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Production Designer

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Sur La Table
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Production Designer is responsible for consistently delivering high-quality, impactful photo and design assets for Sur La Table. The ideal candidate has deep production experience across a variety of design tools, is highly detail-oriented, and can autonomously deliver work in a fast-paced environment. Reporting to the Art Director, Photography, the Production Designer will collaborate with the Digital Asset Manager, Designers, Project Managers, and Vendors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Elevate Sur La Table’s brand through preparing production-ready photos, artwork, asset libraries, and guidelines documentation.
  • Ensure that all imagery meets SLT’s quality and visual standards
  • Upload digital assets to the DAM, tag correctly and maintain integrity of information associated with digital assets.
  • Review studio and vendor-provided images for quality control and ensure metadata is accurate.
  • Retouch, crop, color correct, and composite images when necessary.
  • Prepare images for appropriate channels, such as packaging, signage, social media, and other digital channels. Create animated gifs, as needed.
  • Stay up-to-date with asset requirements for social media and other channels.
  • Exercise exceptional creative problem-solving.
  • Provide consistent on-time delivery of assets.
  • Look for opportunities to optimize processes and partner directly with teams and photo studios to troubleshoot.
Experience and Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in a production department, agency, or in-house team.
  • An online portfolio or samples of work showcasing production work on photography, marketing campaigns, or design assets.
  • You have an eye for composition, pixel-perfect alignment, kerning, purposeful sentence breaks, and organized files. While you are capable of graphic design, you prefer to work on the production side of things.
  • Organized, driven, self-starter with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to prepare production-ready assets that meet all requirements at the highest quality.
  • Have excellent organization skills and file management.
  • Strong experience and expertise in working with retouching and compositing of product images.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while staying calm under pressure.
  • Proactive problem solving, both technically and creatively, and an active interest in learning new tools and technologies.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects) and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Accessibility Standards, a plus.
  • Experience in video editing, a plus.
  • Experience working with Bynder or another Digital Asset Manager, a plus.
Sur La Table Core Competencies:

  • Focus on the Customer: You inspire and delight your customers.
  • Be Genuine: Your communication style is respectful, effective and sincere.
  • Make the Right Call: You effectively blend knowledge, experience, wisdom & decisive action.
  • Take Ownership: You are committed, responsible and provide solutions.
  • Achieve Results: You meet and exceed goals and expectations.
Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and work cooperatively with employees and customers.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to able to use computer and other office equipment to accomplish work tasks.
  • Ability to think critically and communicate complex thoughts and/or ideas in clear and concise manner.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.

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Employer: Sur La Table (@Sur_La_Table)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted Date: 16/06/2022
Expiry Date: 16/10/2022
Type: Full-Time
Categories: DAM Manager / User, Digital Marketing / Marketing Technology, Creative/Content Operations
Ref: DN-JB-867
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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