Mid-weight DTP and Finished Artist (345 views)

Cape Town
Feb 8, 2018

An international agency near the CBD is urgently looking for DTP Operator/ Finished Artist to join their team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Translate artwork into digital files ready for print: check, prepare and relay out all print work
  • Review briefs and verify that all the files as supplied are workable, that images are usable and potential issues are identified and communicated to the Studio Manager and/or to the Project Managers in writing
  • Manage deadlines: prioritise work and flag schedule clashes timeously
  • Follow print studio workflow and production processes and procedures
  • Produce, resize and adapt artwork whilst maintaining creative integrity
  • Quality control own work before printing colour proofs
  • Apply CI and brand guidelines to brief
  • Perform accurate DTP make-up, layout, design, preflighting of PDFs within allocated times
  • Ensure that print-ready files are set up correctly and are technically accurate when supplied to print
  • Client liaison: ensure professional levels of communication and conduct when dealing with external clients and creatives
  • Roll out brochures and other BTL collateral using templates
  • Design electronic direct mailers using templates
  • Adapt designs and make print-ready based on technical specifications and client requirements
  • Review and amend images as needed
  • Use in-house workflow systems/programmes

Minimum requirements:

  • Print related qualification or apprenticeship
  • 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in DTP, repro and FA
  • Excellent understanding of print processes, specifications, profiles and PDF workflows
  • Experience of POS and POP
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator and especially InDesign and Photoshop
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with assorted fonts, images, colours
  • Expert knowledge of Pantone and process colours, as well as resolution requirements
  • Retouching skills 
  • Sound time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Good pressure tolerance
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible with regards to working hours
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to manage and develop your own career within the agency
  • Understanding of agency culture

Salary: R25 - 30 000