Paper Source - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.8

Freelance Layout and Production Artist

Position Summary

The Freelance Layout and Production Artist supports the Marketing team in all aspects of layout, production and design, works collaboratively with Associate Creative Director, in-house Photographer and retoucher/post-processing Artist. Primary focus is working with Adobe software on layout and design utilizing strong typesetting, typography and image management skills. This position is based out of our downtown loop Chicago, IL headquarters and is a full-time role.

Scope of Responsibilities

Graphic Design, typesetting, typography, flowing copy, balancing art work/layout and design between different elements for our monthly catalog
Production work – treating print mechanicals, working with vendors, color correction, checking and ensuring that the product is print ready
Flowing copy into the catalog, designing headlines to be placed in the layout, making sure that all original artwork is pulled to bleed, mechanicals/print files are built up to standard in terms of resolution, color, collecting all of the associate files
Ensuring files are prepped properly and released to printer on time
Create original layouts abd designs for print and digital that are rooted in the Paper Source brand


Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Must have strong typesetting, typography and layout/graphic design skills
Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Confidence to be your own project manager as needed, and work with internal partners to obtain credit copy information, route layouts and implement changes.


Minimum two years’ experience as a junior designer in an agency or retail enviroment setting preferred.
Portfolio with examples of layout and composition work, illustrated elements and strong typography.
Must be able to work from Chicago headquarters.