Freelance Electronic Studio Artist

WILDTYPE, a TBWA\WorldHealth company - New York, NY


The Studio Artist is responsible for working alongside senior members of the team and supporting the department by handling key operational aspects of our projects (mechanical edits, photo rights documents, uploads, binder submissions, style guides and other studio tasks).

The Studio Artist will demonstrate a commitment to deliver work that represents the highest degree of accuracy from both the technical and content aspects of the job. They will increase their competency by capitalizing on the opportunity to learn from their team and the training offered by the company. Work will be performed according to established agency job flow procedures and will meet deadline commitments.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Learn and carry out department and agency processes
Learn and carry out client and creative graphic standards
Follow direction and provide input on assignments
Accountable for learning multiple file transferring systems (Xinet, WamNet)
Manage workload, take responsibility for work being completed correctly and within the timeframe given
Inform supervisor of any issues they foresee or when assignments are not progressing
Undertake additional responsibilities and take a proactive approach to helping others and sharing industry knowledge
Display enthusiasm and adaptability—embrace changes as they arise. Take initiative to develop new skill sets in various digital mediums and agency technology advancements. Take full advantage of agency training classes
Present a helpful, professional, and approachable attitude at all times, maintaining the department standard of “customer service” to the rest of the agency
Contribute regularly and proactively to teamwork and team responsibilities including participating in weekend coverage rotation. Participate in team discussions and offer advice
Take ownership and pride in work; double check all work, ensure all questions have been answered, see the job 100% through, follow up at all times
Prepare, review, and approve all checklists, reports, separations and color-breaks before submitting work for routing
Take a calm, independent approach to troubleshooting difficult jobs and technical glitches, while developing and sharing innovative solutions
Manage and bill time accurately. Proactively seek work from your supervisor to assure continuous job flow and minimize downtime between assignments, arrive on time and proactively work through end of shift
Initiate communication, or make queries to assure clear direction and accuracy

Additional Responsibilities

Set an example of professionalism at all times
Project a positive, can-do attitude, and generate an atmosphere of teamwork and enthusiasm by demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors and discouraging negative discourse wherever and whenever it arises
Maintain open communications with peers and department managers to help answer questions and provide assistance and promote an atmosphere of teamwork
Demonstrate independent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills

Merck Experience
College degree and/or coursework in graphic arts preferred
2-5 years experience in studio art
In-depth working knowledge of all Adobe CC applications including InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat, plus a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Understanding of the production process as it relates to preparing clean electronic mechanicals including die strikes, color space, digital assets including ipad, email and website layouts, as well as the print process
Good design and typography skills
Prior experience in healthcare is beneficial
Willingness to be flexible with working hours (split shift)