A day in the life of
As a Production Assistant at Visual Print & Design, I take care of putting jobs through the many different stages of production. My job is fast paced and fun as I am always doing something different every day!
My day to day routine varies each day I come into work, but generally, my day begins with a production meeting with the rest of the team. This is where we discuss the stages of current and upcoming jobs. The rest of my day then depends on the live jobs that I have that day, so I may find myself sending proofs to our clients, printing, trimming down work and putting jobs through a huge variety of finishing stages – all of which are different depending on each specific job. Once a job is complete, I make sure that everything is packed up securely for delivery. I even get to go out on deliveries too which means I get to meet and speak to our clients directly!
My favourite part of my job is that no day is the same – the variety of the work that we produce means that I am always doing something different. I particularly enjoy the more unique jobs that I may not have done before, I love to feel like I am learning something new and developing my skills!
If I was to give advice to someone working in production, it would be to know how to manage your time, and more importantly, know how to multitask! You will probably find that you have a lot of live jobs going at the same time, so it is really important that you are able to manage a high workload, stick to deadlines and make sure that all work is completed to a high standard. It can be a very challenging role especially when clients require a really quick turnaround, but when a job is completed successfully and our client is happy with their finished product, you feel a massive amount of achievement!