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Mechanical Artist

Company: Hogwarth Worldwide
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Hogarth Worldwide is the world's leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world's most famous brands.

Founded 13 years ago, Hogarth has grown from a start-up to over 4,500 people, across 30 key cities and is now part of the WPP. Obsessively striving for better is in our DNA, it is the reason for our existence and continues to drive us forward in all that we do, making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

What does a Mechanical Artist do at Hogarth?

As a Mechanical Artist you will be producing mechanicals for our client to be viewed by the world. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of all aspects of print production design and be working alongside a talented team which consists of technical and creative Mechanical Artists, Designers and Project Managers. On a daily basis, you'll be working in a fast-paced, fun environment, producing print-ready mechanicals. This is a role for a collaborative individual who is highly organized, extremely detail oriented, and capable of working with high expectations within flexible and demanding deadlines.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with Studio Project Managers and Production Design to accurately implement content across a range of mechanicals
  • Practice meticulous attention to detail and follow instructions precisely
  • Provide multiple layout solutions when necessary
  • Manage a high-volume workload
  • Complete relevant checklists for all assigned tasks to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy
  • Create and update mechanical templates with new specifications
  • Maintain strict server structure and file organization guidelines
  • Manage files and processes (incoming/outgoing, naming, archiving, etc.)
  • Consistently adhere to file naming strategies
  • Perform quality-control measures on individual and peer work
  • Abide by (and enforce) client's strict confidentiality policies
  • Communicate articulately with team, sharing and documenting any issues or knowledge to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Contribute to a continuous improvement work philosophy


  • 5+ years' experience in mechanical production, printing, and technology
  • BA in Graphic Design/Print Media or equivalent
  • Prepress background a plus
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat); working knowledge of Photoshop a plus
  • Proactive in keeping skills up to date and driving self-improvement
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work both independently and with a team
  • Ability to navigate complex processes and tools
  • Effective time manager
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Communicate fully, effectively, and diplomatically
  • Proactive, solution-oriented thinker
  • Comfortable working in a high-pressure, confidential studio environment
  • Adapt easily to shifting priorities/timelines
  • Calm demeanor under pressure
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication and follow-up skills
  • Flexibility during high-volume periods (some longer hours)


Diversity and Flexibility

Hogarth is committed to diversity and inclusion, through our ideas, our people, how we behave and conduct ourselves. Creating a truly inclusive culture at all levels of the organisation that encourages different points of view, making Hogarth not only a better company and place to work but an environment where everyone experiences connection, opportunity and a sense of belonging.

Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working from home. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

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