Middleweight Artworker

£ Competitive + 6% bonus, 27 days holiday and free onsite gym

Malmesbury, United Kingdom

Description

Dyson is looking for a middle-weight Artworker to join a small in-house design and production team servicing creative output for Europe, Russia and Distributor markets. The Art worker will report directly to the Lead Creative, working alongside a Production Manager and other art-workers within Creative Services, to deliver artwork for final output across creative and production-only briefs. The Artworker role will divide time between production and creative responsibilities, ensuring solutions are to the highest possible standards and within brand guidelines.

Dyson Overview

Not many global technology companies can say they’re still led by the founder. But we can. The same man who invented the first bagless vacuum, who persevered for 15 years to sell his idea, then took on Hoover when they stole it. And the same man who, as our Chief Engineer, has personally overseen every Dyson invention since.

James Dyson still defines the spirit of Dyson today. His entrepreneurial edge and tenacity guide our fighting spirit. Still family owned, we’re fiercely independent. Who we are and what we invent is down to us, and us alone. And we remain committed to keeping it this way.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).
The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Bringing brand new technology to life – and to the world – requires inventive marketing. Clarity of message. Vast reach. And engagement in more innovative ways. Working closely with our engineers, our marketeers develop powerful claims through scientific research. And from traditional channels to cutting-edge events, retail experiences, social media and PR, we seize every chance to tell the Dyson story.

Accountabilities

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES AND SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES:

 

  1. Producing accurate final artwork

  • Produce accurate repro artwork files to the specification and timescales defined.

  • Working under the supervision of the Lead Creative, to produce repro artwork for multi-project production - demonstrating the ability to deliver artwork across traditional print/2D formats, through to 3D/large format.

  • Collect files for output (checking file content, color calibration and repro separations).

  • Produce certified PDF content for the supply of repro-ready artwork to media and vendors; supporting the Project Manager in the transfer of final artwork files to FTP sites.

  • Contribute to solving technical issues that may occur during a job.

  • Maintain consistent working style within brand guidelines.

  • Complete work within the timelines agreed, adhering to the schedules developed for Production.

     

  1. Contribute to production quality control process

  • Operate a GMG proofing system, ensuring accurate colour calibration.
  • Work with the Lead Creative to ensure rigour in our quality control and maintain constant communication regarding projects.
    • Take responsibility for mechanicals and signing off files for quality and accuracy of artwork produced.

  • Work with the Global team to ensure we are being efficient with the production of projects.

 

3.  Develop technical knowledge

  • Develop skill base and technical knowledge of system software used on a day-to-day basis.

  • Attend training courses as required and be committed to ‘on the job’ learning.

  • Build Dyson product knowledge to obtain full understanding of our commercial product categories

  • Build Dyson brand knowledge to become a guardian of the brand, both in terms of the artwork
    we supply and files returned for proofing via vendors/media.

  • Gain knowledge of the Censhare Asset Management system and PDF workflows for sign off on artwork.

     

    4. Support the EU Creative Hub

  • Support the Lead Creative and Production Manager through contributing to seamless service
    delivery of final creative outputs.

  • Work closely with NPD Creative(s) and Channel teams to translate scamps into print-ready files.

  • Support the Project Manager by delivering ‘production only’ artwork to specification.

  • Contribute to the Hub status report on a weekly basis.

  • Update and alert team of timing during status meetings.

  • Help facilitate the routing and sign off of all projects in accordance to the timeline.

     

  1. Fulfil other duties as required

    • Relish the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role.

    • Providing creative cover and brand insights in the absence of the Lead Creative.

    • Assist with graphic production including but not limited to, building mock-ups, uploading images
      to FTP sites and publications, digital communications, as well as set-up for internal and
      external events when necessary.

Skills

Experience and Education

Skills

Competencies

·  Bachelor’s Degree in a design related field required. 

· Proven relevant experience.

·  Pre-press and printing process experience.

 

·  MAC OS, MS Office and Acrobat proficiency

·  Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

·  Basic to intermediate skills in Flash and HTML 5

·  Experience of working on
multi-lingual projects preferred.

·  Good communication skills.

·  Ability to drive projects
from brief through to implementation.

·  Ability to prioritise in the face of many immediate demands.

·  Strong organisational and time management skills.

 

 

·  Problem solver

·  Creative

·  Analytical

·  Practical

·  Attention to detail and accuracy.

·  Objective, enthusiastic, committed, flexible.

·  Diligent/conscientious.

·  Vigilant editing skills.

·  Proactive – always looking for ways to improve.

·  Team player.

·  Personable, ability to work well with a variety of different personality types and skill sets.

 

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 7-Apr-2017