Flexa
tms • London

Studio Services Artist

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

Job Description

if you are interested in this role please reach out to harley.marjoram@tmsw.com

ABOUT US

tms unites technology,
marketing and sourcing to drive transformational change for the
world’s leading brands. With 1000+ employees across 26 countries, we
offer an impressive range of solutions — from inspiration and innovation to
category management and delivery. Most importantly, we're a place where you
can achieve great things, and be recognized as the best.​

Our parent company, HAVI,
is a global, privately held company that delivers expertise and experience
across analytics, packaging, sourcing, supply chain, and logistics.
Together, we unlock potential in our shared talent, more career opportunities
and benefits, and an elevated service for our clients — which include the likes
of McDonald’s, T-Mobile, O2 and adidas — as well as their customers. ​

Check out our latest and
greatest work, from Happy Meals and reusable packaging to adidas immersive
experiences, digital campaigns, and more: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/792991243 

Learn how we're bringing
together technology, marketing, and sourcing to transform brands through
"The Power of And": https://vimeo.com/792991410

tms is a place where
brilliant people are better together. Discover what life is like at a company
where you can achieve great things and feel like you truly belong. https://vimeo.com/841244881?share=copy

WHAT MATTERS THE MOST

Breakthrough,
business-driving ideas come from extraordinary people with the freedom to be
their most authentic selves at work. And we know authenticity and
diversity — critical elements of our business — can only be realized when we
create access and equity for all. We foster a culture of inclusion and
belonging and aspire to be ever-evolving, always growing and listening.​

If you want your ideas to
be heard and to contribute to a culture of inclusion and authenticity, bring us
your voice!

Job Summary

We are looking for a
Studio Services Artist to join our London team. The Studio Services Artist is
part of HAVI's

Pre-Media Services Team, and is responsible for handling the day-to-day
activities needed to support our European Studio team, our European Graphics
team and any/all Creative execution requests. In addition to managing our
printing equipment and the tools needed to complete requests, this role is
responsible for running an efficient, closed-loop color-accurate system
internally and one that’s aligned with any of our supplier partners. Our
services include: Color Management & Printing of Contract Color Proofs,
Mocking Up High-End Packaging Prototypes, Large Format Printing, Digital
Photography Services, Print Sample Review and more. This role must be able to
handle multiple projects while staying on track, working to tight deadlines and
delivering outstanding service. This role will report to the Studio Regional
Lead, but will also be part of our global PQM team so that we can ensure that
all PQM work, standards are process are being done One Way Globally.

Responsibilities

·      
Create color-accurate Hero Mock-ups and
Prototypes; including operation of flatbed cutting table (PR)

·      
Prints and creating presentation decks
and boards for internal and external meetings (PR)

·      
Prints color-accurate large format
prints for any internal or external requests

·      
Handle all digital photography
requests; on-site or even event-based

·      
Evaluate color & print quality of
proofs and printer press samples (PR)

·      
Daily maintenance & operation of
in-house digital print devices

·      
Order, track, and evaluate drawdowns
samples

·      
Order, track, and process in-house
digital print consumables and supplies

·      
Layout and creation of graphics for
internal and external projects

·      
Monthly calibrations of X-Rite eXact
spectrophotometers

·      
Integrate production color standards,
tolerances, and visual reproductions into our technology platforms (Esko
ColorEngine, Esko Flexproof, CGS ORIS ColorTurner, and X-Rite's ColorCert)

·      
Assist & support Sr. Artworkers,
Artworkers, Retouchers, Creatives … when needed, and what's needed. Ensure
effective prioritisation of requirements, liaising with Regional Studio Manager
or direct requestor as necessary

·      
Provide timely communication on
activities; workload levels and projects

·      
In conjunction with counterparts on the
Graphics Team, establish and maintain appropriate processes to ensure the
effective management of graphics for all global programmes and European
projects

·      
Implement brand guidelines across any
outputs to include colour matching, look and feel and consistency of print
quality

·      
Track and enter all project time daily

Desired Skills & Experience

·      
2+ years Studio Services experience in
a graphics/repro/studio environment

·      
Understanding of Color Management
Basics & Principles

·      
Understanding of Lab, spectral data and
dE

·      
Understanding of Packaging Print
Methodologies: Flexo, Gravure, Offset and Digital

·      
Understanding of RIPs and proofing
systems (ORIS ColorTuner & Fiery preferred)

·      
Understanding and/or experience working
with Spectrophotometers

·      
Understanding and/or experience working
with Color Management Software, preferably X-Rite's ColorCert

·      
Understanding of G7 Methodology and
Creation of Printer/ICC profiles

·      
Knowledge and/or experience using
ESKO's WebCenter, Automation Engine and Studio Plugins for Illustrator

·      
Photography Fundamentals and Stage
lighting a plus

·      
Knowledge of 3D-Modeling Software a
plus

·      
Experience in artwork origination for
packaging, including origination from scratch, manipulation of existing
designs, basic colour retouching, through to checking and proofreading

·      
Solid experience of working with Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Microsoft Office & Teams

·      
Fully Mac literate including good
working knowledge of OSX

·      
GMG, ESKO, X-Rite, ColorCert

·      
 

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Teambuilding days
Company shutdown periods – Christmas Shutdown Period
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Dog friendly office
Open to part time work for some roles
Summer hours
Early finish Fridays
Mental health days
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Annual bonus
Life assurance
Employee assistance programme
Lunch and learns
Location
85%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
79%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
70%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
67%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
71%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
74%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
78%
Employees enjoy the working environment
Mission
73%
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Salary
67%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at tms

Company employees

374

Gender diversity (male:female)

42% Male 58% Female

Office locations

London, Duisburg, Paris, Munich, Chicago, Hong Kong, Seattle, Shangai, Singapore, Tokyo, Beirut.

Hiring Countries

Canada
China
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Japan
Lebanon
Poland
Portugal
Singapore
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

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