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Graphic Designer / Illustrator

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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. 

Responsibilities 

 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 

 Meet deadlines 

Required Skills and Talents 

 Accuracy 

 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. 

 

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