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Finished Artist

A Finished Artist, also known as a Mac Operator or Artworker, works with the structure and layout of images and text for both printed and online digital media. 

This can include artwork for magazines, websites, brochures, flyers, books, catalogues, posters, point of sale, digital platforms and EDM - electronic direct mail. A Finished Artists role requires you to have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to take layouts from finished art often to pre-press and digital-ready states. 

The Finished Artist role is all about taking elements from multiple sources, usually from a Graphic Designer or Art Director, laying it out on a page with appealing typefaces and images and with layout techniques is often more technical than creative.  The software that could be used is Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

The work of a finished artist usually takes approved concepts from layouts sometimes a 3D version of design or advertising through to the production phase of a project. They prepare the elements of a design or illustration for reproduction and delivery for client projects. A 'finished' artwork is a piece of design that has been worked to a particular, high level of detail.

There are various levels of 'finish' from a basic outline to a 'finished' sketch, then from a basic drawing to a highly 'finished' piece of work.

A Finished Artist’s role requires you to have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to take layouts from finished art to pre-press and digital-ready states. Layout techniques are more technical than creative. 

Summary of duties include, but are not limited to, the below:

  • Refining and preparing for print advertising and marketing material such as catalogues, point of sale, packaging and press advertising in line with brand requirements

  • Create/finish artwork and material as briefed by the designers to a print-ready standard

  • Contour, retouch and colour-correct images

The Creative Recruiters Job Search page lists the full time, part-time, contract and freelance Finished Artist roles we have available in Melbourne, Sydney and Australia-wide.