Digital Art Technician
Milwaukie, OR Digital Art
Job Type

Dark Horse Comics, LLC., the Milwaukie, Oregon Company responsible for Hellboy, Minecraft,  Umbrella Academy comics (and many more), is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Digital Art Technician to join our team!

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position in a creative, fast-paced industry: comic books & genre publishing. Candidates must have a strong foundation of graphic software skills (Adobe Creative Suite), an eye for color and detail, patience for repetitive tasks, and be open to performing a variety of duties relating to prepress and digital art quality assurance in both print and digital publishing.

Primary responsibilities to include but are not limited to: 

  • Quality controlling digital assets for use in final print.
  • Assuring color accuracy
  • Print resolution
  • File Formatting for various media (print and digital distribution)
  • Manipulation and restoration of graphic assets for print
  • Print publishing book layout and file formatting/oganization
  • Asset management and organization
  • Operation and calibration of scanners and printers
  • Scanning/digitizing traditional media art pieces
  • Fielding preflight/graphic related questions from external clients, and internal depts.
  • Maintaining and adhering to tight schedules and deadlines.
  • Learn additional software, quality control, and proper set-up for comic book production. 

 Preferred Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years experience in four-color/ CMYK digital file preparation and output.
  • Must be fluent in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Have experience modifying artwork in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizationally-minded
  • Proven ability to multitask and adapt to changing technologies. 
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Familiarity of comics and/or publishing industry (a plus)
Salary Description
Proposed: $45,000 annually