EY Production Artist in Kerala, India

Title: Production Artist

Location: IN-Kerala-Kochi

Job Number: GSS004AG

Position Summary:

Produces creative layouts and design for client deliverables requiring conceptualization of ideas in preparation of original art for print or electronic documents. Maintains design skills and a broad knowledge of current design and production techniques. Offers conceptual design and production solutions. Manages routine design projects from concept through production, effectively prioritizes work, and balances multiple priorities simultaneously to meet client commitments and deadlines. Works effectively in a team environment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Develops designs and innovative ideas for client deliverables.

  • Effectively creates layouts with strong typography and appropriate use of color, images and fonts, allowing for readability of type.

  • Effectively utilizes styles, master pages, templates, tracking, kerning and leading.

  • Proficient and remains up-to-date with graphics software tools and equipment required of the position, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat etc.

  • Troubleshoots technical issues in graphic files and electronic documents for pre-press and printing.

  • Effectively participates as a team player in planning, scheduling, and production.

  • Maintains awareness of “state-of-the-art” techniques, equipment, best practices and developments within the design community.

  • Relates design work to the client’s business needs.

  • Determines project scope to define cost estimates, and schedule changes for client approval.

  • Supports firm brand, understands, implements, and strictly adheres to the quality standards and procedures established by Ernst & Young, including VI and branding guidelines.

  • May cross-train in additional CSG disciplines to provide flexibility during peak times.

  • Pursues and shares best practices within the department and among GSS/CSG staff.

  • Performs CSG standard electronic file management and archiving.

Qualifications:

Portfolio:

A strong design portfolio with a variety of current, leading edge design work

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Design and/or related discipline, or relevant work experience.

Experience:

Approximately 4 years of related design experience, especially in designing magazine layout and print material. Experience working in an advertising agency is also preferable.

Communication skills:

Good communication skills in English are essential as the role requires direct communication with international team members and clients.

Tools:

Excellent technical knowledge in Adobe InDesign and related Adobe products are pre-requisites for this role. Experience in multimedia will be a plus.