Temporary - Production Artist - CORP
Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. - Calabasas, CA

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Harbor Freight Tools is a privately-owned, high growth multi-channel retailer and leader in providing high quality tools at the lowest prices in the industry. Founded in 1977, the company currently operates over 420 stores nationwide, offering a wide breadth of tools and related items in Automotive, Air and Power Tools, Shop and for the Home.
The company is committed to invest in and build "best practices" in everything from retail, to inventory, e-commerce, technology and merchandising. As such, it continues to seek out top-tier talent at all levels, looking for select high-energy professionals, who are creative problem-solvers and are seeking an environment which supports, nurtures and properly compensates talent and who have demonstrated a capacity to be top performers at their respective levels. Harbor Freight prides itself in having "large company resources with a start-up feel," providing a collegial and collaborative culture dedicated to high achievement. We are committed to support and promote people based not on politics, but on their relative contribution, skill set and accomplishments and are dedicated to generous pay for performance compensation and long-term careers. We also find that people who can combine personal accomplishment, leadership and a true commitment to teamwork thrive at our company.
We are seeking a Production Artist to join our growing Art Department at our Corporate Office in Calabasas, CA
This position reports to the Director of Print Production. The qualified candidate will take on a variety of graphic production projects, in the print, interactive and web mediums. They work closely with art directors and designers to create final art. The production artist must be quick, efficient, skilled in design software and able to successfully juggle multiple projects and timelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for performing layouts, page production, corrections for monthly retail flyers, newspaper inserts and magazine ads
Page layouts based on event/page ad planners supplied by category teams. Makes corrections to such pages as deemed necessary by proof readers and CAT TEAMS
Adheres to the Harbor Freight Tools design style set by Senior Management and Executives
Interfaces with Dept. Director, Category Management Team as well as proofreading and copy to assure accurate page assembly
Organizing, implementing/executing page production of catalogs from inception to final stages, resulting in meeting of deadline
Applies established corporate branding specifications to ensure work meets brand guidelines
Report status on projects assigned
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with business associates
Additional duties as assigned by manager

Education and/or Experience:
Minimum 2 year graphic arts training.
1-2 years hands‑on graphic arts production experience.
Thorough knowledge of Macintosh Desktop Computer and Adobe Creative Suite
Must have good eye for type, style and detail.
Good command of English language.
Sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure.
Creative flair with ability to conceptualize and visualize finished product.
Able to work effectively as a team member.
Ability to work seated for long periods of time and maintain concentration and accuracy.
Excellent organizational skills
Low incidence of errors.
Good productivity and high quality work.
Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities
Position may be required to work beyond normal scheduled work hours as necessitated by business requirements.

Physical Requirements:
General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to move about an office.

The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
Supervisory Responsibility

Benefits Include:
Full Medical Package including, health and dental
Paid Time Off
Competitive Salary
Casual Work Environment

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In 1977, Harbor Freight Tools had a mission to make it easier for working people to get the best value possible on top-quality tools they...