Print Production Artist - Packaging & Retail Displays

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We are looking for a Print Production Artist to join our Hardware Packaging team. We create high-quality out of box experiences for our sellers and pride ourselves in bringing creative and sustainable solutions into existence. As a Print Production Artist, you will oversee production of print-ready art files, image proofing, and consistency of design templates across programs. Your role has a high-level of technical expertise and organization, and is instrumental to producing great packaging and display experiences for our sellers.

Role Location: 

We want employees to reside where they feel most creative and productive. This role is based in the United States and is open to all U.S-based individuals who can be partners with this team, including sharing and adjusting to typical working hours in Pacific Time.

You will:

  • Produce artwork mechanical files for print deliverables

  • Collaborate with Designer to manage consistent art and templates across all programs

  • Partner with Production Managers to ensure accurate specifications 

  • Manage artwork versions and localizations, ongoing changes, and supply accurate files for proofing

  • Ensure artwork and imaging are optimized for print and produce match prints for team review

  • Meet review and release deadlines 

  • Drive file organization and consistency of naming conventions for all deliverables and programs

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally for press approvals (~10%)

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in Print Production comprised of multiple materials and high aesthetic quality

  • Management and light editing of high-resolution art and image assets 

  • Knowledgeable about RGB / CMYK color conversion and profiles for print 

  • Leader in digital file management organization and web-based production workflows

  • Creative problem solving and experience closing technical issues 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Print Production applications (INDD, AI, PSD, PDF)

  • BS in design or equivalent industry experience 

  • Experience with pre-press, digital printing, or proofing

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources