Graphic Designer/Production Artist
August 29th, 2017

ADVERTISING ART PRODUCTION BRANDING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COLLATERAL DESIGN COPYWRITING DIGITAL ART DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN PACKAGING PATTERN DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY PRINT DESIGN PRODUCT DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT RETOUCHING SCREEN PRINTING WEB DESIGN


Job Description

Seeking a mid-level graphic designer/production artist with focused expertise in production art, printing techniques, and creative product design and decoration. This role will report to the Director of Marketing, and will collaborate with the Creative and Production Art teams to execute marketing and product strategies across all company channels. Must be comfortable working in a small, fast-paced team environment, and able to take ownership of projects and work independently. The ideal candidate is a multi-faceted creative designer who is also a strategic “thinker” and willing to have a hand in all aspects of the company’s marketing and product design strategies – knowledge of screen printing and sublimation printing is a must. Expertise or interest in fashion/licensed housewares, collegiate sports and promotional marketing a plus. We're looking for someone with talent, grit and a strong desire to roll up their sleeves and help our small internal design department build multiple brands and product lines.


Job Responsibilities

Product Art Design and Print/Digital Production-Ready Artwork

  • Creative Conceptual Product Art - Collaborate with Sales/Marketing/Creative teams to develop and lead execution of product art strategies for C-store, licensed and fashion drinkware/tableware product collections
  • Collaborate with VP of Sales/Director of Marketing to put together annual design collections for drinkware and tableware lines including fashion and licensed channels
  • Create and present creative conceptual designs as requested by customers and sales based on specific themes, trends, or customer marketing messages
  • Production-Ready Artwork – Create print-ready artwork for all product designs utilizing a combination of printing techniques including: sublimation, paper inserts, clear poly inserts, and screen printing
  • Retail and C-Store Channels - Collaborate with production to turn creative concepts into production-ready artwork for drinkware and tableware products
  • ASI and Fundraising Channels – Create art layouts and proofs using customer-provided artwork for customer approval and build print-ready art files
  • Production Coordination - Coordinate with print/production to ensure successful execution of product designs in terms of design, color-matching,
  • Product Virtual Image Cataloging - Create and maintain catalog of digital assets of all products for application in marketing, sales and web collateral as needed
  • Create virtual images upon request including resizing for specific customer needs, web images, internal marketing collateral
  • Maintain catalog of product images on art server to required standards
  • Product Strategy - Develop deep knowledge and expertise in ThermoServ’s product strategy, including full line of products, channels, manufacturing/production capabilities and design collections

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED DESIGN KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • A general understanding of and passion for product art design on decorated goods, specifically casual drinkware/tableware or other housewares
  • 3+ years experience designing and creating artwork for products in the fashion, licensed, sports, and promotional goods space
  • Proven ability to lead design strategy for product collections, or follow creative direction from customers, marketing and collaborate to build effective product art strategy
  • Knowledge of and interest in both housewares fashion trends as well as sports design – or willingness to learn and follow creative direction
  • Must be able to collect/understand requirements and design, explain, and negotiate feedback on creative concepts and mockups
  • Working knowledge of digital and offset printing methods as well as sublimation graphics and screen printed graphics
  • Ability to build and utilize actions and templates to create digital assets (“product virtuals” for image catalog)
  • Understanding of production artwork requirements, and ability to build print-ready files across multiple printing methods and formats
  • Proven experience of using the following:
    • Adobe Photoshop (cs5+)
    • Adobe InDesign (cs5+)
    • Adobe Illustrator (cs5+)
    • Microsoft Word and Excel

REQUIRED BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong drive and personal accountability – takes ownership of projects; able to run with minimal oversight
  • Critical thinking and strategic problem solving
  • Deadline driven and able to prioritize
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Adapts quickly in the face of changing priorities
  • Flexible attitude towards all aspects of role
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A “completer finisher”
  • Needs to have energy, commitment and positive attitude
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Able to work on multiple projects

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, marketing, programming or related field OR at least five years’ experience as a graphic designer and/or Web designer professional

 


How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and a link to your design portfolio to dana.dowdy@thermoserv.com



Email dana.dowdy@thermoserv.com  Phone 2146310307

Posted By
Dana Dowdy

At New ThermoServ, Ltd, we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of innovative drinkware and tableware products that are Made in America and designed to fit every lifestyle through our family of brands including ThermoServ, Makit Products and Prolon. We are committed to serving as an integrated partner for businesses in the retail, food service, convenience store, fundraising and personalized gift markets, and we always keep the end customer’s satisfaction a priority. Through product differentiation, continuous quality improvements and the highest level of service from our people, New ThermoServ, Ltd. is committed to delivering the highest quality and relevant product offerings to meet the demanding needs of the market. Whether for a family gathering, work or just for play, there’s a ThermoServ product that’s right for everyone.

URL
http://thermoserv.com

Location
Dallas, TX

Job Type
Full-time