Refinery29 is hiring a

Freelance Production Designer

New York, United States

Refinery29 is actively seeking an innovative, hyper­c​reative, super­​fast Production Designer to assist the Design and wider Creative team with various production needs.

The Production Designer will work collaboratively with Art Directors, Designers and Photo Editors to prepare designs for production in the latter stages of development. The Production Designer will review final conceptual designs and layouts, and in reviewing, are able to provide suggestions for modified formats, increasing quality of production and ensuring standards are met. Technical duties also include scaling, cropping, basic retouching, repositioning, packaging and preflighting, eliminating defective and/or excessive images. The Production Designer will also be responsible for archiving and updating final production ­ready files on the R29 server.


  • Editorial:​Concepting and applying standard design filters and treatments to newsy images, cutting out market assets and assembling product collages, minor photo retouching and color correction, resizing and reformatting design for various R29 platforms – desktop, mobile, social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat
  • Advertising + Branded Content: R​esizing and prepping banner ads for our clients, executing cobranded layouts that reflect partnership between the Refinery29 and partner brands, working closely with Art Director to finalize assets, preparing files for print production where necessary (zines, lookbooks, posters, etc), and creating sponsored assets for the site.
  • Events:​Creating production ready files and assets for various event­related collateral, including but not limited to event signage, invites, menus, swag and other supporting collateral.
  • Corporate: Updating and various corporate related swag and collateral including (but not limited to) business cards, stationary, presentation design and templates and office signage.
  • Working quickly and efficiently, ensuring all projects are delivered on deadline, and in line with the R29 brand vision
  • Working in a detail­oriented fashion by delivering projects according to initial specs and requirements


  • 1-­2 years of experience in an established media publication, advertising or branding agency, or in­house brand working across graphic design and/or print/digital production
  • A strong balance of identity, typography, layout, and illustration skills Impeccable taste across all facets of design
  • Strong, open, positive and persistent communication style
  • A solutions­oriented mentality
  • Genuine ability to collaborate and contribute to a team effort but also to work independently to deliver on individual responsibilities
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
  • Deep knowledge of and familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., InDesign) (Keynote and Powerpoint familiarity is a plus).
  • Strong desire to develop creatively and push the R29 visual brand forward

Additional Information

For consideration, you must submit your RESUME and link to your online PORTFOLIO. Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.

R29 will not honor resumes submitted by recruiters for jobs posted on our website.