SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.
The Senior Production Designer is a pivotal support role that works closely with Creative Directors, Art Directors, and Producers on high-impact, print and web-based marketing initiatives. They ll work on a team within Creative Services to develop assets, execute designs, and support the creation of deliverables that fulfill client goals and meet strategic direction. The Senior Production Designer is an experienced individual that has pre-press, graphic design, digital and print background with a familiarity in front end design and light coding. The primary role is to take design files and build mechanical files for pre-press and digital delivery. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in creating mechanical files for print production and thorough knowledge of pre-press process and printing techniques. Candidates must be expert in Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. A strong candidate will be a creative problem solver with impressive software and technical skills, a resounding attention to detail and an anything s possible attitude.
Collaborate with designers, production reps and print services to insure deadlines are understood and met
Execute assigned work orders, verifying documents meet all specifications, and build files based on specifications (color correct and prep for printing)
Check builds, color management, image resolution, fonts, graphics, styles and layout to ensure correctness prior to delivery to digital pre-press.
Manipulate graphic design files using Adobe CC software, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop for bets final output
Set-up pre-press files for printing, color calibrating, imposition, creating bleeds, crops, etc.
Assist in sending jobs to print
Communicate effectively with business partners, management, and co-workers.
Organize, prioritize, and control job responsibilities
Proactively work with minimal direct supervision
Produce work accurately, on time, and with a high level of attention to detail
Other duties as assigned
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
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Minimum of 4 years of professional graphic design or web design experience preferred. Minimum of 4 years working in a creative or marketing environment delivering printed material.
Bachelor s Degree in Graphic Design, Media, Art, Information Technology or a related field preferred.
Results-orientated, deadline-driven and accustomed to working in a fast-paced, team-centric environment
Proficient in relevant design programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, XD, Excel, Word, Keynote and PowerPoint
Must be able to juggle multiple projects and perform well with aggressive turnaround times
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofing, grammar and spelling
Must have a thorough understanding of pre-press and printing processes
Must have strong typographic, layout, and composition skills
Strong understanding of corporate branding and importance of designing to standards
Ability to learn and utilize new technology quickly and accurately
Basic web coding skills preferred: HTML5, CSS, social media and web banner design
Ability to properly slice and compress images for use in websites and web banners
Experience designing print templates for both Adobe and Microsoft programs
Excellent organizational and communication skills a must
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and give great attention to details
Experience designing for and supporting online self-service design applications preferred
Certifications or Testing Required
Requisition ID: 8890
EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.
Why Work at SRP
SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:
401(k) plan with employer matching
Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
Short and long-term disability plans
Associated topics: book, catalog, collate, flexographic, ink, lettering, offset printer, paper, prepress, press feeder