Production Artist (Creative)

At The IMAGINE Group (, one of the nation’s largest and best print-centric visual communications companies, it’s a new day. Furthermore, our commitment to our clients that a partnership with IMAGINE ensures “there’s a better way" has just become more exciting than ever. After recently being acquired by new financial partners, our company is in the financial position to invest in growth-centric capabilities and make The IMAGINE Group the most exciting and best national print-centric visual communications companies in North America. Given our client-focused commitment to excellence, it is truly the perfect time as we grow exponentially over the next several years. The IMAGINE Group has locations in Minneapolis, Chicago and Charlotte along with our Midnight Oil team in Los Angeles.

Midnight Oil (, strategically located in "the heart of Hollywood" in Burbank, CA, is an extraordinary creative, and specialty print production partner to the majority of theatrical and streaming studios, with relationships often measured in terms of decades, not years. We uniquely and conveniently combine our Studio and Print Production capabilities all under one roof in our 120,000 square feet facility, with an Amtrak stop and the Burbank Airport directly across the street. However, our “secret sauce” is simply our people … we have the best, most passionate, most capable team of 125 motivated employees who always delivers exceptional solutions to our clients as we aren't satisfied being anything short of the best. Generally speaking, we shape creative ideas by making them better and bringing them to life in virtually any media format, on-time, and to the highest standards of quality. And, we do things the right way as our culture of mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion makes MO a great place to work.

Objective: Provide production support to internal creative team and accounts. To prepare files for internal and external manufacturing at the expected level of quality.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Producing an array of entertainment theatrical properties through Key Art, Outdoor, In Theatre
  • Creating templates, adapting creative and building production mechanical files utilizing relevant software
  • Reviewing design files and proactively solve production/creative issues
  • Resizing and adapting high resolution art
  • Communicating with account, production and creative teams
  • Managing multiple deadlines and still provide excellent work
  • Laying out design & production of any print materials including, OOH, packaging, one-sheets, ads, presentations, brochures, catalogs etc.
  • Applying understanding of structure as it relates to special packaging, theatrical standees, In theatre elements and retail POP
  • Collaborating and supporting designers, art directors and creative directors
  • Creating presentations
  • Troubleshooting file issues
  • Managing and maintaining client and company assets
  • Preflight, collect, upload and download tasks
  • Continual training to increase skill level
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • A positive, can-do attitude with high level dedication and collaborative spirit
  • Ultimate client satisfaction mentality and approach
  • Proactive approach to identify and solve problems before they arise
  • Exceptional coordination and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative adaptation thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and discuss creative solutions in a clear, rational, and creative manner
  • Agility to do light retouching and color correction
  • Ability to adapt, plan and organize in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Goal oriented and a self-starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding, highly creative environment
  • Proactive approach to identify and solve problems before they arise
  • Excellent understanding of entertainment production workflow
  • Commitment to continued learning
  • Proficient in Creative Adobe Suite Illustrator / Photoshop / Indesign / Acrobat, Key Note, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or creative arts equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years production experience in entertainment
  • Expert ability in Illustrator/Photoshop/In Design
  • Agency experience a plus

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities of the position indicated. It is intended as a general guideline for employee use.

Midnight Oil
Salary Range
$42,000.00 - 72,000.00
per Year
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Burbank, CA 91505, US
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