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Color Design Artist

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Midnight Oil
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Description

Job Description

Midnight Oil is a dynamic marketing agency dedicated to creating meaningful connections through experiences that inspire. A team of strategic thinkers, creative artists and expert craftsmen, we take seriously our role as brand caretakers and culture-makers.

Leveraging our nearly 40-year history with a diverse team of premium talent and state-of-the-art workshop, we have earned a reputation as premier thought partners our clients can trust. Headquartered in Burbank, CA., the Midnight Oil team comprises 250+ agency professionals and partners with clients such as Disney, Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Microsoft, Warner Bros. Pictures, Activision, EA, and Universal Pictures, among others.

Midnight Oil has received numerous accolades from the CLIO Key Art Awards, Game Marketing Awards, OMA Awards, Effie Awards, the Golden Trailer Awards, and more.

So here's where you come in...

The Color Artist performs image finishing, retouching, enhancement, improvement and composition with a high level of precision and expertise.

So here’s what success in this position looks like…

  • Evaluate and perform color correction in CMYK and RGB, matching color as necessary to designated files/visuals.
  • Execute hi-res imaging and key art finishing, comprehending and achieving client objectives and desired campaign look.
  • Prepare, optimize and convert files from RGB to CMYK, following client-specific workflows and protocols.
  • Expand and acquire new knowledge and skills including artistic finishing techniques and evolving Photoshop features.
  • Review and assess work accomplished. Evaluate color outputs, determining whether further work is needed.
  • Work with and take direction from Shift Leads and Color Leads to provide the highest level of service.
  • Keep Shift Leads, Color Leads and Color Coordinators apprised of changes and developments that may impact delivery and quality objectives.
  • Create CMYK separations (including regulating GCR and total ink density), PMS plates, and white ink plates, ensuring correct coverage and trapping.
  • Assist Prepress/Premedia departments as needed. Update build files, adjust Illustrator callouts, output Epsons, etc.
  • Perform Grand Format device proof color compensations. Make press compensations as necessary.
  • Follow Company and Client security policy and asset management protocols. Keep department apprised of changes in security status of given campaign looks.

You’re prepared to win in this role if you possess…

  • An “eye for color" and an understanding of color theory, color management, RGB to CMYK conversion, etc.
  • A diverse understanding of the graphic arts industry as it applies to pre-media and printing
  • Expert understanding of desktop publishing tools including, but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Must have a positive attitude and constantly look to improve
  • Ability to deal with co-workers in a professional manner
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies and workflows

Must Haves…

  • Minimum 4 years professional experience with finishing and color
  • Agency and/or Entertainment industry experience a plus
Company Description
Midnight Oil is a dynamic marketing agency dedicated to creating meaningful connections through experiences that inspire. A team of strategic thinkers, creative artists and expert craftsmen, we take seriously our role as brand caretakers and culture-makers. Leveraging our nearly 40-year history with a diverse team of premium talent and state-of-the-art workshop, we have earned a reputation as premier thought partners our clients can trust.

Headquartered in Burbank, CA., the Midnight Oil team comprises 250+ agency professionals and partners with clients such as Disney, Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Microsoft, Warner Bros. Pictures, Activision, EA, Bandai America and Universal Pictures, among others.

Midnight Oil has received numerous accolades from the CLIO Key Art Awards, Game Marketing Awards, OMA Awards, Effie Awards, the Golden Trailer Awards, and more.

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