visit http://tractionco.com.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Production artist (equal emphasis on PRODUCTION and ARTIST) with at least 2-3 years of experience in an agency environment and/or an in-house production studio to join our team. A person who enjoys the subtle nuances and details—Someone who believes a PSD isn’t done until all the layers are organized and labeled. Basically, we are looking for someone who loves to geek out on design. 

You gotta be hands-on and versed in the art of production, but aren't boxed in by the process. As an interactive agency, the primary responsibilities will fall into the digital realm, but knowledge and expertise in traditional production are a plus.

You must be a detail oriented, well versed in the ins-and-outs of interactive production, and take pride in delivering pixel perfect work. This position will report to the Creative Director but will work very closely with Account, PM, Creative, and Development teams. A critical eye for design is needed as the work often calls for design layout. Strong graphic manipulation, compositing and retouching skills are a must.

As this position will be client facing at times and may require time onsite with client and agency team members, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable representing the agency. 

Knowledge and Experience:

*2+ years of experience in either digital/ interactive production or traditional print production.

*Expertise in all things digital (email, web page, graphic optimization, etc).

*Mac OS (we don’t play on PCs).

*In-depth knowledge and expertise with Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).

*A deep understanding of Smart Objects.

*A pixel perfect obsession (seriously, no jive here).

*Strong image compositing, manipulation and compositing skills.

*Experience with layout and typography.

*Strong communication skills.  Both verbal and written.

*An understanding of HTML (no coding).

*Ability to design, modify and follow template based production.

How To Apply:

*Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio link to jobs@tractionco.com

*Please, no phone calls or LinkedIn invitations 

*Compensation commensurate with experience

*Please provide your current hourly rates and your salary requirements 

*We will only be able to respond to candidates selected for interviews. 

*Employment eligibility is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

** Please include a link to your portfolio when applying to this position. Applications without work examples will be promptly discarded. **

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