Nationally known, Indianapolis-based apparel manufacturer is seeking a Graphic Designer with Illustration skills to temporarily join a close-knit team of five to help develop designs for, and prepare technical drawings of, apparel graphics that depict custom graphics and embellishments. This is a temporary position that will be about 25% creative, 75% production art. There is a possibility that this will become a permanent position with the client.
Must be able to work closely with members of Customer Service, Apparel Design, and all departments of the company
Must take initiative to seek answers/solutions on your own, but also be comfortable with seeking assistance when needed
Create and maintain spread sheets and forms for design and product specifications
Study and understand apparel construction and embellishment materials in order to create designs that translate well to real life
Design apparel graphics using customer logos, ideas and inspiration
Identify possible copyright and trademark infringement and report to Art Director
Stay current with industry trends
Required Skills and Talents
Must thrive in a fast-paced environment, in which speed of drawing turnaround is paramount
Experience with creating technical drawings
Affinity for details
Working efficiently and finding ways to continuously improve productivity
Creative with graphical elements/designs for apparel
Careful listener with ability to gather and implement instruction accurately
Willingness and aptitude for learning new skills, new software and critical processes
Service-minded and patience with customer changes
Organizing: Effectively organize files, workspace and projects
Planning: Effectively set daily and sometimes hourly priorities depending on workload
Write clearly with attention to detail and completeness
Required Computer Experience
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator (know most shortcuts).
Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat (Know basic shortcuts).
Strong working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.