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Designer in San Diego, CA at ReaderLink

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type:
    Design
  • Experience:
    5 to 8 years
  • Date Posted:
    4/12/2018

Job Description

Designer



Summary:    The main purpose of the position is to develop, create and execute super-realistic three-dimensional models of books, toys and packaging to be utilized by the sales team as selling tools to obtain future orders for our products.


Aside from producing three-dimensional prototypes, the position also assists the art directors and designers in the early stages of their books and toys.



Essential Functions: 




  • Build 3D models of our books, toys and packaging to be distributed to our domestic and international Sales Teams.

  • Assist in the conceptualizing and in the development of new package design

  •  Calculate measurements and draw templates of our products to be followed by our printers in Hong Kong.

  • Organize lists of requests from the Sales Teams by prioritizing them by urgency and importance.

  • Hire and Manage Peak Employees (freelancers) to assist in the creation of the models, organize their work schedules and guide/assist them.

  • Organize all raw materials needed to build the models and delegate projects to the appropriate Peak Employee based on his or her individual strengths and talents.

  • Support Art Director in off-peak times as book designer.


·         Participate in format development with senior staff with a key sense of creating formats with long term applications.


·         Knowledge of design software to aid in writing specs, fitting creative material to 3-D book samples and basic book design. 


·        Write specs or review specs of staff for assigned formats, providing Production with complete, detailed information as needed.


·         Establish schedules and budgets for sales materials


·         Hire freelancers to complete work as needed


·         Problem solve any issues regarding work as it occurs or anticipate and correct




Non-Essential Functions:


 


·         Develop a working knowledge of production to more economically develop formats.


 



Job Requirements

Qualifications:



·         Bachelor Degree


·         Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in publishing or associated creative field


·         Working knowledge of all Adobe and other creative software as well as knowledge of preparing print files.



 


Language Skills:



·         Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.


·         Oral Communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.


·         Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.


·         Effective communicator with the ability to partner with the management team to influence positive continuous change in Reader Links’ supply chain and publishing programs.




Reasoning Ability:



·         Must identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.


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