Prepress/Graphic Designer

Plenty of formal stuff below, so we’ll summarize first:

Do you like helping people? Do terms like bleeds, crops, overprint, impose, and CMYK make you feel at home? Do you ever find yourself critiquing the fonts or layout choices of random print pieces out in the world? Then come join our team! You’ll work on a wide variety of projects preparing files and creating designs for production using the latest in printing technology.

… now back to the formal stuff.

You’ll need a friendly, helpful personality, a valid California driver’s license and clean driving record, the ability to lift 50 pounds, and be at least 25 years old.

You’ll get above-average pay, medical & dental benefits, vacation and holiday pay, matching retirement contributions, and the occasional catered lunch.

We love what we do; we’d love it if you did, too.

PIP Printing Riverside/Corona (aka PrintMyStuff), awarded and recognized as one of the Top 100 Small Commercial Printers in North America since 2017, seeks an energetic Prepress/Graphic Designer to join our Prepress & Design team. has always set itself apart from other local printers with the support of highly talented, driven, and hardworking individuals. The team desires to find an outstanding Prepress/Graphic Designer who possesses a multifaceted skill set to be a key contributor in the business and company culture.

Position Overview

As a Prepress/Graphic Designer, you are responsible for reviewing, editing, repairing, and enhancing all incoming customer orders to ensure they are ready for print production, as well as creating new designs. This position will also assist in other parts of print production as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work on new designs and make revisions to existing files which may include: typesetting, illustrations, photo manipulation, logo design, branding, and designing printed collateral
  • Advise customer service staff and clients on alternative graphic options based on the project artwork, material selection, and technologies
  • Impose digital files for efficient print and bindery production
  • Prepare variable data projects including mail merges, numbering, and personalization
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with clients and advise of any issues concerning their files or deadline
  • Prepare client graphic files for optimum proofing and production results
  • Schedule jobs by due dates or as requested by management
  • Ensure file and production consistency with past and similar jobs
  • Send proofs to customers and follow up until approval is received

Prepress Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Mac-based Adobe CC software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro)
  • Understanding of file types, fonts, color mode theory, standardized styles (character, paragraph, object), and industry terminology
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based workflow
  • Ability to communicate with customers and other team members to keep jobs on track
  • Must possess the ability to learn and understand new software and other technology applications as introduced by the company
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and math skills
  • Ability to adhere to file preparation, naming, and organization standards

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Pro-active attitude with adaptability
  • Team player with the ability to work with all levels of management, while also being able to work independently
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Strong organization skills, able to multi-task, and can manage time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Personal Qualities

  • Maturity
  • Good work habits
  • Sound judgment
  • Pleasant and friendly demeanor
  • Willingness and ability to work under pressure and deadlines

Language Skills

Ability to catch spelling and grammar mistakes with ease. Thorough knowledge of grammar rules. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business correspondence and documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence, speak effectively, and present information.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Knowledge of basic office equipment and personal computers. Familiarity with software programs such as Microsoft Office or Google alternatives. Individuals must possess the ability to learn and understand new software and other technology applications as introduced by the Company.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Flexibility to work overtime when required and on short notice
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others (verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and consistently busy environment
  • Occasional light lifting

The Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision & supplemental benefits provided after the eligibility period
  • Paid vacation, sick and holiday hours
  • Fast-paced, business casual work environment
  • Competitive Wages
  • Matching retirement contributions
  • Stability and Excitement with a Growing Company

Job Location:

Riverside. Monday-Friday, hours TBD (day shift)

Do you fit the role?

If so, start with the questionnaire below.

Don’t pass it up, it’s a quickie!

At PIP Printing Riverside/Corona, we are fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing an environment of mutual respect to all applicants and teammates.  Each qualified applicant and employee is recruited, employed, and evaluated without regard to any characteristic protected by law, such as race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, or status as military or veteran status.  Equal employment opportunities are provided to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, discipline and termination. We provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.