Production Artist Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 9,181 Production Artist resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Production Artist Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Adobe Photoshop, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Production Artist Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Production Artist CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Production Artists, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on production artist resumes is adobe photoshop, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: production art. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a production artist.
Top Skills for a Production Artist
Mac, 2%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 9,181 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a production artist job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average production artist job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average production artist candidate have?
The average production artist resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your production artist skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from production artist resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Lead Graphic Designer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Artist
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Graphic Communications
  • Created original designs for Logos, Stationary, Packaging, Brochures, Postcards, Posters, and Catalogs.
  • Designed and layout sales brochures.
  • Create graphic materials for different projects such as banners, brochures, posters, websites, films and etc.
  • Create brand awareness through social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Produced banners, posters and brochures for tradeshows and events.
Motion Graphics Artist

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Artist
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
  • Sandwich Artist Subway Made sandwiches, prepared food, and baked bread.
  • Completed University of SUBWAY Courses as directed.
  • Cleaned the Subway facility daily.
  • Maintained a professional appearance and grooming standards as outlined in the SUBWAY Operations Manual.
  • Sandwich artists with Subway also field customer questions and complaints about personnel or products.
Logo Designer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Artist
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Created Intuitive Interactive media and on demand streaming video training for cross platform delivery saving valuable time to market.
  • Operate a variety of computer platforms and operating systems including Mac OS, Windows, NT and UNIX.
  • Created UI prototype for Manufacturing Process Manager (SCM) based on product requirements using Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS.
  • Assist with design of interactive learning modules.
  • Recorded LoadRunner scripts for Web (HTTP/HTML) VUser.
Graphic Artist/Typesetter

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Artist
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Supported desktop publishing with the editing, formatting and layout of presentations, proposals, and other technical documents.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentation slides for corporate staff.
  • Used scanner, digital camera, and Mac Pro and PC computers.
  • Re-created customer logos for their ads when necessary.
  • Designed ads, logos and headings for various newspaper and magazine publications.
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As a production artist, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Production Artists have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to production artist positions majored in Graphic Design. Some of the other common majors that appear on production artist resumes include Fine Arts, Design And Visual Communication, and Animation.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Production Artist Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Production Artists. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Production Artists to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%