Freelance Production Artist

C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions
Elkhorn, WI 53121, USA
Posted 5 days ago
$23.00 — $26.00 / hour
Part timeRetail,Printing Services,Graphic Design



C2 client, a well-established, family-owned company with a mission to create stimulating retail consumer experiences through custom signage and décor programs for retailers and brands seeks a versatile and talented freelance production artist/designer to support their creative, design, and production efforts on an as-needed, part-time basis.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: contract role, approx. 20 hours per week for 4-6 weeks with potential for eventual full-time, direct hire

Location: Onsite* in their spacious headquarters in Elkhorn WI

* potential for hybrid arrangement after successful completion of initial projects, at the discretion of the Manager of Creative Services

Compensation: $23-$26/hour

Why this organization?

C2's client offers an exciting and dynamic work environment with opportunities to contribute to high-profile retail projects. As a freelance production artist/designer you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the visual impact of their clients’ custom signage and décor programs, ensuring the highest quality standards.

Job Description:

This role combines production expertise with design creativity to ensure flawless execution of design concepts, maintaining our client's commitment to delivering high-quality retail imaging solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the creative team to develop design concepts, graphics, and visual content for retail signage and décor programs.
  • Modify and adapt existing design assets to meet the specific requirements of each project.
  • Ensure that all designs adhere to industry standards, quality, and brand guidelines.
  • Prepare print-ready files and assets, including file preflight, color correction, and image optimization.
  • Perform pre-press tasks to ensure accurate and high-quality printing.
  • Prepare mechanicals, layouts, and templates for large format printing and fabrication.
  • Coordinate with external vendors and suppliers to obtain necessary materials and services.
  • Assist in the quality control of printed materials and prototypes to ensure accuracy.
  • Work closely with project managers and clients to understand project objectives and deliver designs and production that meet client expectations.
  • Maintain open communication with the team and provide creative and technical solutions for design and production challenges.
  • Meet project deadlines and manage workload effectively.


  • Proven experience as a graphic designer and production artist, preferably in the retail or signage industry.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Strong understanding of design principles, typography, and color theory.
  • Familiarity with prepress processes, file preparation, and color management.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work with precision.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take creative and technical initiative.
  • Flexibility to work on projects when needed, estimating 20-30 hours per week based on project demands.
  • Knowledge of print production techniques, materials, and large format printing is a plus.
  • A portfolio showcasing previous design and production work, demonstrating your creative and technical abilities.

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All candidates must be located and authorized to work in the United States. C2 does not sponsor work visas. C2 is unable to hire contractors from these states: CA, CO, NY, DC

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