Freelance Print & Digital Production Artist

The Topps Company - Encino, CA3.7

ContractEstimated: $67,000 - $93,000 a year
EducationSkills
Overview

Overview

Topps Digital Services, a division of The Topps Company, is a global leader in providing comprehensive processing, program management and payment solutions for the prepaid, stored value and gift card industries. TDS is licensed to bring to market physical and digital gifts for Netflix, Uber, Hulu, Sling TV, Harry’s, StubHub and Skype among others. TDS provides its digital partners turnkey solutions for monetizing and growing their revenue and brand via prepaid cards through major retailers across the globe. We provide comprehensive professional services and technology platform solutions for our

partners’ global gift card & stored value programs across all retailers, countries, currencies and methods of distribution. TDS develops individualized strategic retail rollout plans for its digital partners to maximize revenue, branding and marketing results.

TDS develops unique prepaid card products and delivers them to consumers through a worldwide network of leading mass retailers (Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Rewe, Tesco, etc.), grocery, drug, convenience, and specialty retailers in 35 countries. Headquartered in Encino, California, TDS also has offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix, London, Bordeaux, Sydney, and other locations around the globe. Additionally, the Topps Company has US offices in New York and Pennsylvania, and throughout the world in Australia, Mexico, France, Argentina, Italy, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The TDS culture and business has been built upon an entrepreneurial drive and created by experienced leaders and a team of people that thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, creative and energetic environment. TDS is looking to compliment this team with a Print/Digital Production Artist as described below.

Job Description

This position will be based in the Encino, CA office with opportunities to work from home and will be on an as-needed basis. The Print & Digital Production Artist reports to TDS’ Senior Digital Design Manager. Ideal candidates will have experience with both print and digital graphic production using Adobe Creative Suite, as well as familiarity with HTML coding.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
Produce print and digital assets based on existing art files and templates for gift cards.
Prepare final quality art based on supplied specifications and within established brand guidelines.
Serve as creative support for the TDS design, print, and retail teams. Tasks may include the following:
Creating/editing print signage and other marketing materials for Partners like Netflix and Uber.
Updating Partner store locators by adding/removing retailers, or adding new countries.
Receive card art assets from Partners and adapt them to different Activator templates.

Qualifications

Requirements & Qualifications:
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: primarily Illustrator and Photoshop in a Mac environment
Familiarity with Google Docs and Sheets
Bachelor’s degree in design is preferred for this position. Significant course work in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with a strong portfolio and experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.
At least 1-3 years of experience in print & digital design preferred. Familiarity with differences between print & digital art production/color/text requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple ongoing tasks with dynamic priorities and deadlines.
Extreme attention to detail. Bonus: Ability to duplicate template artwork to a “pixel perfect” degree. Bonus++: Ability to immediately spot a typo or misspelling in a block of text.
Learns quickly and applies that knowledge to everyday tasks and challenges.
Flexible in job duties and willing to take on added responsibility when necessary.

Application:
Provide a resume and cover letter
Provide hourly rate expectations
Provide a link to your portfolio or work samples

TDS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Requirements & Qualifications:
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: primarily Illustrator and Photoshop in a Mac environment
Familiarity with Google Docs and Sheets
Bachelor’s degree in design is preferred for this position. Significant course work in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with a strong portfolio and experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.
At least 1-3 years of experience in print & digital design preferred. Familiarity with differences between print & digital art production/color/text requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple ongoing tasks with dynamic priorities and deadlines.
Extreme attention to detail. Bonus: Ability to duplicate template artwork to a “pixel perfect” degree. Bonus++: Ability to immediately spot a typo or misspelling in a block of text.
Learns quickly and applies that knowledge to everyday tasks and challenges.
Flexible in job duties and willing to take on added responsibility when necessary.

Application:
Provide a resume and cover letter
Provide hourly rate expectations
Provide a link to your portfolio or work samples

TDS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.